INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE

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

A prominent conditioning agent, used in personal care products. It also works as a film-forming agent, an anti-static agent and a viscosity controlling agent.

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WHAT IS GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE:  Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride is widely used in the cosmetics and beauty industry in products such as bath products, hair conditioners, hair dyes, and skincare products. It is sourced from the seeds of the guar plant and is a natural ingredient. It can also be made synthetically. It is known to condition the hair and skin, it displays anti-static properties  and works as a texture enhancer.

REVIEW OF GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE

Name of Brand/ Organization

Paula's Choice

EWG

CIR

FDA

EU Cosmetics Regulation

Rating/Review

GOOD

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Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride is one of the most researched and reviewed ingredients. Top regulatory bodies like FDA (Food and Drug Administration ensures the safety, efficacy and security of humans by making sure that cosmetics are safe to use), 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) along with popular skincare brand Paula's Choice have rated it safe for use in cosmetics, personal care products. 

BENEFITS OF GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE: The Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride has the various following benefits:

  • Acts as a film-forming agent: It forms a thin layer of film over the skin, hair and prevents them from the harmful effects of environmental aggressors. It also helps in trapping moisture in the skin and hair and prevents the moisture from escaping, thus hydrating the skin and hair which makes them softer and smoother.
  • Acts as an antistatic agent: It neutralizes the electrons generated through static electricity. This helps in the easy combing of hair when wet and prevents the formation of knots
  • Acts as a skin-conditioning agent: It makes the skin softer and smoother. It absorbs moisture which keeps the skin hydrated and makes the skin cleaner. By conditioning the skin it makes the skin look younger.
  • Acts as a viscosity controlling agent: It makes the product thicker and imparts a gel-like consistency to the products.

CITATIONS/FURTHER READ

 ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY  

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