Merquat™ 3940 polymer

Cleansing Hair-Care Skin-Care
China Compliant -Formerly CFDA

High solids, non-paraben, conditioning agent to reduce irritation from surfactants

Merquat™ 3940 polymer is a high solids, non-paraben, ampholytic terpolymer that is compatible with anionic and amphoteric surfactants. The polymer is ideally suited for liquid cleansing products. In skin care formulations, it provides silky skin feel and moisturization. In hair care formulations, it provides excellent wet and dry combing properties.

Function: <a href='/Personal-Care/Products/Product-Finder?ingredientType=Functional&functions=Conditioner'>Conditioner</a>&nbsp;/&nbsp;<a href='/Personal-Care/Products/Product-Finder?ingredientType=Functional&functions=Sensory Modifier'>Sensory Modifier</a>

INCI Name: Polyquaternium-39

Recommended Use level: ​Recommended use level is 0.25 to 1.0 wt% as supplied

  • Compatible with most anionic and amphoteric surfactants
  • Contributes lubricity which can help make skin care products easier to apply
  • Helps hold curls without flaking
  • Imparts a smooth, velvety feel
  • Imparts excellent dry combability
  • Improves the wet feel of hair
  • Liquid cleansing products acquire richer, thicker foam with improved stability
  • Provides excellent moisturization in skin care products
  • Reduces irritation from liquid skin cleansing products
  • Reduces tightness after drying skin