The combination of feel and performance is crucial in cosmetic formulations and cationic emulsifiers are known for imparting these qualities. Kostol TMC-25 brings the best features of cationic emulsifiers to both hair and skin care products with greater safety than previously available.

Hard Working Addition to Skin Products

Kostol TMC-25 emulsifies and thickens offering mild cationic emulsions. In skin products, the silky, non-greasy after-feel leaves a pleasant sensation. Specifically for oil-in-water systems, Kostol TMC-25 creates the luxurious feel that is the cationic emulsifier’s signature. Cationic emulsifiers offer the potential for greater moisturizing in skin care formulations. Additionally, the product adds particularly good slip making Kostol TMC-25 a beneficial addition to shaving products.

Extremely Versatile Part of Hair Formulations

Consumers’ product performance demands are becoming more sophisticated as they require products that perform well and have specific aesthetic properties In hair formulations, Kostol TMC-25 imparts the qualities that consumers want most; effective conditioning, detangling, frizz control, and anti-static benefits. Because cationic emulsions tend to have good adhesion to hair, the conditioning continues to deliver your system’s specific benefits over time. Two of our unique hair formulations provide examples of this versatility.

Citrus Hair Masque Product

(Formula: #2/20-10013/358-4)

Our Citrus Hair Masque gives hair an intense conditioning. Citrus Hair Masque feels smooth and flowing, and leaves hair soft, supple, and shiny. Kester Wax, K-24 contributes to the pleasant feel of the formula. Kostol TMC-25, the cationic emulsifier, provides a high degree of adhesion for conditioning as well as anti-static properties. Kostol TMC-25 is both sulfate-free and supplied without Isopropyl Alcohol. Orange Wax acts as an emollient, bringing the signature scent to the formula.

Ingredient Trade Name INCI Name %
Phase A
Deionized Water Aqua 70.5
Jaguar C-172 Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride 0.5
Glycerin Glycerin 5.0
Optiphen ND3 Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid 1.0
Phase B
Kostol TMC-251 Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Behentrimonium Chloride 8.0
Kester Wax K-241 Lauryl Laurate 6.0
Kester Wax K-481 Cetyl Palmitate 4.0
Orange Wax1 Citrus Aurantis (Orange) Peel Wax 1.0
Hemp Seed Oil4 Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil 4.0

Supplier information: 1. Koster Keunen, Inc.; 2. Maroon, 3. Brenntag Specialties; 4. Integrity Ingredients.

Amber Waves Waterless Hair Conditioning Bar

(Formula: #7/20-10013/10030-11)

Our Amber Waves Hair Conditioning Bar highlights the versatile formulation options in systems that take advantage of Kostol TMC-25. The sulfate-free bar combines eco-friendly, waterless conditioning with sustainable, upcycled Orange Wax. All hair types benefit from this convenient conditioning bar, with its distinctive, pleasing scent.

Ingredient Trade Name INCI Name %
Kostol TMC-251 Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Behentrimonium Chloride 85.0
Orange Wax1 Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax 3.0
Kester Wax K-82P1 C18-38 Alkyl Hydroxystearoyl Stearate 3.0
Sunflower Oil2 Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil 5.5
Turmeric Oil3 Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Oil 2.5
Vitamin E Acetate4 Tocopheryl Acetate 0.5
Eucalyptus Oil3 Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil 0.5

Supplier information: 1. Koster Keunen, Inc.;

Safety Benefits of Kostol TMC-25

Koster Keunen’s Kostol TMC-25 is a step up in safety. Through a proprietary process, we remove volatile compounds that are commonly associated with cationic emulsifiers. In our studies, Kostol TMC-25 can be used successfully to replace other, more volatile cationic emulsifiers at a 1:1 ratio, while providing better safety in both the laboratory and in production. Kostol TMC-25 also conforms to INCI nomenclature requirements, adding label clarity as your products enter worldwide markets with various national standards.

A signature feature of cationic emulsifiers is their ability to improve adhesion to hair and skin. This allows for the creation of formulations that perform well in both wash off and leave-in applications. Kostol TMC-25 is just another way our research and development provides new ingredient options for your hair and skin formulations. If you have any questions for your own products, please let us know.

About Koster Keunen

Koster Keunen has been working with wax since 1852 and has used our extensive experience and knowledge base to continuously develop new chemistries. Whether you are developing a new product, or need help with a reformulation or replacement, contact us to learn more about how we source, refine or develop waxes so you can create the perfect formula.