Vegetal derived complex for restructuring hair fibers and salt linkages

restructuring – filming – protective

INCI name

Polyglyceryl-3 Betainate Malate, Sulfated Castor Oil, Aqua

(China compliant: Sulfated Castor Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Oleate, Aqua, Betaine, Malic Acid)

GREENPLEX® is an innovative 100% plant-derived complex for formulating products designed for treating hair damaged by chemical and mechanical treatments guaranteeing an extraordinary regenerating action.

GREENPLEX® treatment reduces combing force and electrostatic effect (-23% and -60% respectively) in damaged hair compared to untreated.

Frictional properties determine how the hair feels to the touch, how it combs and styles, and its manageability. GREENPLEX® treatment significantly reduces dry friction in damaged hair if left on (-79%) and rinsed off (-75%), claiming smoothness, damage prevention, and repairing action on the hair.

Cyclic fatigue indicates dynamic strength or fatigue behavior. A higher number of cycles to break indicates a stronger fiber: 8% GREENPLEX® aqueous solution applied to damp high curl type hair significantly increases the mean number of cycles to break by 55.6% compared to the untreated group.

Elasticity is the hair’s ability to stretch and return to its original shape. It could be considered a measure of hair protein and moisture protection. The elastic modulus measures the fiber’s stiffness: a decrease in the modulus indicates an increase in fiber elasticity. 8% GREENPLEX® aqueous solution applied to heat-damaged hair significantly improves elasticity by 10.3%.

FE-SEM images show that GREENPLEX® treatment significantly improves the compactness of the scales and adherence to the hair shaft, with cuticles less raised and jagged, in bleached hair. GREENPLEX® filming property is highlighted by “drops” covering the hair’s surface.

  • Repairs hair fibers and salt linkages damaged by chemical, mechanical and thermal treatments
  • Reduces split ends and draws water to the hair by “swelling” it, improving its tone and making the hair thicker
  • Reduces the electrostatic phenomenon of hair fly-away and conditions the hair, making it softer and shinier, making it easier to comb wet hair and detangle it when dry
  • Can moisturize the skin layer, strengthening the hair bulb and therefore reducing the phenomena of breaking or tearing of the hair during combing or domestic or professional treatment
  • Acts as a stabilizer of emulsions / solutions and is also compatible with other non-ionic and / or negatively charged ingredients


Chemical synthesis of natural raw materials


   Appearance Clear oily liquid
   Colour Light Yellow to Amber
   Odour Characteristic
   Dry residue (105°C) 75 – 85%
   Specific gravity (25°C) 1.1 – 1.2
   pH (5% water solution at 25°C) 6.5 – 8.5


Restructuring Hair Masks and Serums, Hair Dyes, Shampoos, Conditioners at pH 4.5 – 6.5

% OF USE: 3 – 15%






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