What is it?
Hexylresorcinol is a synthetic substance used topically (on the skin) as an antiseptic and orally as an anti-helminthic (worming agent). It is an effective agent against many microorganisms.

How can I avoid it?
Products that contain Hexylresorcinol must be avoided. This can be accomplished by reading labels, package inserts, and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

Uses:
  • Anti-helminthic (treatment of parasitic worms)
  • Contraceptives
  • Mouthwash
  • Throat lozenges
  • Topical antiseptic
  • Manufacturer of leather dyes
  • Manufacturer of adhesives
  • Pharmaceutical creams and lotions typically used as antiseptics

Other names for Hexylresorcinol:
  • Resorcin
  • 1,3-Benzenediol, 4-Hexyl-
  • 1,3-Dihyodroxy-4-Hexylbenzene
  • 4-Hexylresorcine
  • 4-Hexylresorcinol
  • 4-Hexylbenzene-1,3-diol

Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • Resorcinol

How safe is it?

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