What is hexylresorcinol?
Hexylresorcinol is an alkylresorcinol (AR), a type of phenolic lipid, that can be found naturally in whole grain wheat and rye. In skincare, hexylresorcinol is known to function as a skin-brightening agent. It also possesses antioxidant, as well as astringent properties, that can contribute towards a more even tone complexion, also helping to prevent collagen breakdown and preserving skin’s firmness.
Is hexylresorcinol suitable for my skin?
Ultimately, whether hexylresorcinol is suitable for your skin depends on your skin's unique characteristics and your specific skincare goals. Consider patch testing and consulting with a dermatologist to make an informed decision.
Can hexylresorcinol be used with other products?
Hexylresorcinol is considered a safe and effective alternative to longstanding dark spot ingredient hydroquinone. Clinical studies have shown excellent synergy of this ingredient paired with the B vitamin niacinamide, various forms of vitamin C and various retinoids.
How often should I use hexylresorcinol?
The frequency of hexylresorcinol usage can vary depending on the specific product and its concentration. It is essential to follow the instructions provided on the product packaging or consult with a dermatologist for personalised advice.
Products with hexylresorcinol:
Ocuwake Eye Cream EYE1 contains our key blend of actives (vitamin C, ferulic acid, liquorice and chamomile) and incorporates the latest eye-beautifying technology to reduce dark circles and eye bags. Hexylresorcinol lightens skin and makes the eye area appear brighter. Meiview™ strengthens and firms the eye contour and protects skin’s elasticity.