INOLEX has launched ProCondition™ Sativa (Cannabisamidopropyl Dimethylamine) a new sustainable conditioning ingredient derived from Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil. The hemp-based ingredient designed for hair, skin, and body care delivers performance as both a conditioning agent and as an emulsifier with multiple functional and performance benefits.
According to Lisa Gandolfi, VP Marketing at INOLEX, “We see the rise of consumer groups aligned with naturality, wellness, and sustainability, converging on sustainably made, cannabis-derived products. ProCondition™ Sativa’s hemp-based cationic is ideal for brands designing CBD or hemp-based products for hair or skincare with a focus on sustainable and plant-powered materials.”
As a non-quat cationic hair conditioning agent, ProCondition™ Sativa has comparable performance to Cetrimonium Chloride (CTAC) while being safer for skin and eyes, and non-toxic to aquatic life. As a primary emulsifier, the ingredient builds formulation stability by formation of lamellar liquid crystals and provides versatility in viscosity building. Along with imparting functional performance, the cannabisderived ingredient supports a brand’s ability to make cannabis product claims in alignment with consumer expectations. ProCondition™ Sativa is USDA Certified Biobased (82%), has an ISO 16128 Natural Origin Index of 0.78, and is Halal certified, Kosher compliant, vegan-friendly, readily biodegradable, and never tested on animals.
The new ingredient expands INOLEX’s ProCondition™ quat-free conditioning technology platform, a range of consciously designed ingredients based on the principles of green chemistry and manufactured using the company’s patented energy-saving synthesis process. In addition to reducing GHG emissions through energy efficient design, the manufacturing process produces no by-products. ProCondition™ products are also readily biodegradable.
ProCondition™ Sativa is derived from the refined triglyceride hemp seed oil and does not contain THC, CBD, or other cannabinoids. Hemp seed oil is extracted from the cannabis plant, an inherently sustainable feedstock that provides an eco-friendly alternative to traditional raw materials used for conditioning agents and emulsifiers. It is a non-water intensive, high yield and resilient crop that eliminates the need for pesticides, thereby contributing to soil health and encouraging biodiversity.
More information on ProCondition™ Sativa and sampling requests can be found at www.inolex.com/products/procondition-sativa.
INOLEX is an independent, global specialty ingredients company that designs sustainable and innovative technologies for health, beauty, and wellness. Guided by the Principles of Green Chemistry and ingredient life cycles, INOLEX balances science and nature to create sustainable ingredients. The company delivers platformable chemistries to serve a broad range of applications and beauty care categories, focusing on new biobased technologies that are authentically traceable and independently certified. Core technologies include Safe Preservation; Quat-free, Plant-based Haircare; Sustainable Silicone Alternatives; Natural Sensory Emollients; and Biodegradable Film Formers.
The INOLEX innovation platform is guided by the Principles of Green Chemistry and ingredient life cycles. The company is recognized for its leading proprietary technologies, with an emphasis on natural, plant-based solutions, in Safe Preservation, Silicone Alternatives, Palm Alternatives, Film Formers, and Non-Quat Conditioning Agents. INOLEX is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), is RSPO Supply Chain Certified, and offers 100% of its palm-derived products exclusively as RSPO Mass Balance.
Notable innovation awards include the Henkel Best Innovation Contributor Award 2021 - 2nd Place for Lexfeel™ WOW 100% Plant-Based Cyclomethicone Replacement technology; nomination as a finalist for the 2021 Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI) Award by Product Development and Management Association (PDMA); the 2020 Sustainability Award from Henkel Beauty, presented during the 2020 ACI Annual Meeting in Orlando, for LexFeel™ D5, a sustainable, high-performance silicone alternative ingredient; the 2020 HPCI Innovation Award for AminoSensyl™ Amino Lipid Platform of 100% natural, quat-free conditioning ingredients; Finalist in the Sustainability Beauty Awards for SustOleo™ MCT, a natural palm-free sensory ingredient alternative that contains 100% USDA certified biobased content; and the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Global Personal Care Product Innovation Leadership Award for Emulsense™, a cationic agent for hair conditioning and skin care that contains 100% USDA certified biobased content.