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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

Barefoot Scientist Rehab Multi-Action Healing Serum Dermatus Beatriz - Loção Facial Hr Glowinc Potion Dark Spot SOS Ampoule John Plunkett’s Dark Spot Eraser Lira Clinical Pro Lite Serum Murad White Brilliance Porcelain Serum Shira Nutriburst Illuminator Booster Lira Clinical Pro Anti Aging Pads MARTIDERM DSP-Brightening Serum Palmer's Eventone Dark Spot Corrector Dermasence MelaBlok Ella Baché Sérum Magistral Blanc De Teint 6,7% Erha Active Glow Hello Glow Advance Rejuvenating Nourishing Night Cream REPLENIX Brightening Boost Pigment Correcting Cream Sisley Phyto-Blanc La Lotion Brightening Hydrating Lotion Sisley Phyto-Blanc Pure Bright Activating Serum Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Leave-On Day Mask Face Lotion With Spf 30 Clarins Super Restorative Remodelling Serum MAKE Beauty Moonlight Brightening Serum PCA Skin C&E Advanced With Hexylresorcinol And Silymarin (1 Fl Oz.) Sisley Intensive Dark Spot Corrector Skin Labo Intensive Dark Spot Correction Serum Dermalogica Clear Start Post Breakout Fix Deviant Pigmentation Corrector Serum Marti Derm Pigment Zero Dsp Bright Ampoules Murad Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum PCA Skin Detoxifying Pore Treatment Sisley Sisleÿa L'Intégral Anti-Âge Radiance Anti-Dark Spot Serum Ustawi Niacinamide Dark Spot Corrector Yours. Drop Of Light Face Serum AKADEMIKLINIKEN Pure Retin Oil Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Restorative Night Cream BFFECT 0.5% Azeclair + 0.5% Kopnol - Acne Scar Removal Serum Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta® Exfoliating Body Treatment Peel Hello Glow Advance Rejuvenating Ultralight ++ Matte Sunscreen SPF 30 Image Iluma Intense Lightening Serum Kate Somerville Kx Active Concentrates Vitamin B3 + Vitamin C Mele Even Dark Spot Control Facial Serum 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 Admire my SKIN Ultra-potent Brightening Serum Clarins Nutri-Lumière Night Cream ISOMERS Skincare Illumi-Bright Skin Brightening Formula Kolagra Vitamin C Bikini Whitening Cream Murad Environmental Shield - Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum