Quaternium-79 hydrolyzed milk protein (inci)

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 05.11.2020

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Protein hydrolyzates, milk, 2-hydroxy-3-(3-aminopropyl)dimethylammonio)propyl derivatives, N-(1-oxohexadecyl, 1-oxo-9-(Z)-hexadecenyl and 1-oxo-9-(Z)-octadecenyl) derivatives, chlorides

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Quaternium (see also Polyquaternium) refers to complex quaternary ammonium compounds. Quaternary ammonium compounds, also called quats, have quaternary nitrogen atoms, i.e. all four hydrogen atoms of the ammonium ion (nitrogen atom) are replaced by organic residues. The compounds are therefore cationic, i.e. they have a positive charge. "hydrolzyed milk protein" refers to a product obtained from milk proteins by controlled enzymatic hydrolysis.

Quaternium-79 hydrolyzed milk protein is used in cosmetic formulations. The substance acts as an antistatic agent (reduces static charges by neutralizing the electrical charge on the surface, for example of hair), as a hair conditioning agent (makes hair easy to comb, smooth, soft and shiny and gives it volume) and as a skin care product.

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