INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - POLYQUATERNIUM 10

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

A useful anti-static agent, used in personal care products for enhancing their texture and adding a natural shine to the hair.

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WHAT IS POLYQUATERNIUM 10:  Polyquaternium 10 is a white granular powder which is water-soluble. It is obtained by the quaternization of hydroxyethylcellulose. It falls under the category of quaternary ammonium compounds. It is used as an anti-static agent and hydrating agent. It forms a thin layer over the strands that gives a glossy look to the hair. 

REVIEW OF POLYQUATERNIUM 10

Name of Brand/ Organization

Paula's Choice

EWG

CIR

FDA

EU Cosmetics Regulation

Rating/Review

GOOD

1-3

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Polyquaternium 10 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) along with popular skin care brand Paula's Choice have rated it safe for use in cosmetics, personal care products. 

 

BENEFITS OF POLYQUATERNIUM 10: The versatile Polyquaternium 10 has the following benefits:

  • Acts as an antistatic agent: It reduces the static electricity generated by neutralizing the electrical charge on the surface. This helps in combing wet hair easily and prevents hair form sticking together. It keeps the hair from getting tangled.
  • Acts as a hair conditioning agent: It imparts natural shine to the hair and reduces the damage done to the hair. It improves the appearance and the texture of hair thereby making it healthy.
  • Forms a thin film over hair shaft: It forms a thin layer of film over the hair shaft and safeguards the hair from external environmental aggressors - pollution, harmful rays of sun, dust. This thin film makes the hair glossier.

CITATIONS/FURTHER READ

ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY

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