Film forming

Film Forming Ingredients or Chemicals

Description of Film Forming: Film forming in Personal Care applications means that a layer or a film is formed to cover keratinous surfaces of hair or skin. This layer is continuous, flexible and has hydrophilic water-binding properties, which provide a soft and smooth skin feel.

Film formers, film-forming agents or film forming polymers are ingredients broadly used in skin care, sun care, hair care and decorative cosmetics. 

They are formulated in a wide range of personal care products such as hair sprays, hair gels, skin/sun lotions, skin/sun creams, eyeliners, mascaras etc.

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Best available price $3.75/kg

Polyquaternium-47
Item #: 1076
Polyquaternium 47 is known for its great detangling capabilities and use in products for dry & wet combability. Polyquaternium 47 is an ideal ingredient for personal care products such as 2 in 1 shampoos, hair conditioners, styling gels, hair tonic, body washes and hand soap. It's a quaternized terpolymer made of acrylic acid, methyl acrylamide and methyl acrylate. Polyquaternium 47 is compatible with anionic surfactants and is one of the ingredients for hair care, skin care and body-care products.
Best available price $25.65/kg

Hydroxypropyl Guar
Item #: 1042
Guar HP provides thickening, film forming, viscosity modification and conditioning properties. It's a nonionic ingredient, compatible with cationic surfactants and can be used in a wide range of cosmetics formulations and personal care products. It is highly compatible with electrolytes and hydrophilic liquid formulations and can be formulated over a large pH range. When used in skin care products, Guar HP provides luxurious skin softening properties and enhances the skin’s resistance to irritation. When formulated in hair care products, Guar HP can provide color protection, combability enhancement (for wet and dry hair) and moisturization and shine to damaged hair. It can be used in conditioning shampoos, shower gels, liquid soaps and many other cosmetics products.
Best available price $18.72/kg

Polyquaternium-10
Item #: 1041
Polyquaternium 10 is a cosmetic ingredient that is widely used in hair care products due to its anti-static and moisturizing properties. It is compatible with a wide range of surfactants. A non-tacky film former, Polyquaternium 10 supplies sheen coating to hair and can also aid in the repair of damaged hair. Polyquaternium 10 is designed to provide conditioning and rich feel to hair and skin. It can be formulated in clear products. A quaternized hydroyethyl cellulose, Polyquaternium 10 is a polymeric quaternary ammonium salt and a cationic polymer.
Best available price $18.50/kg

Polyquaternium-4
Item #: 1040
Polyquaternium 4 is a cosmetic ingredient that is broadly used in hair conditioners and skin care lotions and creams. It is a highly cationic conditioner and fixative useful at a wide range of pH and low viscosity. Both water soluble and providing antistatic and film forming properties, Polyquaternium 4 is extensively used in hair styling, mousses, texturizers and conditioners.
Best available price $8.15/kg

Guar Hydroxypropyl Trimonium Chloride
Item #: 1043
Both a conditioning agent and thickener, Guar 3000 is a cationic polymer which imparts a smooth and silky feel to skin and hair. Frequently used in shampoos, bath wash, face cleansers, lotions and creams, Guar 3000 can aid in foam stability and provides excellent skin lubrication. It can reduce combing energy when added to hair conditioning formulas containing silicones.
Best available price $0.78/kg

Polyquaternium-7
Item #: 1073
Polyquaternium 7 is an aqueous solution of a cationic copolymer of diallyl dimethyl ammonium chloride and acrylamide. It is preserved with 0.5% Sodium Benzoate. A highly charged cationic water soluble copolymer, Polyquaternium 7 is perfect for anhydrous formulations and soluble in both glycerin and propylene-glycol. It is one of the most commonly used polymers in the world today in care products, toiletries, and home care applications. Polyquaternium 7 is a well known conditioning agent for hair care products with excellent cleaning and film forming abilities.
Best available price $5.48/kg

PEG-150/Stearyl Alcohol/SMDI Copolymer
Item #: 1118
IngrePol P150DS is a polyethylene glycol diester. It has strong thickener features in challenging surfactants formulations and thickens via an associative mechanism. Due to it's nonionic character, no neutralization is needed. IngrePol P150DS is also used as a rheology modifier, to improve formulation efficiency. IngrePol P150DS is also very common in a wide range of personal care applications, including sunscreen products.
Best available price $2.35/kg

Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer
Item #: 1143
IngrePol STAC40 is a styrene acrylates copolymer. It's an aqueous dispersion with 39-41% solids. IngrePol STAC40 is used as opacifier in detergents and cleaning products. It provides a dense creamy appearance and uniform opacity. Best stability in slightly alkaline and acid formulations.
Best available price $1.99/kg

Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer
Item #: 1144
Effectively hiding the amber cast or haziness in formulations, IngrePol STAC401 is a film forming and opacifying agent can be used in a wide variety of hair and skin care products. With wide formulation compatibility, excellent stability and processing ease, this cost-effective opacifier provides a uniform milky, lotion-like appearance to formulations for a rich, luxurious look.
Best available price $3.35/kg
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IngrePol AC30
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Acrylates copolymer
Item #: 1148
Effective over a broad pH range of 3 to 11, IngrePol AC30 is a rheology modifier and a suspending, stabilizing and thickening agent. It is highly compatible with a wide range of surfactants and ingredients used in personal care products. Used in anti-aging creams, liquid soaps and washes, facial cleansers, intimate & mild cleansers, shampoos and wipes, this multifunctional film former and rheology modifier provides cost-effective thickening and versatile performance at low use levels. It can be formulated with salt, and is suitable for crystal clear products.