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Hair Care Ingredient Innovation

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

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Microsil Volume (Chemsil): A clear silicone microemulsion with active silicones that act as free radical scavengers and antioxidants that aid in hair health. It provides increased hair volume, softness and shine.

Nori Complex (Centerchem): A marine active that contains amino acids, proteins and polysaccharides to help hair recover strength and vitality while also reducing frizz.

Saberry (Sabinsa): An extract of amla fruit used to improve the health of the hair and scalp.

Velsan (Clariant): A biopolymer active that acts as a natural vegetal replacement for silicones, repairs and coats hair, and can create stable, creamy foam.

VibraRiche (Croda): A liquid technology for hair color formulations that offers shinier, more vibrant and longer-lasting color, as well as hair that feels soft, nourished and conditioned.

Efficacy Enhancer

Gransolve (Grant): A 100% pure solvent derived from corn sugar used to stabilize, solvate and deliver active ingredients into hair for higher efficacy. Applications include dyes/colorants, active-containing shampoos, conditioners and serums, and keratin treatments.

Intelimer 8600 (Centerchem): A film-forming, side-chain crystalline emulsion polymer with enhanced ingredient retention and improved ingredient spreading, which can boost the efficacy of some actives.


Acudyne Shine (Dow Personal Care): An acrylic hair styling polymer to impart high shine to hair spray formulations without affecting hold.

Biostyle CGP (AkzoNobel Global Personal Care): A naturally derived fixative polymer for clear hair gels, spray gels, creams, lotions and mousses.

Embrace (Coast Southwest): A soft-hold hair resin for PVP-free formulations.

Fixate Design Polymer (Lubrizol): An anionic, multifunctional film-forming polymer designed to deliver superior performance in hair styling applications and offering excellent formulation flexibility. When used in styling applications, Fixate Design polymer delivers high humidity resistance, tailored hold, exceptional shine, little to no flaking, enhanced volume and distinctive sensory.

Shineblend 9710 (Chemsil): A light, non-greasy hair spray that will leave all hair types with luminous shine.

Structure Style (AkzoNobel Global Personal Care): A starch-based polymer for hair that provides styling benefits with applications in hair gels, styling creams and lotions, mousses, serums, waxes, and pomades.

Tilamar Fix A140 (DSM Nutritional Products): An acrylate copolymer designed to provide ultimate hold in hair spray formulations without stickiness.

Zenvivo (Clariant): A vegetal chitosan biopolymer that can act as a film-former in hair styling applications.

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