New Hair Care Ingredients

December 1, 2016

Check out the latest releases from suppliers.

Ajinomoto North America Inc.
Raleigh, NC
Phone: 877-507- 9303
Email: spc_sales@ajiusa.com

Amisafe LL-DS-22
INCI: Disodium sebacoyl bis-lauramidolysine
Suggested Use Levels: 0.5 wt%
Applications: Hair shampoos, hair conditioners, body washes, other cleansing surfactant systems.
Comments: Ajinomoto’s sulfate-free, natural, amino acid-derived Amisafe LL-DS-22 has an excellent foam boosting property. It acts as a texture modifier, has high lubricity, and at the same time it reduces the hair-drying time. It has an excellent hair conditioning property and is ideal for hair shampoos and hair conditioning systems.

Amisoft ECS-22W
INCI: Disodium cocoyl glutamate, water
Suggested Usage Levels: 5-25 wt%
Applications: Hair shampoos, hair conditioners, body washes, other cleansing surfactant systems.
Comments: Amisoft ECS-22W is an amino acid (glutamic acid) derived, sulfate-free, mild, natural, petroleum-free, highly biodegradable anionic surfactant with excellent conditioning and moisturizing properties. It is a multifunctional ingredient - it is a mild surfactant, and at the same time, it has excellent skin and hair conditioning properties.

Amilite GCK-12H
INCI: Potassium cocoyl glycinate, potassium cocoate, water
Suggested Usage Levels: 5-25 wt%
Applications: Hair shampoos, hair conditioners, body washes, other cleansing surfactant systems.
Comments: Amilite GCK-12H is an amino acid (glycine)-derived, sulfate-free, mild, highly biodegradable anionic surfactant with excellent foaming properties, even in the presence of oils. It also has hair and skin conditioning properties and is ideal for hair shampoos and other cleansing surfactant systems.

Bridgewater, NJ
Phone: 800-505-8984
Email:  personalcare@ashland.com
Website:  Ashland.com/personalcare

Chromohance 113 polymer
INCI: Polyquaternium-113
Suggested Use Levels:  1-5%
Applications:  Shampoo, conditioner and leave-in systems
Comments: New technology for shampoo and conditioner products shields oxidative color-treated hair from surfactant stripping. The patent-pending technology maintains color vibrancy by forming a hydrophobic surface on hair, without buildup.

Florham Park, NJ
Phone: 800-669-2273
Email: personal-care-na@basf.com
Website: www.carecreations.basf.com

Plantasil 4V
INCI: PEG-40 hydrogenaed castor oil (and) PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate (and) PEG/PPG-120/10 trimethylolpropane trioleate (and) glycerin
Suggested Use Levels: 1-3%
Applications: Shampoo
Comments: Plantasil 4V is a silicone alternative conditioning booster. It provides significant improvement on wet combing and sensorial performance in different hair types. It also has high combing forced reduction even at higher levels of hair damage. This product allows formulation of high conditioning shampoos, even with low surfactant content.

Centerchem Inc.
Norwalk, CT
Phone: 203-822-9800
Email: lewis@centerchem.com
Website: www.centerchem.com 

Neossance Hemisqualane
INCI: C13-15 Alkane
Suggested Use Levels: 5.0–50.0%
Applications: Sun care and skin care products
Comments: Neossance Hemisqualane is a natural alternative to petroleum-based parafiins and silicone ingredients. Hemisqualane is an emollient with a great sensory profile. Hemisqualane provides numerous benefits including high spreadability for a smooth, easy application, resulting in a non-greasy feel. Hemisqualane helps to solubilize UV filters while imparting a silky, light feel.

INCI: Propanediol, aqua, glycerin, cynara scalymus (artichoke) leaf extract
Suggested Use Levels: 0.5-5%
Applications: Hair care, styling products
Comments: Keracyn is a plant derived active that preserves hair fiber integrity by acting as a protective shield. It prevents lipid oxidation and thus the opening of the cuticle scales of the hair shaft. By preserving the hair’s surface, Keracyn prevents the loss of shine in both natural and color treated hair. It can be added to leave-on and rinse-off hair care formulations, as well as styling products and dyes. 

