AquaCat™ CG518 Clear Cationic Solution is an aqueous solution of cationic guar developed specifically for use as a substantive polymeric conditioner for hair and skin care applications.
INCI Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride AquaCat™ CG518 has been shown to be compatible, and to maintain unsurpassed finished product clarity with a wide variety of both anionic and amphoteric surfactant blends.
Form: Clear, pale amber liquid
pH: 5.0 - 7.0%
Viscosity: 0 - 100 cps
Use level: 0.2 - 5.0% active for hair care
Up to 1.0% active for skin care
Primary Chemistry: Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride
Excellent wet and dry combingRelated Benefits
No polymer build-up on hair
Hair retains bounce and is easy to style
Leaves hair noticeably softer
Improved foam and lather versus PQ-10 and PQ-7
Clean rinse feel
Excellent clarity in mild amphoteric surfactants
Non-irritating to eyes and skin
Provides a lubricious feel; leaves skin feeling soft and moisturized
Superior clarity at higher polymer loading
Conditions without significant impact on viscosity
Pumpable, pourable liquid form
Near-instant mixing/blending at room temperature
Adapts to continuous processing or post-addition
Compatible with virtually all surfactant blends
Best for use in clear 2-in-1 shampoos, body washes, and liquid soap formulations as well as 2-in-1 conditioning shampoo formulations, silicone-free shampoos, and skin care products.
Ashland guar and guar derivatives are a comprehensive line of conditioning and deposition aid polymers that provide the dual benefits. They can be used in both hair and skin formulations, as well as clear and opaque formulations.