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A water soluble additive designed to enhance the density and fullness of the foam in shampoos, body washes and liquid soaps. It does synergistically enhance conditioning of dry and wet hair and skin in formulations containing cationic conditioning polymers.


  • Shampoos and conditioners
  • Liquid hand soaps and bar soaps
  • Shaving products
  • Hair styling products


  • Slip/lubricious feel
  • Smooth after-feel
  • Foam density improvement
  • Synergistic boost of hair conditioning and deposition performance when combined with UCARE™ and SoftCAT™ Polymers
  • Improved spreadability

POLYOX™ Water Soluble Resins are nonionic polymers that deliver sensory enhancement to a range of personal care products. POLYOX™ WSR-205 improves the foam quality and feel in skin and hair cleansing formulations, providing cues which reinforce the perception of moisturization and softness. In shaving gel/cream formulations, the addition of POLYOX™ WSR-205 enhances the foam feel and provides lubrication between the skin and the razor blade.

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  • Approx. Molecular Weight 600000 g/mol

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