Coast Southwest, Inc.
Placentia, CA
Phone: 800-621-0500
Email: info@coastsouthwest.com
Website: www.coastsouthwest.com

Glossamer L6600
INCI: Brassica campestris/aleurites fordi oil copolymer
Suggested Use Levels: 1-10%
Applications: Shampoos/conditioners/hair styling products/ethnic hair care products
Comments: Glossamer L6600 is a bio-based, biodegradable polymer produced from purified Tung (China wood) and rapeseed oils. This product can be used as a bio-based alternative for synthetic polymers. Glossamer’s film-forming properties impart multifunctional benefits, including gloss, moisturization, and water-and wear-resistance.

Warwick, RI
Phone: 800-521-0065
Email: info@dewolfchem.com
Website: www.dewolfchem.com

INCI: Sodium lauroyl lactylate (and) butylene glycol (and) piper nigrum fruit (and) inga alba bark extract
Suggested Use Levels: 0.3-1%
Applications: Scalp care, men’s care, hair conditioning, hair cleansing, hair treatment, anti-dandruff
Comments: This active ingredient helps to rebalance the scalp to overcome dandruff conditions, while beautifying the hair by enhancing hair radiance and boosting hair softness. The main benefit is its ability to reduce itching sensations, deliver anti-inflammatory and moisturizing effects and regulate the production of sebum, all which contributes to an overall scalp soothing effect.

Plantasil 4 V
INCI: PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil (and) PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate (and) PEG/PPG- 120/10 trimethylolpropane trioleate (and) glycerin
Suggested Use Levels: 1-3%
Applications: Shampoo
Comments: Delivers high conditioning even with low surfactant content. Improves combing and delivers high gloss and shine even to very damaged hair. Allows ability to create free-from formulations, fitting the trend in the naturals movement in hair care.

BRB 5446
INCI: Silicone quaternium-17 (and) trideceth-7 (and) trideceth-5
Suggested Use Levels: 0.5-4.0%
Applications: Hair treatment, hair styling, hair cleansing, hair conditioning
Comments: Ideal for use in clear, leave-in and rinse-out products, for all hair types, but in particular, damaged or color treated hair, due to its high cationic nature. Provides long-lasting hair strength and elasticity through penetrating conditioning, leaving hair soft, supple, silky and shiny.

Evonik Corporation
Richmond, VA
Phone: 804-727-0700
Email: personal-care@evonik.com
Website: www.evonik.com/personal-care

Tego Solve 55
INCI: Polyglyceryl-3 caprylate/caprate/succinate; propylene glycol
Suggested Use Levels: 1.0–25.0%
Applications: Novel PEG-free solubilizer for the efficient solubilization of essential and perfume oils
Comments: Tego Solve 55 is a completely natural-based, PEG-free product with excellent solubilizing properties for a wide variety of perfume and essential oils such as lemon, rosemary and lavender. The product is cold processable and low foaming in water, allowing mixtures with oils and water to be easily prepared. In addition to solubilizing, Tego Solve 55 exhibits ultra-mild cleansing attributes, improved moisturization, and skin feel benefits. Besides applications in body washes and shampoos, even high electrolyte containing formulations such as clear AP/Deo roll-ons are achievable with Tego Solve 55. Other preferred application forms including micellar waters and makeup removers show superior cleansing results for water-proof decorative products.

Varisoft EQ 100
INCI: Bis-(isostearoyl/oleoyl isopropyl) dimonium methosulfate
Suggested Use Levels: 0.5–3%
Applications: The high performance liquid conditioning agent with improved sustainability profile
Comments: Varisoft EQ 100 is a novel premium hair conditioning agent with exceptional performance and pronounced sustainability features. The 100% active ingredient provides superior manageability, lubricity and softness to the hair. Its sustainability profile supports a more environmentally conscious approach in the cosmetic industry. It is suitable for a broad range of application formats.

Philadelphia, PA 
Phone: 215-271-0800
Email: info@inolex.com
Website: www.inolex.com  

INCI: Polyester 11
Suggested Use Levels: 0.2-2.0%
Applications: Shampoos and conditioners
Comments: ClariSilk is a novel polymeric conditioning additive for hair care that reduces static charge and improves combing and detangling effect. It improves sensorial experience during the application, such as lathering, as well as the softness of clean dry hair and when combined with essential oils in a shampoo formulation, it enables high performance silicone-free conditioning shampoos. An effective additive in sulfate-free shampoos providing substantial foaming, easy rinse-off and no build-up.

