1, 2-Hexanediol

A synthetic preservative and moisture-binding agent belonging to a class of agents known as higher molecular glycols. It is considered non-sensitizing. 

See preservatives

References for this information:
International Journal of Toxicology, September-October 2012, pages 147S-168S
International Journal of Cosmetic Science, October 2011, pages 421-425
Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology, Volume 28, 2009, pages 23-24

See preservatives

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