Water soluble moisturizing cationic conditioner

conditioning – moisturizing – anti-dandruff

INCI name

Polyglyceryl-3 Betainate Acetate

(China compliant: Acetic Acid, Polyglyceryl-3 Oleate, Betaine)


GREENQUAT® BT is a patented 100% plant-derived copolymer with a high cationic charge derived from sugar beet. It can flexibly replace synthetic conditioning ingredients (ammonium chloride derivatives, hydroxypropyltrimonium, silicone and polyquaternium derivatives) commonly used in hair care applications.
GREENQUAT® BT is water-soluble, “readily biodegradable” and specifically developed for improved compatibility and transparency in anionic surfactant systems. It delivers excellent moisturization, smoothing and anti-frizz effect and is even capable of improving the quality of the foam which appears more creamy, soft and shiny.
GREENQUAT® BT mantains unaltered color intensity after 10 washes.
It shows antimicrobial activity against three of the most reliable cutaneous strains implicated in dandruff, some gram + and gram – bacteria, as well as yeasts and molds. GREENQUAT® BT is “readily biodegradable”, “not irritating”, “safe for the aquatic environment” and “not mutagenic”.
GREENQUAT® BT is the ideal solution both for skincare and haircare products for children, it is very gentle and does not have the typical unpleasant smell of amines.


  • Soluble in water, ethanol, propylene glycol
  • 100% plant-derived and palm-free.
  • It provides shiny, glossy and soft hair while reducing static charges, excellent lubricity and snag-free wet combability.
  • It imparts excellent dry compatibility.
  • It improves the quality of the foam and slightly increases the overall viscosity of the formulation.
  • It has an antimicrobial effect against gram + (Escherichia coli – Pseudomonas aeruginosa) and gram – (Staphylococcus aureus -Staphylococcus epidermidis) bacteria, yeasts and moulds (Candida albicans – Aspergillus brasiliensis)


Polyglycerol ester with aminoacid and bicarboxylic acid


   Appearance Clear liquid
   Colour Very light yellow
   Odour Soft, characteristic
   Dry residue (105°C) 77 – 83%
   Specific gravity (25°C) 1.1 ÷ 1.3 g/ml
   pH (5% water solution at 25°C) 4 – 6


Haircare: shampoos, balsams, masks, serums.
Skincare: conditioning body creams
Personal care: detergents, shower gels, shaving foams, beard balms

0.25 – 0.50% antistatic effect as silicone replacement
1.0 – 5.0% cationic conditioning effect 











antimicrobial and anti-dandruff activity




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