Specialty ingredients company Inolex has launched ProCondition Sativa (INCI: Cannabisamidopropyl Dimethylamine), a sustainable, biodegradable conditioning and emulsifying ingredient derived from Cannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil.
ProCondition Sativa has comparable performance to Cetrimonium Chloride (CTAC), according to the supplier, while being safer for skin and eyes, and non-toxic to aquatic life. As a primary emulsifier, the ingredient builds formulation stability by formation of lamellar liquid crystals.
The ingredient expands Inolex's quat-free conditioning technology platform, a range of ingredients based on green chemistry. In addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the manufacturing process reportedly produces no by-products.
ProCondition Sativa is derived from refined triglyceride hemp seed oil and does not contain THC, CBD or other cannabinoids. The hemp seed oil is extracted from the cannabis plant, a sustainable feedstock that provides an alternative to traditional raw materials used for conditioning agents and emulsifiers. It is a high-yield crop that eliminates the need for pesticides, thereby contributing to soil health and encouraging biodiversity, per Inolex.
Lisa Gandolfi, VP marketing at Inolex, states: “We see the rise of consumer groups aligned with naturality, wellness and sustainability, converging on sustainably made, cannabis-derived products. ProCondition Sativa’s hemp-based cationic is ideal for brands designing CBD or hemp-based products for hair or skin care with a focus on sustainable and plant-powered materials.”