4 Hexyl Resorcinol
DESCRIPTION: Hexylresorcinol is an alkylresorcinol (AR), which is a type of phenolic lipid, that can be found naturally in whole grain wheat and rye. In skincare, hexylresorcinol is known to function as a skin lightening and anti-acne, and a skin-brightening agent. It is known to possess antioxidant, as well as astringent properties, that make it essential towards giving the skin an even tone complexion.
Hexylresorcinol can help to neutralize free radicals present in the due to its potent antioxidant properties. A number of key studies have shown that topical application of hexylresorcinol may play a role in defending against signs of skin aging (i.e, fine lines and wrinkles) and glycation - a non-enzymatic reaction that may negatively impact skin quality. It is used in combination with other skin lightening agents but has been known to work effectively with niacinamide.
As a skin lightener, Hexylresorcinol is able to bind to Tyrosinase and inhibit its activity. It also increases the levels of glutathione and is a strong anti-inflammatory agent.
- Clinically proven to be 4X more effective than Hydroquinone, hexylresorcinol is a potent active for skin lightening formulation.
- Stimulates Glutathione in the skin
- It exhibits antiseptic and local anesthetic properties.
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Increases UV-A and UV-B protection.
- It improves the skin's barrier against pollution.
- Powerful skin lightener
APPLICATIONS: Skin Lightening, Anti-aging, Anti-acne, After suncare,
STORAGE: Store in a dark, cool, and dry place
SOLUBILITY: Slightly soluble in water, freely soluble in ethanol (96%) and oils.
USE RATE: 0.5-2%
MW: 194.27 g/mol
This is a cosmetic raw material and is meant for external use only in cosmetic formulations. As with all of our materials, it should not be taken internally.