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Hair Care Ingredient Innovation

By: GCI Editors
Posted: July 9, 2012, from the August 2012 issue of GCI Magazine.

Conditioning, Feel; Repair

BioPlex Cetysil S (BioSil): An ingredient that provides conditioning properties without reducing foam; useful in shampoo, conditioner and other hair applications.

Biosil Basics SPQ (BioSil): A silicone panthenol quaternary compound that offers benefits for hair strength, anti-breakage, conditioning and manageability.

Cystine Smoothing Treatment (Croda): A hair smoothing system formulated with the company’s Crodasone Cystine, a complex that creates a protective layer on hair, restores resilience and helps to minimize frizz.

Deposilk Q1 (Centerchem): A polymer offering superior deposition of ingredients and an excellent sensory profile. Products will feel silky and smooth, and other benefits include rheology stability, a mild nature, wide compatibility, and flexible, natural-feeling barrier benefits.

Dimethisil NH-2080 (Chemsil): A functionalized dimethicone polymer that adds silky softness to hair, decreases flyaways, conditions, improves color depth and longevity, and protects hair from heat damage.

Dow Corning CE-1689 Smoothing Emulsion (Dow Corning): A silicone material developed for Asian hair that provides excellent dry combing and dry feel when formulated in shampoos and rinse-off conditioners. When incorporated into shampoos, it also offers color protection.

Dow Corning CE-8411 Smooth Plus Emulsion (Dow Corning): A nonionic silicone emulsion with amine and polyether functionality designed to add a moisturizing feel and conditioning benefits to shampoos and conditioners.

EcoSmooth Satin (Dow Personal Care): A conditioning polymer for mild formulations that helps answer consumer demand for conditioning shampoos.

Kerabase LC (Inolex): A pre-blend system for hair conditioners that yields highly stable formulas with desirable application properties.

KeraDyn HH (Croda): A conditioning agent that restores healthy hair dynamics to damaged hair by enhancing fiber alignment and reducing friction between hair strands.

Keramare (Provital/Centerchem): An active sourced from brown algae that reconstructs damaged hair fibers and imparts shine.

Keramimic 2.0 (Croda): A highly substantive conditioning active keratin quat that provides targeted repair to damaged areas of the hair’s surface.

Keratrix (Provital/Centerchem): A restorative natural active for weakened hair that increases hair strength and elasticity, improves dry and weak hair, and repairs damaged hair.

Merquat 2003 PR Polymer (Lubrizol): A proprietary ampholytic terpolymer developed for use in color protection shampoos that also enhances wet combability and detangling, delivers creamy foam (even in sulfate-free surfactant systems) and improves hair feel.