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UCARE™ Extreme Polymer

A bio-derived & biodegradable cationic cellulosic polymer that can be used as principal conditioning agent or in combination with other conditioning ingredients in conditioners, leave-on products and shampoos.

Uses:

  • Rinse-off conditioners
  • Leave-on conditioners
  • Shampoos
  • Styling products
  • Body washes
     

Benefits:

  • Provides equivalent hair conditioning to some silicones
  • Enhances dry and wet hair combing especially on damaged hair
  • Restores hair hydrophobicity
  • Reduces hair breakage
  • Improves hair alignment and manageability
  • Enhances silicone deposition on hair especially on damaged hair
  • Provides soft styling benefit (ie. curl retention) in leave-on formulations
  • Ease of formulation – no emulsification needed
  • Enables clear products
  • Acts as rheology modifier
  • Helps increase natural content of formulation
  • Non-GMO
    This product is derived from synthetic, petrochemical, vegetal, and/or mineral origin. Contact with animal derived products is not expected.
  • Biodegradable

Properties

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Physical Properties

  • Viscosity (1%, aqueous solution) Yes No 3000-7000 cP

Sustainability and Safety

  • Biodegradation Yes No Inherently, Primary

Go beyond conditioning with our new bio-derived & biodegradable cellulose technology

You want to both deliver outstanding conditioning performance and engage with eco-conscious consumers? Today’s hair care formulators need innovative ways to meet various consumer interests and trends. 

A unique bio-derived & biodegradable cellulose technology for conditioners, leave-on products and shampoos.

UCARE™ Extreme Polymer is a versatile, bio-derived (>50% bio-derived content) and  inherent primary biodegradable according to OECD test(s) guidelines * technology. This brand new innovation helps you create hair care products that deliver superior conditioning and can match the performance of some silicones, particularly in enhanced combability, reduced breakage, and restored hydrophobicity. It is specifically designed for conditioners, leave-on products and shampoos. 

Responsible sourcing is what consumers trust us to offer. 

This polymer has a cellulosic backbone, naturally sourced from non-GMO wood pulp certified by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). 

Don’t compromise: Get the next level of conditioning performance with UCARE™ Extreme Polymer

Benefits for formulators:

  • High weight efficiency – low use level
  • Improves natural content in formula
  • Dispersible in water
  • Viscosity enhancer
  • Good compatibility with broad range of surfactants and thickeners
  • Allows versatility in formulation format
  • Listed in the Catalogue of Cosmetics Ingredients in China

In application – consumer benefits:

  • No compromise on performance – it can feel like a silicone* on wet/dry hair (reduction in combing force especially for damaged hair)

For leave-in conditioners:

  • Conditioning (reduction in combing force)
  • Heat protection

For shampoos:

  • Versatility in conditioning (with or without silicones)
  • Aminofunctional polydimethylsiloxane

 

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