New AminoSensyl™ Ingredients Open Doors for Plant-based Hair Care
Cationic surfactants are an important personal care ingredient class, particularly for hair conditioning applications. They improve hair combability in both the wet and dry state and can mitigate the effects of hair damage. The majority of cationic surfactants currently used in personal care formulations are quaternary ammonium species (quats), that have a permanent cationic charge independent of formulation pH, but are not 100% bio based and have potential for environmental and aquatic toxicity over their life cycle. Amino Lipids are the next evolution of high performing cationic ingredients that are derived exclusively from renewable sources. Their molecular design incorporates a cationic ammonium head group and biodegradable ester linkage, derived from naturally occurring amino acids, and a lipophilic alkyl tail group derived from vegetable fatty alcohols.
Preserving with the Help of Multifunctionals
Michael J. Fevola, PhD, Vice President R&D and Product Stewardship at INOLEX, joins other industry experts in this look at modern alternative approaches to preservation with the help of multifunctional ingredients.
The Science Behind Biodegradability
The concept of biodegradability isn't black and white. The testing is nuanced and making claims can be tricky. Learn more about why biodegradability is so important and how it can impact your formulas.