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What’s the Deal with 1 2 Hexanediol for Skin?

Words By Martina

I’m sure many of us have heard that if we can’t pronounce an ingredient then it can’t be good for us. For a long time, many of us have followed that train of thought. It’s time we change our mind and come to see that many ingredients, whether they have difficult-to-pronounce names or not, can be extremely beneficial for our skin. The ingredient 1 2 Hexanediol for skin is a perfect example of this.

Don’t Judge an Ingredient by Its Name

While as a consumer we tend to prefer names we can pronounce and spell because it gives us the feeling that it’s natural and safe, this is far from the truth. Writing an ingredient off just because of it’s name is like judging a book by its cover. We know it’s not an accurate assumption.

For example, did you know that a natural, non genetically modified banana contains natural ingredients like 2-methylpropan-1-ol, ethylhexanoate and yellow-brown E160a?¹ These ingredients read like nasty chemical compounds but are anything but that.

The same goes the other way around. Thinking an ingredient is good for us simply because we can pronounce it is also risky. Lemon juice, for instance, is all natural and pure but using it on your skin can cause irreversible damage. Just because it’s natural doesn’t mean it’s good for your skin.

The Benefits of 1 2 Hexanediol For Skin

When it comes to skincare products, 1 2 Hexanediol is a humectant, emollient and preservative boosting ingredient³ that happens to have an off-putting name. Don’t let that fool you.

Being a humectant means that 1 2 Hexanediol helps to hold moisture in your skin. It pulls the moisture up from the deeper levels of the skin, as well as from the air, to help keep the top layers of your skin from drying out. This makes 1 2 Hexanediol very effective at keeping your skin hydrated and providing long-term moisture.³ When coupled with other humectants, such as caprylyl glycol, it can be extremely beneficial for dry, flaky skin.

Because of its preservative qualities, 1 2 Hexanediol helps to boost the antimicrobial properties of other ingredients in a product. And if that’s not enough, it helps to soothe and soften the skin by creating a protective moisturizing film.³ What’s great about this ingredient is that very little is needed in a product to make it effective.

Why Not Put 1 2 Hexanediol to the Test?

Skin care products like Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion contain 1 2 Hexanediol because they know the benefits this ingredient can bring to the health of your skin. Because it is a safe, non-irritating ingredient, you can feel assured that just because you can’t pronounce it as easily as you would like, it’s not a reason to avoid it.

In fact, Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion is so confident in the abilities of 1 2 Hexanediol for skin that it considers itself the best lotion for dry skin. It’s time to put it to the test and see for yourself!





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