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Cetrimonium Chloride

INCI name: Cetrimonium Chloride.
Function: Preservative, antimicrobial, antistatic, emulsifying agent, cationic surfactant.
Origin: Synthetic.
Concentration allowed by European regulations : Up to 2.5% in rinse-off products for hair and facial hair. Up to 1% in the products without rinsing for the hair and the facial hair. Up to 0.5% in leave-on facial products. Up to 0.1% in finished cosmetic products as a preservative.
Where to find it / them? : Dry shampoos, styling foams, detanglers, hair masks, hand wipes, conditioners, scrub, face creams, facial cleansers.
Risks to health: Potential skin irritant, potential allergen.
Risks to the environment : Suspected aquatic ecotoxicity.
More information : Cationic surfactant.