- INCI Name: Cetrimonium Chloride
- Chemical Name: 1-Hexadecanaminium, N,N,N-trimethyl-, chloride
- CAS No: 112-02-7
Cetrimonium chloride is a quaternary ammonium salt, which is white crystal to powder, easily soluble in isopropanol, soluble in water, and produces a lot of foam when it is shaken. It has good compatibility with cationic, nonionic and amphoteric surfactants. It has excellent penetration, softening, emulsifying, antistatic, biodegradable and sterilizing properties，serves multiple functions in personal care products
This ingredient is most popular in hair care (including hair dyes) where it provides conditioning properties as well as anti-frizz, anti-static, and detangling benefits.Centrimonium chloride helps to inhibit static electricity that is built up between the hair strands, causing flyaways and frizz.
Centrimonium chloride can cleanse skin by mixing water with dirt and oil to be rinsed away.
- Mild preservative
Cetrimonium chloride can also be used as part of cosmetic preservative blends and may be used to inhibit unwanted odors from forming within a formula.
Uses & Applications
- Haire Care: Primarily used in hair care products such as shampoo, conditioner, mask, hair serum, hair styling aide, beard care, beard cleanser etc.
- Skin Care: Used in some cleansing body products as well
White to almost white powder
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