ChemoxyCare® 6 is a multi-functional ingredient, moisturizer, and solvent.

It is a high purity 1,2-Alkanediol that is very safe and effective as a moisturizer with broad spectrum anti-microbial activity; with limited endocrine disrupting effect.

ChemoxyCare® 6 can be combined with low doses of preservatives like Phenoxyethanol, Iodopropynyl Butyl Carbamate or acid based preservatives like Sorbate, Benzoate and Dehydroacetate for effective preservation of personal care formulations free of parabens or iodine. It accordingly, helps reduce/eliminate preservatives like Parabens, Formaldehyde-donors or Phenoxyethanol.

ChemoxyCare® 6 is recommended to be used at concentrations of 1.0% w/w to 3.0% w/w. When used in emulsions, should be added at the post-emulsification stage, to enhance their availability at the water/oil interface. ChemoxyCare® 6 is also soluble in oils and may be used in anhydrous formulas.

ChemoxyCare® 6 is a multi-functional 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, bubble baths, and shampoos.

Chemical Name: 1,2-Hexanediol
CAS No: 6920-22-5
Other Names:

• Lexgard H
• Hydrolite 6
• KMO-6
• Optiphen HD
• Dermosoft Hexiol
• MinaCare Hexiol
Chemical Formula:  CH3(CH2)3CH(OH)CH2OH


• Moisturizing agent
• Solvent for active ingredients
• High Wetting
• Humectant
• Preservative booster
• Easy to formulate due to excellent water solubility


• Body Care
• Decorative cosmetics
• Deodorants
• Face Care
• Hand & Foot Care
• Sun Care
• Wet Wipes

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