An excellent emulsifier, BTMS is key when looking to create amazing hair care conditioning products, which is why it is often referred to as the a Conditioning Emulsifier. Derived from the Colza plant, BTMS is a unique emulsifier in that it is a cationic (carrying a positive charge) quaternary compound, while most other emulsifiers are non-ionic (carrying a neutral charge). This means that the positively charged BTMS is attracted to the negatively charged hair strands (or neutral skin), and will absorb and cling on to the surface, resisting being easily rinsed off, which gives the feel of long lasting hydration and conditioning (great for leave-in conditioners, water resistant lotions), plus boosts lubricity and static control, which helps reduce friction and pull during wet comb-outs and brushing.
Gentle and effective, BTMS helps hair retain a springy bounce and volume, while leaving it feeling silky smooth. It is also very effective for use in skin and body care products, especially when a light, powdery soft, non-greasy feel and finish is desired. BTMS is free from ethoxylated ingredients.
Appearance: Off-white flakes.
Shelf Life: 2 years
Melting or Freezing Point: 140F/60C
Activity Level: 25 (Btms 25)