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Hydrolyzed Quinoa
CAS No. 227025-12-9

Considered the Mother Grain of the ancient Incas, Quinoa (pronounced keen-WAH) is best known as a staple ingredient, particularly for its edible seeds. Mainly cultivated in the South American Andes Mountains, Quinoa has been an important source of nutrition in the region for 6,000 years and revered as sacred. Over time, Quinoa has been gaining more recognition as a natural and sustainable ingredient.  Its powerful benefits are now finding use in the cosmetic industry. Hydrolyzed Quinoa is a natural protein for hair color retention, conditioning, and protection.

Quinoa  is considered a complete protein, containing seventeen amino acids, including all eight essential amino acids. With the combination of cationic and anionic amino acids, opposing forces attract and bind together. Cationic amino acids bind to the cuticle and act as an anchor to bind hydrolyzates to the hair. This allows for enhanced deposition of other substances (e.g. colorants) with a weaker affinity. Anionic amino acids create a scaffold around the hair to protect the strands and hair color. These side chains contribute to increased barrier function that will help give hair better overall health.  Hydrolyzed Quinoa is a multi-functional ingredient that improves color uptake and retention while also providing styling benefits and increasing the shine and healthy appearance of the hair. The proteins in Hydrolyzed Quinoa penetrate into the hair shaft for powerful protection. Hydrolyzed Quinoa provides film forming and moisture retention benefits typical of other proteins, and in addition also helps retain hair color for beautiful, lustrous-looking hair.

Benefits:

  • Improves color uptake for more concentrated color
  • Helps enhance color retention
  • Increases styling ease
  • Improves style and body
  • Enhances shine for healthier-looking hair
  • Sourced from sustainable, non-GMO seed
  • Gluten-free, vegan

Applications:

  • Shampoos, conditioners
  • Leave-on hair treatments
  • Hair styling products
  • Post-treatment hair products
  • Products for shine enhancement
  • Hair colorants
  • Products for increasing body and definition

In vitro tests:

In laboratory tests, Hydrolyzed Quinoa was shown to have a strong affinity the surface of hair fibers. It created a 32% increase in substantivity. It was shown to have a significant increase in penetration of hair fibers compared to control, which indicates that Hydrolyzed Quinoa may penetrate through the cuticle to enhance the delivery of colorants. A laboratory test showed a 25% increase in the red color uptake between control dye and dye with 1% Hydrolyzed Quinoa.

In color retention tests, Hydrolyzed Quinoa added to shampoo limited color fade by 20% after 5 washes, by 12% after 10 washes, and by 4% after 15 washes. Added to conditioner, it showed a 50% increase in color retention after 2 washes compared to the leading brand dye conditioner. Even after 10 washes it continued to show a 20% increase in color retention.

Laboratory tests showed that hair shine increased by 51% after 5 treatments. After 5 treatments, wet and dry combing force was reduced by 79% and 83%, respectively, leading to a better styling experience.

Formulation Guidelines:

  • Needs to be added in the aqueous phase.
  • In case of emulsions, it should be added once the emulsion is formed and at temperatures below 104°F (40°C).
  • Soluble in water.
  • pH of final formulation should be 4.0 - 7.0

Recommended Usage Rate: 1-10%
Appearance: Clear to slightly hazy amber liquid
Preserved with:
0.72 - 0.78% Benzyl Alcohol
0.21 - 0.24% Potassium Sorbate
0.135 - 0.165% Sodium Benzoate
pH of ingredient: 4.0 - 5.5
Storage: Avoid temperatures over 104°F (40°C) as this may affect the efficacy of the product. Optimum storage temperature is 75°F (24°C) or lower. Do not freeze. Avoid exposure to sunlight for long periods.
Shelf Life: Retest 12 months from date of purchase.

INCI: Hydrolyzed Quinoa

Do not directly apply onto your skin. This product should be added to a formulation at the recommended usage rate.

Disclaimer 
Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat and cure, or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional skin care provider.

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Technical Data

 
Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

Hydrolyzed Quinoa SDS

 

Lotioncrafter formulas in which this ingredient appears are listed below. Formulas are used as a means to provide basic formulating information and guidance in the use of ingredients Lotioncrafter supplies. They are not tested for efficacy, stability or preservative efficacy. Formulas are used as a means to provide basic formulating information and guidance in the use of ingredients Lotioncrafter supplies. Formulations are provided in percentages, grams and ounces. Most create a batch size of 1000g (33 ounces). Because percentages are provided, they can be sized up or down with ease.

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Formulations

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