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Cutissential™ Behenyl 18-MEA

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Highly substantive hair conditioning agent containing a quaternised form of the primary hair lipid, 18-Methyl Eicosanoic Acid, that replenishes the lipid layer of the cuticle leading to healthier looking, more manageable hair with reduced porosity and brittleness. Particularly suited to chemically treated hair, long hair and ethnic hair care products. Leave-on and rinse-off conditioners and treatments, styling products.

INCI name

Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) C10-40 Isoalkylamidopropylethyldimonium Ethosulfate (and) Cetyl alcohol

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Product details

Physical form at 25°C

  • Pastille


  • Quaternary ammonium compound


  • Effect ingredients
  • Hair conditioning

Regional availability

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • N America


  • Hair care


  • Hair colour
  • Hair conditioners - rinse off
  • Hair relaxing / permanent waves
  • Shampoos
  • Styling

Consumer benefit

  • Gloss / shine / vibrancy
  • Repair
  • Softness

Certifications and standards

  • Halal
  • ISO 16128 - derived natural

Regional compliance


Ingredient origin

  • Animal derived
  • Plant derived
  • Petrochemical derived

Composition information

  • EO/PO free
  • Preservative free
  • BHT / BHA free

% Renewable

  • 85

% Bio-based

  • 85

% Natural origin content – ISO 16128

  • 85


  • Not inherently biodegradable
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