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molecule that is naturally present in the bran of rye and other cereals. It has been used for a long time in the food industry as an "anti-browning agent" for fresh-cut fruits or shrimps. 

It turns out that Hexylresorcinol works as an "anti-browning agent" also in cosmetic products. It is a pretty well-researched molecule with significant tyrosinase (the famous enzyme needed to produce melanin) inhibiting abilities. The clinical study of the manufacturer showed that 0.5% Hexylresorcinol has a comparable skin-lightening effect to gold-standard, 2% Hydroquinone.

Even better, a 12-weeks, double-blind, placebo-controlled study with 65 volunteers confirmed the effectiveness of our skin-lightening molecule and it measured an average of 88% skin-lightening improvement. The study also included before and after photos (always a good sign!) and the skin-lightening was indeed visible and significant (though the pigmentation spots did not completely disappear, just so you have realistic expectations).

Show me some proof

  • Won, Yen-Kim, et al. "Clinical efficacy and safety of 4-hexyl-1, 3-phenylenediol for improving skin hyperpigmentation." Archives of dermatological research 306.5 (2014): 455-465.

Products with a known amount of Hexylresorcinol

Other products with Hexylresorcinol

Dermatus Beatriz - Loção Facial Hr John Plunkett’s Dark Spot Eraser Murad White Brilliance Porcelain Serum Palmer's Eventone Dark Spot Corrector Dermasence MelaBlok REPLENIX Brightening Boost Pigment Correcting Cream Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Leave-On Day Mask Face Lotion With Spf 30 MAKE Beauty Moonlight Brightening Serum PCA Skin C&E Advanced With Hexylresorcinol And Silymarin (1 Fl Oz.) Murad Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Restorative Night Cream Image Iluma Intense Lightening Serum Kate Somerville Kx Active Concentrates Vitamin B3 + Vitamin C Miamo Triple Brightening Cream Murad Invisiscar Resurfacing Treatment Murad Invisiscar Resurfacing Treatment Neutrogena Bright Boost Illuminating Serum RoC Multi-Correxion 5-In-1 Restoring Night Cream AKADEMIKLINIKEN Pure Active Serum Avene Cleanance Women Smoothing Night Care Clarins Nutri-Lumière Night Cream Neutrogena Triple Age Repair Night Moisturizer Pond's Flawless Radiance Derma Perfecting Serum Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil The Face Shop Dr. Belmeur White Seed Brightening Toner Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Leave-On Day Mask Avene Cleanance Women Serum Corrector Avene Cleanance Women Smoothing Night Cream Avene Cleanance Women Smoothing Night Cream Dermalogica Age Bright Spot Fader Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Overnight Serum Jowae Youth Concentrate Complexion Correcting PCA Acne Gel Advanced Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Eye Cream Face Theory Ocuwake Eye Cream Kate Somerville Eradikate Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment PCA Resveratrol Restorative Complex Regimen Level Serum Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Intensive Renewal Serum Clarins Nutri-Lumière Day Emulsion Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask Kate Somerville EradiKate Overnight Lotion Murad Technoceuticals Brightening Boost Professional Concentrate Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Daily Moisturizer Spf 30 Dr. Brant Bright Biotic Dark Spot Minimizing Serum Glow Recipe Pineapple-C Bright Serum MDSolarSciences Evening Facial Repair Serum Regimen Lab Level Serum Sarah Chapman Age Repair Concentrate Skin better Even Tone Correcting Serum™