Water-Resistant Hair Styling Gel

May 1, 2009

Phase A
Deionized water
Disodium EDTA
Butylene glycol
Fixate* PLUS polymer (Lubrizol) (Polyacrylate-14 (30 %TS)
Avalure* AC 120 Acrylic Copolymer (Acrylates copolymer (29 %TS))
AMP-Ultra PC 2000 (Dow/Angus) (Aminomethyl propanol (95%))
SDA alcohol (99%) ethanol
PHM326APH Aqua Green (GIvaudan) (Fragrance)
Yellow 5 (CI 19140), D&C Yellow No. 5 (1.0% solution)
Deionized water
Ronastar Green Sparks (Merck/EMD) (Calcium aluminum borosilicate, titanium dioxide, silica (and) tin oxide)

Phase B
Cremophor CO 40 (BASF) (PEG-40 Hydrogenated castor oil)

Phase C
Green 5 (CI 61750) D&C Green No. 5 (1.0% solution)

Phase D
Covabsorb EW (LCW) (Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, ethylhexyl salicylate, PPG-26-buteth-26 (and) PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil)

Phase E
Glydant Plus (Lonza) (DMDM hydantoin (and) iodopropynyl butylcarbamate)

Add deionized water to suitable vessel at room temperature.  Add the disodium EDTA with mixing.  Mix until the dissolved.  Add butylene glycol to batch, mix until uniform. Add Fixate* Plus polymer to the batch with continuous mixing, then add Avalure* AC 120 polymer. Mix until uniform. Add AMP-Ultra PC 2000 to batch to neutralize pH to 6.0-7.0. Mix until uniform. Add alcohol to batch using gentle agitation. Phase B:  In a separate vessel, add ingredients 8-9 to solubilize. Add phase B to main batch with continuous agitation.  Mix until uniform. Add ingredients 10-11 to batch with continuous gentle agitation.  Phase D:  In a separate vessel, combine ingredients 12-13 to solubilize.  Add phase D to batch with mixing.  Mix until uniform.  Add phase E ingredients to batch with mixing.  Mix until uniform.

Appearance—Green gel with sparkling mica; pH     6.0- 7.0; Viscosity (mPa·s) 20,000 – 30,000 (Brookfield DV-II @ 20 rpm, 25°C, #6 spindle, measured at 24 hours); Water/Sweat Resistance Style Retention >70% (0.35 - 0.4 g of  hair gel is applied on clean Virgin European Brown  tresses (~0.15 g of gel per gram of hair)  Treated tresses are laid flat between two Teflon coated plates and allowed to dry overnight (50% RH – 25°C). Dried, treated tresses are gently removed from the two Teflon coated plates rollers and submerged in a sweat salts water solution for 5 seconds and adhered at a 45° angle on a curl retention board. Initial (time =0) tress height and 15 minute test height are recorded);  High Humidity Curl Retention 85% of original curl after 8 hrs & 24 hrs ; Stability Passed 2 months @ 50°, Passed 5 cycles freeze / thaw; Recommended Packaging—Tube.

More Information
Due to the alcohol in this formulation, it is recommended that customers review the environmental and regulatory requirements of the states and countries where they wish to market this type of product to be sure that they are in compliance with local VOC regulations. Due to the alcohol in this formulation, follow safety precautions appropriate for the handling of flammable liquids.

More Information
Lubrizol Advanced Materials Inc. (Noveon Consumer Specialties), Tel: (216) 447-5000, (800) 379-5389, Website:
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