Water soluble cationic ingredient from upcycled raw materials

smoothing – softening – anti-odor

INCI name

Polyglyceryl-3 Betainate Lactate

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LACTIQUAT® is a synergistic formulation designed to offer a broad spectrum of personal care needs.
Together with lactic acid, central to its innovative formula is betaine, a versatile compound naturally present in the human body and added to cosmetic products to avoid moisturization loss thus improving the overall moisture balance.

Derived from natural and upcycled sources, betaine adheres to natural and organic certification standards by being non-toxic, non-sensitizing, and non-irritating.

The surface of all tissues, including the stratum corneum, carries a negative charge and it is already known that topical use of positively charged nanoemulsion leads to a better penetration of active principles (Baspinar Y et al., 2012).

The high cationic charge derived from betaine and maintained by lactic acid, leads to a more stable bond between the skin and the active.
LACTIQUAT® is suitable for skincare products, like conditioning body creams, personal care products, like detergents and shower gels.
LACTIQUAT® comes in liquid form and it can be used in cold processing.


LACTIQUAT® shows bacteriostatic and bactericidal activity against Staphylococcus epidermidis and Staphylococcus hominis, two from the most reliable cutaneous strains implicated in body odor due to the conversion of sweat in volatile organic compounds.


The efficacy of LACTIQUAT® in preventing body odor development was assessed using an Olfactory Sensory Analysis (Sniff test) conducted by 3 expert evaluators on volunteers at 4, 8, and 24 hours post-shower. The test compared a bodywash containing LACTIQUAT® against a placebo.
According to the Likert scale (1 indicating no bad smell to 5 indicating a very intense bad smell), LACTIQUAT® bodywash showed statistically significant deodorant effectiveness at 4, 8, and 24 hours after use, demonstrating a lower intensity of bad odor compared to the placebo at all tested times.

Volunteers found the Lactiquat bodywash not only effective in preventing bad odor but also easy to use, suitable for daily care, enjoyable, and importantly, non-irritating.


LACTIQUAT® Impact on viscosity was investigated using a base surfactants formulation at pH 5.2 as follows:
LACTIQUAT® improves formulation viscosity in a concentration-dependent manner, thereby enabling a reduction in the use of NaCl, which is commonly incorporated as a thickening agent but can lead to undesirable effects.


Based on the results obtained from Occlusive patch test in a single application (duration 48 h) and OECD491 test, LACTIQUAT® shows absence of potential irritation, allergy and cytotoxic effect. 
LACTIQUAT® doesn’t show acute toxicity against Daphnia Magna and Selenastrum Capricornutum.
LACTIQUAT® can be considered “readily biodegradable” according to the test OECD 302B.
  • Soluble in water, ethanol, propylene glycol
  • 100% plant-derived and palm-free.
  • It significantly decreases skin odor.
  • It slightly increases the overall viscosity of the formulation.
  • It shows bacteriostatic and bactericidal activity against Staphylococcus epidermidis and Staphylococcus hominis


Chemical synthesis of natural raw materials


   Appearance Clear liquid
   Colour Very light yellow
   Odour Soft, characteristic
   Dry residue (105°C) > 85%
   pH (5% water solution at 25°C) 3 – 5

Skincare: conditioning creams.

Personal care: detergents, body washes.

2.0 – 5.0%



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