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Phytokeratin (Plant Keratin)

Chemical characteristics: Set of proteins of variable size; Soluble in water; Insoluble in oil; Molecular weight of proteins ranging from minus 300 to 10,000 Da; pH: 4.0 - 5.0.
Characteristics: Colloidal solution, emulsion, suspension.
Benefits: All skin types and particularly mature, dry, delicate and sensitive skin; All hair types and particularly for brittle, dull, fine, dry, dehydrated and damaged hair; Suggested to treat damaged, soft and brittle nails and poorly supplied eyelashes.
Provenance, origin: Europe.
Commonly known as: Plant Keratin, Phytokeratin, Hydrolyzed Wheat/Almond Protein.
Dosage required in cosmetic products: Usually used at 0.5 to 5% in formulations; Maximum concentration not regulated.
Part of the plant extracted: Seeds.
Properties: Film-forming, fortifying, repairing, softening, firming, tensing, nourishing, protective, anti-static.
Source: Vegetable.
Family: Poaceae (wheat), Rosaceae (almond).
Botanical name: Triticum vulgare (wheat), Prunus amygdalus (almond).
Function: Anti-static, hair conditioner, skin care agent.
Extraction process: Wheat or almond proteins hydrolyzed by enzymatic process.
I.N.C.I. list name: Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Sweet Almond Protein.



  • Anti-static: Facilitate styling by reducing or preventing the accumulation of static electricity;

  • Film-forming: Solidify, coat and protect the hair fiber by creating a film on the hair;

  • Fortifying, nourishing, repairing: Improving the resistance of the hair by consolidating the capillary fiber by the contribution of sulfur in all the structures of the hair and in principal compounds of the fiber and the cuticle (proline, aspartic acid, serine, leucine?);

  • Firming, immediate tensor: Restore tone and regularity to the skin by forming a smoothing, elastic and continuous film that tightens the surface layers of the skin.


  • Face care (masks, firming creams, eye contour creams, eyelash care);

  • Body care (nail strengthening serums/baumes, nourishing creams for feet and hands, shower gels);

  • Hair care (shampoos, conditioners, fortifying hair masks, split end repair serums, hair balms, styling gels);

  • Make-up (foundations, mascaras).


Store at room temperature in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place. Keep away from direct sunlight, heat sources and humidity.

Contra-Indications and Precautions

The hydrolysate of wheat or almond proteins is a safe, non-irritating, non-sensitizing and non-allergic active ingredient.

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Keratin is a fibrous protein rich in sulfur that forms the outermost layers of the epidermis and dander (nails, hair and hair). Generally, keratin used in cosmetics is of animal origin. At Typology, we have decided to opt for a plant-based alternative: phytokeratin. Phytokeratin is a protein from wheat (gluten) or almonds that has been hydrolyzed, i.e. cut into smaller proteins by enzymes, and will thus have a better interaction and absorption on the surface of the skin, hair and nails. Their composition is close to that of keratin.