ProCondition™ 22

Brassicamidopropyl Dimethylamine

Natural-Derived Sustainable Conditioning

ProCondition™ 22 is a non-quat, cationically charged hair conditioning agent and emulsifier. As a hair conditioning agent, it has comparable performance to behentrimonium chloride (BTAC). As a primary emulsifier, it builds formulation stability by formation of lamellar liquid crystals.

  • Non-quat cationic conditioning
  • Replacement for BTAC, CTAC or SAPDMA
  • Comparable wet and dry combing to BTAC
  • Creates lamellar gel networks
  • Versatility in viscosity building
  • Primary emulsifier
  • Non-toxic to aquatic life
  • Non-irritating to skin or eyes
  • Readily biodegradable
  • Designed with green chemistry

hair care | conditioners | shampoos | hair treatments | skincare | serums | cleansing | body care | shave & beard

Standards & Certifications

83% USDA certified biobased content
Natural Origin Index: 0.80
Readily Biodegradable
Clean Beauty Preferred
Non-palm Derived
China IECIC Listed
Halal Certified
Vegan & Cruelty-free
Kosher Compliant
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Additional Information

How to Use

Recommended Use Level:

  • Rinse-off conditioner: 1 - 5%
  • Leave-on hair product: 0.5 - 3%
  • Skincare emulsions: 0.2 - 5%
  • Surfactant system: 0.5%

Use Instruction:

  • Add to oil phase and heat to 75°C
  • Can be added to water phase with neutralizer
  • pH between 3.5 - 6.5 is required for all applications

Sustainable Design

Sustainability is embedded in Inolex's design philosophy. ProCondition™ 22 design was guided by the Principles of Green Chemistry and life cycle thinking.

Green Chemistry & Sustainable Life Cycle Highlights:

  • non-toxic to aquatic life
  • non-irritating to skin or eyes
  • energy-saving manufacturing process
  • 83% biobased feedstocks
  • readily biodegradable

One Step Energy-Saving Manufacturing Process

The synthesis of ProCondition 22 employs a novel one-step transamidation instead of the traditional amidoamine multi-step process. This saves energy in manufacture estimated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 642 MB for every 1300 MT amidoamine produced.

Primary Feedstocks

  • Brassica
  • Petrochemical

For more information about the origin and processing of this ingredient, please request a Technical & Regulatory Dossier.

The Science Behind

ProCondition™ 22 is an amidoamine with a unique C18 - C22 fatty acyl composition.

Fatty Acyl Composition
~34-40% Stearoyl (C18)
~6-14% Arachidoyl (C20)
~45-50% Behenoyl (C22)

The amine functionality is cationically charged below pH 6.5. The cationic group binds to anionically charged hair fibers. The C18 - C22 tail group provides lubricity and conditioning benefits.

In emulsions, ProCondition™ 22 forms lamellar liquid crystals (LLCs) when combined with fatty alcohol. These structures can stabilize high oil loads and provide a soft, powdery and non-greasy feel.

Prototypes Created With This Product

Micellar Color Protection Shampoo

This novel shampoo provides sulfate-free cleansing without stripping the hair of its dyed color or natural oils.

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Lamellar Color Protection Conditioner

Pair this conditioner with the Micellar Color Protection Shampoo for the ultimate hair routine. Natural conditioning agents and emollients condition agents smooth and nourish the hair with a soft after-feel.

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Gentle Exfoliating Cream Cleanser

This creamy soft cleanser, exfoliates the outer levels of the skin to reveal a bright and rejuvenated complexion. It simultaneously conditions the skin which preps it for the next steps in the routine.

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