INCI: arachidyl / behenyl betainate isylate (and) arachidyl / behenyl alcohol
Appearance: white - light yellow pellets
Recommended pH: < 5
Dosage: 4 - 12%
Active ingredient content: 20 - 35
Brassica alcohol: >60%
Melting point: 70 - 76°C
Chain length: C18-C22
Hydrophilic part from sugar beet / Hydrophobic part from rapeseed
Storage conditions: Cool and dry place
ISO 16128: NOI: 1
Conditioner Green is a new cationic surfactant for hair care (conditioner, detangler). It is 100% bio-based, COSMOS and NATRUE approved and based on green chemistry principles with a very low environmental footprint (no solvent and no waste).
It is made from natural, palm-free and sustainable raw materials : betaine from beetroot and fatty alcohol from rapeseed. This surfactant outperforms synthetic alternatives with a much better environmental profile: no GHS labelling, low ecotoxicity and easily biodegradable.
For Conditioner Green to perform to its full potential, the formulation must contain a buffer solution of lactic acid and sodium lactate. This buffer solution must be added regardless of the pH conditions observed.
Buffer solution: the indispensable ally
Sodium lactate: 31.5%
Lactic acid 18.5%
pH value: 4.3
Nonionic polysaccharides, oils, sodium gluconate, sodium lactate.
Incompatibilities: xanthan gum, sodium alginate, cellulose, soda, sodium citrate
Processing is very simple: Heat the water and oil phases separately to 80°C and then slowly add the oil phase to the water while stirring at high speed and continue stirring for about 10 minutes. Prepare the buffer solution from sodium lactate and lactic acid and add 4 % to the emulsion (regardless of pH). Finally, add the preservative and possibly a fragrance.
The advantages at a glance:
Has not been tested on animals
Is free from palm and palm derivatives
Is vegan compliant
Is GMO free
Is free from pesticides
Contains no solvent residues
Is free from BSE and TSE
Does not release formalin and formaldehyde
Does not contain ethylene glycol