INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN

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

A prominent phytokeratine used in personal care products, for hydrating hair, repairing damaged hair, and maintaining overall hair health.

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WHAT IS HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN:  Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein is obtained from wheat germ and it is a liquid which is amber coloured. Hydrolysis of wheat protein requires a chemical or enzymatic process to extract wheat nutrients which contain proteins (amino acids) and peptides. It is an oligosaccharide with low molecular weight which gets easily absorbed into the hair shaft and adds volume, shine to the hair making the dry, frizzy hair more manageable.  It repairs damaged hair, improves the resilience and elasticity of the hair.

REVIEW OF HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN:

Name of the Brand/ Organization

Paula's Choice

EWG

CIR

FDA

EU Cosmetics Regulation

Rating/Review

GOOD

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Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein is a well-known phospholipid which is used in personal care products. 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 HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN: This valuable phospholipid has the following benefits:

  • Moisturizes hair: It attracts moisture and retains it in the hair strands, keeping the strands hydrated for a longer time.
  • Adds volume: It swells the hair shaft with moisture thus increasing the volume of your hair.
  • Strengthens hair: It increases the tensile strength of the hair and restores the lost protein in the hair shaft thus adding strength to your hair.
  • Adds shine to hair: It forms a thin glossy film over the strands giving smooth texture and shiny appearance.

Thus, this ingredient is widely used in personal care products.

CITATIONS/ FURTHER READ:

ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY

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