Hydrolyzed Jojoba Protein, hydrolyzed proteins, hair care

Hydrolyzed proteins are proteins that underwent the process of hydrolysis.

In general, whole proteins are rather big molecules that cannot be assimilated by the body without intermediate steps. The complex protein molecules must be split into smaller fractions to become usable in form of free amino acids or dipeptides and tripeptides. The reduction to amino acids and peptides happens in the digestive tract. The degradation of the proteins is prerequisite to their passage through the transport channels in the intestinal wall to get into the blood circulation and reach the destinations in the muscular cells and organs.

Therefore the big proteins are split by hydrolysis. The term describes the reduction on the base of the reaction with water. In a simplified way, hydrolysis can be explained as a labour-saving process that relieves the organism of the work to split the big proteins into smaller peptides, the dipeptides and tripeptides.

The advantage of hydrolyzed proteins is that they do not demand much digestive effort from the body to get into the circulation quickly and directly.

Hydrolyzed proteins are popular in sports or sports medicine. The contained “free” amino acids are easy to absorb by the body. Athletes and bodybuilders like to use the benefit of the accelerated nutrient supply to the muscle tissue. Also in cosmetics hydrolyzed proteins are gaining ground. The reason is obvious.

 

Hydrolyzed proteins in hair care products

Hydrolyzed rice or wheat proteins are popular and proven ingredients in natural cosmetics shampoos. They prevent the hairs from becoming electrically charged during brushing, combing, or styling. Hydrolyzed wheat proteins in shampoos have the qualities of conditioners: they strengthen the hair and improve its vitality and volume.

They enhance hair’s suppleness and help to repair the hair fiber.

Moreover, hydrolyzed proteins are absolutely vegan and water-soluble.

Their signature effect is that they make the hair more resistant and therefore better protected against damages by external aggressions. Large-molecular proteins with their intact structure cannot penetrate into the hair; they only cover the surface with a microscopically fine and externally smoothing protective film. Compared with them, hydrolyzed proteins (with their tiny molecules) penetrate into the hair without any problems.  Thanks to their ultra-tiny size, amino acids are perfectly capable of restoring the hair, fortifying its structure and even accelerating hair growth. In addition to shampoos containing hydrolyzed proteins, hair oils and hair treatments with this ingredient are recommendable. Immediately after absorption into the inner hair layers, hydrolyzed proteins start their repairing and restoring actions to which the hair usually responds rapidly with a healthier appearance and a perceptible increase in strength. Hydrolyzed proteins are suitable for all hair types, whether dry, oily, fine or brittle.

 

Hydrolyzed proteins in skincare products

Hydrolyzed proteins help to boost circulation and skin elasticity. They strengthen skin’s natural protection barrier to reduce or minimize moisture loss. They help to promote healing, regulate keratinization, hold moisture and enhance firmness.

They are ideal for mature, dull or damaged skin and skin with poor circulation.

 

Hydrolyzed proteins in the cosmetics regulation

Hydrolyzed wheat proteins had been suspected of causing contact allergies in sensitive persons. The EU commission therefore added new stipulations to the cosmetics regulation in 2017. The content of potentially allergenic proteins was limited. The EU regulation 2017/2228 demands that the medium molecular mass of peptides in hydrolyzed wheat proteins used in cosmetic preparations should be restricted to a maximum of 3.5 kDa (kilodalton). The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) in a revised statement evaluated the use of hydrolyzed wheat proteins in cosmetic products to be safe provided the maximum of 3.5 kDa is not exceeded.

The restriction had been discussed already some years in advance, so the cosmetics industry had sufficient time to adjust to the new regulations on hydrolyzed proteins.

