INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE

SUMMARY: SAFE TO BE USED IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS | APPROVED BY REGULATORY BODIES

A useful anti-static agent and an excellent conditioning agent used in personal care products.

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WHAT IS CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE:  Cetrimonium Chloride is a clear water-like liquid and is mainly used in the hair care products to prevent the build-up of static charge over the hair shaft. It is used as an emulsifier that helps in mixing water and dirt and is useful in getting rid of accumulated dirt, grime. It prohibits the multiplication of microorganisms in the product formulations.

REVIEW OF CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE

Name of Brand/ Organization

Paula's Choice

EWG

CIR

FDA

EU Cosmetics Regulation

Rating/Review

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4

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Cetrimonium Chloride is one of the most researched and reviewed ingredients. Top regulatory bodies like CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review thoroughly investigates the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), EU Cosmetics Regulation (It ensures the safety of the consumers while using the cosmetic products) and EWG (Environmental Working Group Skin Deep is a cosmetic database for ensuring the safety of ingredients being used in personal care products)  have rated it safe for use in cosmetics, personal care products. 

BENEFITS OF CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE: The emulsifying Cetrimonium Chloride has the following benefits:

  • Exhibits anti-microbial property:  It inhibits the growth of micro-organisms and prolongs the shelf life of formulations.
  • Acts as an antistatic agent: It neutralize the electrons generated through static electricity. This helps in the easy combing of wet hair and prevents the formation of knots in the hair. This in turn makes hair more manageable.
  • Acts as an emulsifier: It is able to keep oil and water mixed and prevents them from dispersing into their separate constituents which helps in cleansing the accumulated dirt, grime off the hair.
  • Acts as a surfactant: It is an effective surfactant as it reduces the surface tension and evenly distributes the product when it is applied.

CITATIONS/FURTHER READ

 ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY  

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