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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 John Plunkett’s Dark Spot Eraser Murad White Brilliance Porcelain Serum MARTIDERM DSP-Brightening Serum Palmer's Eventone Dark Spot Corrector Dermasence MelaBlok Erha Active Glow Hello Glow Advance Rejuvenating Nourishing Night Cream 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.) Sisley Intensive Dark Spot Corrector Skin Labo Intensive Dark Spot Correction Serum Marti Derm Pigment Zero Dsp Bright Ampoules Murad Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum PCA Skin Detoxifying Pore Treatment AKADEMIKLINIKEN Pure Retin Oil Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Restorative Night Cream 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 Clarins Nutri-Lumière Night Cream ISOMERS Skincare Illumi-Bright Skin Brightening Formula Murad Environmental Shield - Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum 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 Care Dermalogica Age Bright Spot Fader Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Overnight Serum Dr. brandt C Scription™ Vitamin C Brightening Serum Fade Out Advanced Brightening Eye Defence Day Cream SPF25 Jowae Youth Concentrate Complexion Correcting Neutrogena Triple Age Repair Anti-Aging Face Moisturizer With SPF 25 Sunscreen PCA Acne Gel Advanced PCA Skin Pore Cleansing Gel Pond's Age Miracle Youthful Glow Double Action Serum