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A synthetic, viscous alcohol that functions as a solvent and can also be a fragrance ingredient. Considered safe for use in cosmetics in concentrations up to 5%. Ethyl hexanediol is most commonly used in haircare products and cleansers. Interestingly, higher amounts of this ingredients are sometimes used as an insect repellant.
References for this information:
Veterinary and Human Toxicology, February 1995, pages 33-36
International Journal of Toxicology, December 1994, pages 428-436
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