 

Portrait: Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein

INCI: Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein

CAS number: 70084-87-6

EINECS number: 305-225-0

Use: skincare and hair care: creams, lotions, shampoos, conditioners

Properties: Increases sun protection against free radicals. Approved for certified natural cosmetics

Components: rich in natural vitamin E, highly concentrated in amino acids proline und glutamine

 

Portrait: Hydrolyzed Oat Protein

INCI: Hydrolyzed Oat Protein

CAS number: 151661-87-9

Properties: makes skin soft to touch, increases hairs’ smoothness, prevents static charge of hairs

Components: eight essential amino acids, high biological value

 

Portrait: Hydrolyzed Pea Protein

INCI: Hydrolyzed Pea Protein

CAS number: 222400-29-5

Properties: imparts to hair strength and shine, helps to keep hair hydrated, prevents hair breakage; nourishing, antioxidant, voluminizing, conditioning and firming qualities

Components: essential amino acids, among others

 

Portrait: Hydrolyzed Rice Protein

INCI: Hydrolyzed Rice Protein

CAS number: 156715-40-1

Properties: prevents static charge of hairs; hair conditioning, skincare

 

Hydrolyzed Cottonseed Protein

INCI: Hydrolyzed Cottonseed Protein

 

Jojoba Protein

INCI: Hydrolyzed Jojoba Protein

CAS number: 100684-35-3

EINECS number: 309-708-7

Properties: hair and skin conditioning

 

Yeast Protein

INCI: Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein

CAS number: 100684-36-4

EINECS number: 309-709-2

Use: antistatic hair care, hair treatment, improves skin hydration

 

We like to use these hydrolyzed proteins in hair care and skincare:

