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INCI: Betaine (Trimethylglycin)
CAS # 107-43-7
EC # 203-490-6
Natural Betaine (Trimethylglcin) is an aminoacid derivative which is derived from sugar beet molasses. It is an amphoteric component and acts as a cationic conditioner at acidic pH.
In skincare products, betaine reduces TEWL, improves skin compatibility with surfactants, performs as a moisturizing ingredient. In hair care products it imparts to anti-static and conditioning properties.
Natural betaine is a mild and non-sensitizing ingredient. It is applicable in all hair and skin care products both leave-on and rise-off such as after shave, shaving products, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, cleansing creams, emulsions and creams.
Application: Although the supplier recommends an application dosage between 1-10% we recommend an application dosage between 1-5%.
Betaine is easily water soluble. In hot process emulsions, dissolve it in a small part of the water (or hydrosol phase) and add it to the finished emulsion as the temperature is not higher than 40 degrees Celsius.
Attention: The powder is very sensitive against humidity. Store it in closed and tight containers (if possible over moisture absorbent or in a desiccator.
We ship this ingredient with a desiccant sachet filled with natural clay. You can discard the sachet with your household garbage (when it is saturated) and replace it with a new sachet or any other suitable absorbent. Our sachets weight 6 gr and they are saturated when they reach a weight of 7,3 gr).