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Clear Micellar Conditioner

No. 1040

This Clear Micellar Conditioner formulation features Poly Suga®Quat S1210P and Cola®Quat PDQ in a unique concept for a silicone-free, clear conditioner that is designed with micellar technology to provide mild, weightless conditioning without buildup.


Order INCI Name Trade Name Percent Function
1 Water Water qs to 100.00
2 Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose Benecel™ K200M ¹ 0.75
3 Polyquaternium-7 Merquat™ 550 Polymer ² 2.00
4 Polyquaternium-81 Poly Suga®Quat S1210P 4.00
5 Polyquaternium-88 Cola®Quat PDQ 4.00
6 Fragrance WS Apple Fragrance ³ 0.20
7 Benzyl Alcohol and Ethylhexylglycerin and Tocopherol Euxyl® K 900 ⁴ 1.00
8 Citric Acid Citric Acid 50% qs to pH


  1. Heat 1/3 of the water to 80 – 85°C and chill the remaining balance of water to ~5°C.
  2. Disperse ingredient 2 in the hot water, then add the balance of cold water while Begin cooling to 40 – 45°C.
  3. Mix until smooth and uniform, then add ingredient
  4. Once at 40 – 45°C, add ingredients 4 – 7 in Mix until clear and uniform.
  5. Adjust to pH 5.0 – 5.5 with citric


Appearance: Clear, Viscous Liquid
pH: 5.0 – 5.5
Viscosity: 4,000 – 6,000 cP
% Solids: 3.8 – 4.0


1Ashland, 2Lubrizol, 3Orchidia Fragrances, 4Schülke & Mayr

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This formulation is intended for use as a generic starting formula and may be modified as needed. This formulation is for developmental use only. Not intended for resale.