INCI: C13-15 Alkane (and) Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer (and) Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer and Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl HydroxyhydrocinnamteProduct Category: Gelling Agent
The Versagel HSQ product (Versagel HSQ 200T) offers a silicone-free alternative to oil-based and emulsion formulas. The gelled structure is based on Hemisqualane (C13-15 Alkane) combined with patented block copolymer technology. Hemisqualane is a non-volatile emollient derived from plant sugar and is inherently biodegradable, ECOCERT-approved, NPA Natural Seal Certified, and a USDA Certified bio-based product. It provides a light, non-greasy and silky feel, and serves as an effective alternative to petroleum and silicone- based ingredients. The gelled version provides additional benefits of a rheology modifier and a suspension agent for a wide range of cosmetic and personal care applications.
See this product in action in the VersaGroom multifunctional 2-in-1 hair and skin treatment formulation!
Efficacy testing of a Versagel Hemisqualane hair serum formulation (VG HSQ) demonstrated that VG HSQ improves key properties such as shine and frizz compared to a commercial benchmark (Frizz Ease) which had a high silicone content. Shine Improvement was measured using a Samba instrument while Frizz Reduction was measured via curl reversion after humidity chamber exposure.
Applications for Versagel HSQ
- Hair Care: colourants, treatments, styling products, serums, oils, creams, moisturizers
- Colour Cosmetics: lip gloss, foundations, fluid illuminators
- Skin Care: creams, cleansers, makeup removers, lotions, balms, moisturizers, butters
- Sun Care: sunblock/sunscreen
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INCI: C13-15 Alkane (and) Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer (and) Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer and Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamte