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Hexylresorcinol

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What-it-does: skin brightening

Details

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 Hexylresorcinol

Palmer's Eventone Dark Spot Corrector Dermasence MelaBlok 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 Miamo Triple Brightening Cream Murad Invisiscar Resurfacing Treatment Murad Invisiscar Resurfacing Treatment Neutrogena Bright Boost Illuminating Serum AKADEMIKLINIKEN Pure Active Serum Pond's Flawless Radiance Derma Perfecting Serum Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil Dermalogica Age Bright Spot Fader Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Overnight Serum 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 MDSolarSciences Evening Facial Repair Serum Skin better Even Tone Correcting Serum™ Arbonne Genius Nightly Resurfacing Pads & Solution Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare C + Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum Glow Recipe Pineapple-C Bright Serum RoC Pro-Renove Anti-Aging Unifying Rich Cream Clarins Super Restorative Night - All Skin Types Volition Rose Of Jericho Renewing Elixir Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta® Pore Perfecting & Refining Serum Zo skin health Ossential® Brightalive Non-Retinol Skin Brightener Pond's Flawless Radiance Derma Night Cream Radical Skincare Anti-Aging Restorative Moisture Crème