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Ingredient Profile: Polyquaternium-6
By: Michael J. Fevola, PhD, Johnson & Johnson Consumer and Personal Products Worldwide
Posted: March 2, 2011, from the March 2011 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries.
page 3 of 3Next month’s “Ingredient Profile” column will review PQ-6’s conditioning cousin copolymer, polyquaternium-7. Be sure to check it out. Reproduction of the article without expressed consent is strictly prohibited.
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