INCI: Trimethylolpropane tricaprylate/tricaprate (and) polyester 11
Suggested Use Levels: 0.5-2%
Applications: Shampoos and conditioners
Comments: ClariSoft is an efficient, cost-effective conditioning system that demonstrates a superior performance in clear shampoos as well as silicone-free and sulfate-free 2-in-1 conditioning-cleansers. ClariSoft has novel aesthetics that are unlike the feel of any other polymeric conditioning agent. It is highly hydrophobic and lubricious, and demonstrated conditioning properties superior to standard conditioning additives as well as silicones.

Interpolymer Corp.
Canton, MA
Tel: 781-828-7120
Email: info@interpolymer.com
Website: www.interpolymer.com

Syntran PC 5330
INCI: polyquaternium 91 (and) polyacrylate 15
Applications: For advanced color protection and conditioning in hair
Suggested Use Levels: 3-5%
Comments: This multifunctional polymer increases color retention when formulated into shampoos, conditioners and reactive dye formulas. Modified with quaternary groups, olefin graft polymers are designed to be more substantive to the hair and bring out the best in color retention formulations. These polymers act to inhibit the migration of molecules in and out of the hair shaft, and thus impede the process of dye loss.

Syntran 5905
INCI: styrene/acrylates copolymer
Applications: shampoos and conditioners
Suggested Use Levels: 0.1-1%
Comments: The Syntran polymeric opacifier imparts a milky white appearance at a lower total formulation cost. It offers broad utility in anionic, cationic and amphoteric solutions and emulsions.

Syntran PC 5320
INCI: Polyquaternium 37
Applications: Hair conditioning
Suggested Use Levels: 0.5-5%
Comments: Shampoos, conditioners and mousses can benefit from the unique combination of properties offered by this cationic polymer which brings conditioning to the hair and helps the silicone deposition.

Jeen International Corporation
Fairfield, NJ 
Phone: 973-439-1401
Email: info@jeen.com
Website: www.jeen.com

Jeesperse ICE-T CPCS
INCI: Cetearyl alcohol, behentrimonium chloride, polyquaternium-37
Suggested Use Levels:  2%-10% in hair care
Applications:  Shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner, styling products.
Comments:  This free flowing powder is an engineered multifunctional ingredient that will improve the body and texture of hair, impart excellent detangling and better combability, while reducing static and frizz, and aiding to manage hair.

Jeesilc DS-8 
INCI: PEG-8 dimethicone
Suggested Use Levels: 1% to 8%
Applications:  Shampoos, conditioners, styling products, skin care.
Comments: Jeesilc DS-8 is a water soluble silicone designed to add slip, lubricity, conditioning, shine, and feel to skin and hair.   It is especially processed to impart all the benefits and ease of use of water soluble silicones while utilizing the least amount of PEGs in the formulation.

Jeesperse ICE-T CIS-2
INCI: PEG-150 distearate, cetearyl alcohol, polyquaternium-37
Suggested Use Levels: 1%-6%
Applications: A free flowing powder designed for high oil loads with a consistent viscosity performance profile over a wide pH range and pleasant feel.

Kobo Products, Inc.
South Plainfield, NJ
Phone: 908-941-3413
Email: noshea@koboproductsinc.com
Website: www.koboproducts.com

Florite R
INCI: Calcium silicate
Suggested Use Levels: 0.5-10%
Applications: Emulsions, hot pours and powders
Comments: Florite R is a white, average 29 µm, natural, calcium silicate powder that has a smooth, creamy feeling. It can act as a carrier similar to other porous microspheres. It has a high oil absorption of 650g/100g, a refractive index of 1.63 and a bulk density of 1.2 g/in3. It is ideal for use in dry shampoos.

Protameen Chemicals Inc.
Phone: 973-256-4374
Email: info@protameen.com    
Website: www.protameen.com

Florite R
Ingredient Name: Protamide B
INCI: Behanamidopropyl dimethylamine
Suggested Use Level: 1–5%
Applications: Hair conditioners, hair masks, shampoos
Comments: Cationic surfactant used to enhance conditioning and anti-static properties in hair care.

