Phenylethyl Resorcinol

Phenylethyl Resorcinol

Phenylethyl Resorcinol

  • INCI Name:            Phenylethyl Resorcinol
  • Chemical Name:  4-(1-Phenylethyl)benzene-1,3-diol
  • CAS No:                  85-27-88

What is phenethylresorcinol?
Phenylethyl resorcinol is a new and highly effective whitening active substance that is chemically transformed from silver pinocin, a natural whitening ingredient derived from the European Scots pine cone. Its main functions in cosmetics and daily chemical products are antioxidant, whitening, and freckle removal.

Characteristics of phenethyl resorcinol

  • Effectively inhibit tyrosinase activity and melanin synthesis, thereby achieving a whitening effect.
  • Strong antioxidant capacity, which is beneficial to the fading of melanin and can reduce the damage of oxygen free radicals to the skin.
  • Good stability and safety, without potential irritation and sensitivity.

Uses & Applications

Personal care and cosmetic

It can reduce pigmentation and be used to brighten the skin, and has high safety. It is often used as a brightening agent in skin care products, hair products and cosmetics, and is added to products with whitening, anti-aging and lightening spots effect.

Product Details






White to off-white powder

Content %


Melting point ℃



slight characteristic odor


oil soluble or alcohol soluble

Shelf Life

24 months

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Technical Data Sheet –Phenylethyl Resorcinol

Material Safety Data Sheet–Phenylethyl Resorcinol

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