INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - POLYQUATERNIUM 7

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

A well-known ingredient used in personal care products to enhance the texture of formulations and give the products a rich and luxurious feel.

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WHAT IS POLYQUATERNIUM 7:  Polyquaternium 7 is a clear, colorless to pale yellow liquid used in the haircare products, cosmetics and personal care products. It is used as an anti-static agent, film forming agent and hair fixative. It forms a thin layer on the hair shaft and does not allow moisture to penetrate through the hair shaft.

REVIEW OF POLYQUATERNIUM 7

Name of Brand/ Organization

Paula's Choice

EWG

CIR

FDA

EU Cosmetics Regulation

Rating/Review

GOOD

1-3

 

Polyquaternium 7 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 skin care brand Paula's Choice have rated it safe for use in cosmetics, personal care products. 

BENEFITS OF POLYQUATERNIUM 7: The versatile Polyquaternium 7 has the following benefits:

  • Acts as a film-forming agent: It forms a thin film on skin and hair which protects the applied area from damage caused due to environmental aggressors. It traps moisture of the skin and hair making them softer and glossier.
  • Acts as an anti-static agent: It discharges free radicals and makes combing wet hair a lot easier. It also helps in detangling hair as they no longer are attracted to each other due to static electricity because of the presence of Polyquaternium 7.
  • Helps in styling of hair: It forms a layer over the hair shaft and preserves the styling of hair by preventing the hair to absorb the moisture.

CITATIONS/FURTHER READ

ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY

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