Conditioning cationic surfactants are used ubiquitously in rinse-off and leave-on hair care formulations to improve wet and dry combability and repair damaged hair. Skincare formulations with high emollient loadings benefit from cationic surfactants used as oil-in-water emulsifiers in order to improve the stability and aesthetics of these high oil content formulations. The majority of cationic surfactants used in personal care applications are quaternary ammonium species or “quats”, which bear a permanent cationic charge independent of solution pH. This includes common quats such as Behentrimonium Chloride and Distearyldimonium Chloride.
Breakthrough Conditioning for Sustainable BTAC Replacement
A breakthrough conditioning technology is changing the hair care landscape, providing a safer more sustainable option for people and aquatic life. Gain insights from Lisa Gandolfi, PhD and Tobias Futterer, PhD as featured in Specialty Chemicals Magazine.
Swapping out Silicone in our Skin and Hair Products
The cosmetic and personal care industry is struggling with where, and how, to do without an embattled class of ingredients. Read more from Chemical & Engineering News, including insights from Michael J. Fevola, PhD.
Halal Certified Beauty Care - What's it all about?
Halal Certified cosmetic products satisfy a significant market of Muslim consumers as well as non-Muslim consumers. Increased market demand is encouraging brands to understand halal and the nuances of Halal Certification.