Proteins are the building blocks of nature. They serve as the structural scaffolding in our cells, blood, muscle, skin, brain, and even tooth enamel. The smallest cellular organisms such as bacteria and even viruses contain proteins. Proteins are huge polymeric molecules that vary greatly in molecular weight and dimensions. All proteins are constructed from small mono-meric units known as amino acids.
Just as proteins are the building blocks of nature, they are also basic ingredients important to many cosmetic formulations. Many skin care and hair care formulations are built around the utilization of proteins. Proteins within cosmetic formulations are valued for their strong moisturizing and film forming properties. They are often used in formulations to condition the hair, while offering protection and moisture binding. Many proteins that have been used throughout the years in the cosmetic industry were derived from animal sources. Today, this is no longer the case, as there has been a tremendous movement towards a greener, more environmentally friendly practice.
We offer a wide range of non-animal derived proteins for use in the cosmetic and personal care industry.
HAIR CARE– Wheat Protein is hailed for its strengthening properties and is well known for it’s ability to penetrate the cortex and deliver replenishment through it’s high Cystine. An excellent choice for strengthening and repairing hair weakened by chemical treatments and regular hair maintenance. This makes it an ideal choice for hair waving systems, post-perm conditioners and products for damaged hair.
SKIN CARE-Wheat Protein has been shown as one of the most effective pore minimizers in modern skin care, providing the porcelain look when utilized in facial cleansers, toners, serums, gels, or lotions. Provides balanced moisture, and gently nourishes.
|Appearance:||Light to Dark Amber Non Viscous Liquid*|
|Molecular Weight:||1995 Da|
|Storage:||Tightly Sealed, Protected from Freezing / Direct Heat / Sunlight|
|Shelf:||18months. when Stored / Handled Properly|
- 2 TO 5%
- add to cool down phase below 110F
- add to water phase in cold process formulas
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