Preservative Boosters, Humectants & Solvents


  • CAS No.- 6920-22-5
  • INCI.- 1,2-Hexanediol

Elixi-CARE HD, 1,2-Hexanediol, is a multifunctional cosmetic ingredient and fully effective in most cosmetic formulations like toners, gels, creams, lotions, wipes (including facial masks) as well as in rinse-off products like shampoos, bodywashes, etc. Additionally, it is a non-irritating ingredient and can be used safely for all kinds of skin types.
Elixi-CARE HD is used in personal care and cosmetic products as a solvent, a humectant, a viscosity decreasing agent and as an active with antimicrobial properties. As a solvent, it can help to dissolve other ingredients and improve the spread ability of products. As a humectant, it can help to moisturize the skin by attracting and retaining moisture from the air. As a viscosity decreasing agent, it can help to thin out products and improve their flow. As an active with antimicrobial properties, it will support the efficacy of different preservative ingredients.

Elixi-CARE HD is a versatile solvent that can also boost or aid the preservation of cosmetic formulations. It creates a biostatic environment that could prevent the growth of microorganisms. It is a multifunctional ingredient: moisturizer and solvent which can be used in cosmetic emulsion systems such as skin care creams and lotions or in surfactant-based products such as shower gels, facial cleansers, and shampoos.

Recommended use concentration

0.5 % - 3.0 %


Completely soluble in water

Temperature stability

Up to 100°C

pH stability

Up to pH of 12


AppearanceClear colorless liquid
OdorCharacteristic odor to odor free
Assay (%)99.5 min.
Water (%)0.3 max.

• Excellent booster for different preservative active ingredients
• Improves moisturizing efficiency
• Non skin sensitizer or irritating different skin types
• Excellent sensory profile



  • Skin care
  • Sun care
  • Baby care
  • Toiletries
  • Make up
  • Oral care
  • Hair care
  • Wet wipes (including facial masks)

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