Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol
An excellent emulsifier, BTMS is key when looking to create amazing hair care products.
An excellent emulsifier, BTMS is key when looking to create amazing hair care conditioning products, which is why it is often referred to as the “Conditioning Emulsifier”. Derived from the Colza plant, BTMS is a unique emulsifier in that it is a cationic (carrying a positive charge) quaternary compound, while most other emulsifiers are non-ionic (carrying a neutral charge). This means that the positively charged BTMS is attracted to the negatively charged hair strands (or neutral skin), and will absorb and cling on to the surface, resisting being easily rinsed off, which gives the feel of long lasting hydration and conditioning (great for leave-in conditioners, water resistant lotions), plus boosts lubricity and static control, which helps reduce friction and pull during wet comb-outs and brushing.
Gentle and effective, BTMS helps hair retain a springy bounce and volume, while leaving it feeling silky smooth. It is also very effective for use in skin and body care products, especially when a light, powdery soft, non-greasy feel and finish is desired. BTMS is free from ethoxylated ingredients.
Melting or Freezing Point:
25 (Btms 25)
Outstanding for use as a cationic conditioning agent in hair conditioners, detanglers, thickeners, relaxers and other hair care treatments, especially leave-in conditioners and hair masks, due to the extremely mild profile. Also effective for use in other body and skin care applications, such as lotions and creams, deodorants, antiperspirants, especially when a light, powdery soft, non-greasy feel and finish is desired. Excellent for use in silicone emulsions, as it can handle up to 50% in formulation. General use recommendation: can be used as mild primary emulsifier or co-emulsifier with Emulsifying Wax NF. Best to warm to a melt before use.
Recommended Usage Rate: 2% - 10%.
Ingredient Function: Emulsifier/emulsion stabilizer/thickener/conditioning/suspending agent
Solubility: Insoluble. Dispersible in oil or water. HLB value approximately 15.
How to Store: Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from heat source and oxidizing agents. Keep container tightly closed.
Warnings: Pregnant or lactating people, or those with known medical conditions should consult with a physician prior to using product.
INCI: Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol