INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - HYDROXYPROPYL STARCH PHOSPHATE

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

A naturally-derived sugar used as a bulking agent, a surfactant and a viscosity controlling agent in personal care products.

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WHAT IS HYDROXYPROPYL STARCH PHOSPHATE: Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate is a naturally derived sugar-based starch. It is the hydroxypropyl ether of Distarch Phosphate. It is lightweight in nature and serves as a viscosity increasing agent, a surfactant. It is widely used in countless products such as conditioners, facial care products, body washes, sunscreens, and hairstyling products. It is extremely mild and gentle when used.

REVIEW OF HYDROXYPROPYL STARCH PHOSPHATE

Name of Brand/ Organization
Paula's Choice
EWG
CIR
FDA
EU Cosmetics Regulation
Rating/Review
GOOD
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Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate is one of the most researched and reviewed ingredients. Renowned regulatory bodies like 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 skin care brand Paula's Choice have rated it safe for use in cosmetics, personal care products. 

BENEFITS OF HYDROXYPROPYL STARCH PHOSPHATE: The versatile Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate has the various following benefits:

  • Controls the viscosity: It makes the product thicker and gives it a better, smoother and softer gel-like consistency. This makes the application of the products easier.
  • Acts as a bulking agent: It reduces the density of the product which makes the product more dilute and increases the volume. Bulking agents can increase the volume of a product in order for the product to flow as desired.
  • Acts as a surfactant: It sticks to the cuticles of the hair and makes the hair strands softer, smoother and shinier.

CITATIONS/FURTHER READ

 ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY  

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