Procol CS-LS
INCI: Cetearyl alcohol (and) sodium lauryl sulfate
Suggested Use Level: 1-5%
Applications in hair care: Shampoos, hair conditioners, hair masks
Comments: Highly stable, O/W emulsifier with added emolliency

Procol CS-W
INCI: Cetearyl alcohol (and) polysorbate-60
Suggested Use Level: 1-5%
Applications: Shampoos, hair conditioners, hair masks
Comments: High HLB value O/W emulsifier with added emolliency

RITA Corporation
Crystal Lake, IL
Phone: 815-337-2500
Email: ekalal@ritacorp.com   
Website: www.ritacorp.com

Ritafactant SFE
INCI: Lauryl glucoside, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, disodium cocoamphodiacetate, sodium lauroyl lactylate
Suggested Use Levels: 30-45%
Applications: Shampoo, body wash, hand cleansers
Comments: A low cost, sulfate free, sulfonate free, DEA/MEA free surfactant blend that has been quantitatively and qualitatively analyzed: RIPT, foam studies, color protection and hair repair.  Whole Foods premium approved surfactants. Versatile in clear, opaque and pearlescent systems. Cold process options to streamline efficiency.

Vegetamide 18 MEA-NJS
INCI:  Cetearamidoethyldiethonium succinoyl hydrolyzed pea protein, glycerin, water
Suggested Use Levels: 0.50-3.00%
Applications: Hair care (shampoo, conditioner, styling products)
Comments: A plant derived conditioning ingredient that works as a pseudo cuticle F-layer on the hair shaft to smooth, repair, and improve overall surface condition. The superior selective absorption ability via ionic interaction binds to the damaged parts of the hair surface creating a lasting barrier on the hair fiber with sensory improvement in both texture and combing force.

Protesil LH
INCI: Hydrolyzed silk PG-propyl methylsilanediol crosspolymer, water
Suggested Use Levels: 0.10-1.00%
Applications: Hair care (shampoo, conditioner)
Comments: A cost effective, multifunctional hybrid polymer that protects hair from color fading, and repairs damaged hair imparting a smooth, silky feel without build up on the hair shaft. The silk protein is complexed with a silicone backbone that smooths and repairs the hair fiber with quantitatively proven results of sealing and locking in permanent hair dyes.  

Sensient Cosmetic Technologies
South Plainfield, NJ
Phone: 908-757-4500
Email: cosmeticsales@sensient.com
Website: www.sensient-cosmetics.com/

Sensibiopro C
INCI: Aqua (and) glycerin (and) hydrolyzed yeast protein (and) xanthan gum (and) gluconolactone (and) sodium benzoate (and) PPG-26 buteth-26 (and) PEG 40
hydrogenated castor oil
Suggested Use Levels: 1-5%
Applications: Hair conditioning and hair color protection
Comments: Sensibiopro C is a high-content complex of bio-engineered proteins and vegetal glycerin created to improve hair coloration and color protection. This new ingredient is rich in amino acids that are naturally present in human hair, thus improving its high compatibility and efficacy. Color retention is improved and combing is easier.

Vantage Specialty Ingredients, Inc.
Warren, NJ
Phone: 973-345-8600
Email: nicole.finn@vantagegrp.com
Website: www.vantagegrp.com

Desert Whale Jojoba Milk
INCI: Water (and) simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil (and) propanediol (and) phospholipids (and) glycerin (and) sodium hyaluronate (and) xanthan gum
Suggested Use Levels: 2-100%
Applications: Milks, boosters for finished formulations, spray-able lotions, cream-gels, serums, cleansers, shampoos and cold process formulas.
Comments: Desert Whale Jojoba Milk is an innovative, white, low viscosity liquid with a lightweight elegant feel. It is made using ultrasonic cavitation. Thanks to this process and choice of lipids, a unique, stable oil-in-water emulsion structure is created with tiny jojoba oil droplets. It has a thin, milky consistency and conditioning benefits for skin and hair.

INCI: Glycerin (and) heptapeptide-34
Suggested Use Levels: 2-3%
Applications: Serums, spot treatments, anti-aging creams, and post-aesthetic procedure treatment.
Comments: CytoRegulin is a uniquely designed heptapeptide that can absorb into the skin without the help of additional delivery vehicles that are often required when formulating with peptides. It mimics the action of a key growth factor called Transforming Growth Factor β-1 (TGFβ-1), resulting in the activation of multiple pathways.

Maxigloss Plus
INCI: Octyldodecanol (and) ethyl cellulose (and) isostearyl alcohol (and) hydrogenated dilinoleyl alcohol
Suggested Use Levels: 10-60%
Applications: Lipsticks, balms, glosses and pomades
Comments: Maxigloss Plus possesses unique elastic gel properties with “memory” to pull back bleeding liquids improving wear, preventing feathering and maintaining long-lasting shine. This performance material is comprised of an optimized mixture of polar oils and high-grade cellulose, which favor a slightly hydrophilic environment. 

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