Polyquaternium-22, Polyquat-22



Polyquaternium-22 is an amphoteric polymer, high charge density, moisture, and pH for a wide range (1-14). These copolymers are recommended to improve the wet and dry properties of hair care products and to enhance the feel of skincare products.

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polyquaternium-22 structure formula


Item IR-102A IR-102B IR-102C
Appearance Clear to slightly hazy, yellow, viscous liquid Clear, yellow viscous liquid
Solid 39-43% 39-43% 35-40%
pH Value 4.2-5.3 2.5 Max.  4.0-5.5
Viscosity(3#@12rpm, 25°C) 3000~6000cps 4000~15000cps 3500~9000cps
Color, APHA 350 Max. 400 Max. 150Max.


Polyquaternium-22 is used in hair care products: relaxers, bleaches, dyes, shampoos, conditioners, styling products, and permanent waves.

Polyquaternium has a close relationship with our hair. Hair is made up of a biopolymer (keratin). As a cosmetic raw material, polyquaternium is indispensable in hair care products.

Polyquaternium used in hair care products can be classified into water-soluble and non-water-soluble according to their solubility. Different types of Polyquaternium are used in different hair products.

  • Contributes luster and a soft, silky feel; provides rich, creamy foam to shampoos.
  • Provides excellent slip, lubricity, and snag-free wet compatibility without excessive buildup.
  • Imparts excellent dry compatibility.
  • Panel studies document excellent hair softness and wet hair feel during washing, rinsing, and after rinsing.
  • Help hold curls without flaking.
  • 1.0% as a product in shampoo and conditioner; 3.0% as a product in other formulations.

Polyquaternium-22 is used in skincare products: moisturizing creams, lotions, bath gels, liquid soaps, soap bars, shaving products and deodorants.

  • Imparts a smooth, velvety feel; reduces tightness after drying skin.
  • Provides excellent moisturization.
  • Contributes lubricity which can help make skincare products easier to apply.
  • Liquid cleansing products acquire richer foam with improved stability.
  • Suggested starting concentration: 1.5% as a product.

Packing and Storage:

Polyquaternium-22 can be packed into 125kg PE Drum.

Pack and preserve the product in a sealed, cool and dry condition, and avoid contacting strong oxidants. The term of validity: 12 months. Transportation: Non-dangerous goods.


polyquat-22, quaternium-22.


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