Lexgard® H

1,2-Hexanediol

Water Soluble Non-Irritating Preservation Component

Lexgard® H is a versatile solvent that can also boost or aid the preservation of cosmetic formulations by creating a biostatic environment that prevents growth of microorganisms.

  • Bacteriostatic booster
  • Multifunctional Medium Chain Terminal Diol
  • Water soluble
  • Non-irritating to skin
  • Moisturizer & solvent
  • Effective in emulsions, creams and lotions in addition to surfactant-based products such as shower gels, facial cleansers and shampoos
  • Free of parabens, formaldehyde donors, MIT, phenoxyethanol, and other traditional preservatives
  • Building block for a customized Hurdle Technology system

Micro Summary

  • Controls bacteria (gram +/-)
  • Use in combination with yeast & mold control agent for broad spectrum protection

Standards & Certifications

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Readily Biodegradable
Clean Beauty Preferred
Non-palm Derived
China IECIC Listed
Kosher Compliant
Vegan & Cruelty-free
Halal Certified

How to Use

Recommended Use Level: 1 - 3%

Use Instruction:

  • For use in cold or hot processes
  • Mix well before using.
  • Add to water phase (below 80°C) or during cool down phase (~40°C)

Please request an Alternative Preservation Formulators Guide for more information

Primary Feedstocks

  • Petrochemical

For more information about the origin and processing of this ingredient, please request a Technical & Regulatory Dossier.

Science Behind

This alternative preservation component contributes to creating a hostile environment for microbial growth as part of a Hurdle Technology approach. Lexgard® H can be a complete system for certain formulations or a component of your broad spectrum customized system.

1,2-Hexanediol is a multifunctional component. It is a skin conditioning agent and humectant that prevents the growth of bacteria in formulation. It has a short carbon chain length which makes it ultra-mild on skin.

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