Croda debuted its EBC Crodafos MBAL range (INCI: Varies) of bio-based phosphate esters to support sustainable claims for permanent and demi-permanent hair color systems.
According to the company, when an oxidative hair colorant containing Crodafos phosphate esters is mixed with a developer, the dye intermediate complex is structurally protected and can only be broken by shear stress during hair color application. Therefore, the dye intermediate penetrates the hair cortex with a smaller molecular weight and can begin oxidation coupling for a higher dye uptake and faster hair coloring rate.
The range includes the following ingredients, all estimated to be 100% bio-based:
- EBC Crodafos CES MBAL for crème textures;
- EBC Crodafos CS20a MBAL for lotion textures; and
- EBC Crodafos HCE MBAL, for liquid textures.