Personal Care


Merquat™ 550 Polymer

Merquat™ 550 Polymer

INCI Name: Polyquaternium-7

Merquat™ 550 polymer is an aqueous copolymer developed for improved compatibility and clarity in anionic surfactant systems. This highly substantive copolymer is recommended to improve wet and dry properties of hair care products and to enhance feel in skin care products.

Hair Care Products

Relaxers, Bleaches, Dyes, Shampoos, Conditioners, Styling Products and Permanent Waves:

  • Contributes luster and a soft, silky feel
  • Provides rich, creamy foam to shampoos
  • Provides excellent slip, lubricity and snag-free wet combability without excessive buildup
  • Imparts excellent dry combability
  • Panel studies document excellent hair softness and wet hair feel during washing, rinsing and after rinsing
  • Suggested starting concentration: 1.0% (as-supplied)

Skin Care Products

Moisturizing Creams, Lotions, Bath Gels, Liquid Soaps, Soap Bars, Shaving Products, Antiperspirants and Deodorants:

  • Imparts a smooth, velvety feel; reduces tightness after drying skin
  • Provides excellent moisturization
  • Contributes lubricity which can help make skin care products easier to apply
  • Liquid cleansing products acquire richer, thicker foam with improved stability
  • Suggested starting concentration: 1.0% (as-supplied)
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