HandelsnameINCIHerstellerBemerkung  
Hydrolyzed Wheat ProteinHydrolyzed Wheat ProteinSpec-Chem Industry Inc
Wheat Tein HS NPNFHydrolyzed Wheat ProteinTri-K Industries
Wheat Tein W NPNFHydrolyzed Wheat Protein + Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) StarchTri-K Industries
Promois WGHydrolyzed Wheat Protein + AquaSeiwa Kasei
PANTROFINA HVPWater + Hydrolyzed Wheat ProteinRes Pharma Industriale
Wheat Tein NPNFHydrolyzed Wheat ProteinTri-K Industries
Gluadin W 40 BPHydrolyzed Wheat ProteinBASF
Gluadin WQT PHydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat ProteinBASF
Gluadin WPHydrolyzed Wheat Gluten + Hydrolyzed Wheat ProteinBASF
Promois WG-CAQCocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein + AquaBASF
Granosol 100Hydrolyzed Wheat ProteinNCD Ingredients GmbH
Wheat Quat L NPNFLaurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat ProteinTri-K Industries
Cropeptide W SolutionAqua + Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein + Hydrolyzed Wheat StarchCroda
Hydrotriticum WQ PEAqua + Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat ProteinCroda
Granosol 100Hydrolyzed Wheat ProteinVariati SPA
Promois WG-SPHydrolyzed Wheat ProteinSeiwa Kasei
Promois WG-QHydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein + AquaSeiwa Kasei
Gluadin WLM BenzHydrolyzed Wheat ProteinBASF
Mackpro Plus Wheat-CCocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat ProteinSolway Novecare
Wheat Quat C NPNFCocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat ProteinTri-K Industries
Chemyprotein WheatHydrolyzed Wheat GlutenChemyunion
iProt CerealsHydrolyzed Wheat Protein + Hydrolyzed Soy Protein + Avena Sativa (Oat) Meal Extract Cosphatech
Hidrahair ProgressWater + Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein + Hydrolyzed Rhodophyceae Extract + Sodium StearateChemyunion
VoluminisEthyltrimonium Chloride Methacrylate/Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein CopolymerCroda
SABOSOL GRNSodium Coco-Glucoside Tartrate + Cocamidopropyl Betaine + Sodium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat ProteinSABO S.p.A
Renaissance PowderHydrolyzed Wheat Protein + Palmitoyl Decapeptide-21 + Decapeptide-22 + Oligopeptide-78 + Zinc Palmitoyl Nonapeptide-14Infinitec
Renaisance Solution (PF)Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein + Palmitoyl Decapeptide-21 + Decapeptide-22 + Oligopeptide-78 + Zinc Palmitoyl Nonapeptide-14Infinitec
Cerealmilk Premium SPHydrolyzed Wheat Protein + Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Protein + Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Protein + Sodium Stearate + Sodium ChlorideChemyunion
Hidrahair DNAWater + Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten Extract + Hydrolyzed Soy Protein Extract + Hydrolyzed DNAChemyunion
Wheat Gluten SAqua + Hydrolyzed Wheat GlutenProvital Group
HYDROVEG RnpAqua + Sodium PCA + Diglycerin + Urea + Hydrolyzed Rice Protein + Sorbitol + Lysine + PCA + Allantoin + Lactic AcidVariati SPA
Actopontine YST biofunctionalWater + Glycerin + Hydrolyzed Yeast ProteinAshland
Water + Glycerin + Hydrolyzed Yeast ProteinWater + Glycerin + Hydrolyzed Yeast ProteinAshland
DynagenAqua + Glycerin + Hydrolyzed Yeast ProteinAshland
RelipidiumHydrolyzed Yeast Protein + Butylene Glycol + Pentylene GlycolBASF
Telosense BiofunctionalAqua + Glycerin + Hydrolyzed Soy Protein + Hydrolyzed Yeast ProteinAshland
Asebiol LS 9853Aqua + Pyridoxine HCl + Niacinamide + Glycerin + Panthenol + Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein + Threonine + Allantoin + BiotinBASF
SENSIBIOPRO RCocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil + Stearic Acid + Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein + Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride + Propanediol + Tocopheryl Acetate + Gamma-DocosalactoneSensient Cosmetic Technologies
Biophytex LS 9832Aqua + Butylene Glycol + Panthenol + Escin + Glycerin + Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract + Ammonium Glycyrrhizate + Centella Asiatica Extract + Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein + Calendula Officinalis Flower ExtraBASF
EMortalPropanediol + Aqua + Phytosterols + Lecithin + Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil + Squalane + Hydrolyzed Pea Protein + Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter + Ceramide NPBioSpectrum
Jojoba Pro-HPHydrolyzed Jojoba ProteinLipoVantage
ProleviumAqua + Hydrolyzed Cottonseed ProteinCroda
Rice Tein NPNFHydrolyzed Rice ProteinTri-K Industries
Promois WRHydrolyzed Rice Protein + AquaSeiwa Kasei
PROARROZ SPHydrolyzed Rice ProteinAqia
Vari Rice 100Hydrolyzed Rice ProteinNCD
Promois WR-SPHydrolyzed Rice ProteinSeiwa Kasei
Mackpro Plus Rice-CCocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Rice ProteinSolvay Novecare
Aqua + Glycerin + Hydrolyzed Rice ProteinAqua + Glycerin + Hydrolyzed Rice ProteinAshland
Water + Glycerin + Hydrolyzed Rice ProteinWater + Glycerin + Hydrolyzed Rice ProteinAshland
Survixyl RZWater + Glycerin + Hydrolyzed Rice ProteinAshland
Vegetamide 18MEA-RCetearamidoethyl Diethonium Hydrolyzed Rice Protein + Glycerin + AquaSeiwa Kasei
Vari Rice 100Hydrolyzed Rice Bran ProteinVariati SPA
ColorholdWater + Sodium Carrageenan + Hydrolyzed Rice ProteinAssessa
REGU -AGE PFGlycine Soja (Soybean) Protein + Hydrolyzed Rice Protein + Superoxide DismutaseDSM
Filcortex VegWater + Kappaphycus Alvarezii Extract + Laminaria Saccharina Extract + Hydrolyzed Rice Protein + Hydrolyzed Soy Protein + GlycineAssessa
Fision WrinkleFixWater + Hydrolyzed Rice Protein + Hydrolyzed Pea Protein + Glycine + Proline + Hydrolyzed Sodium HyaluronateTri-K Industries
Renaissance GF PowderHydrolyzed Rice Protein + Palmitoyl Decapeptide-21 + Decapeptide-22 + Oligopeptide-78 + Zinc Palmitoyl Nonapeptide-14Infinitec
OKINACEAAqua + Caulerpa Lentillifera Extract + Hydrolyzed Rice Bran ProteinGelyma
HYDROVEG RnpAqua + Sodium PCA + Diglycerin + Urea + Hydrolyzed Rice Protein + Sorbitol + Lysine + PCA + Allantoin + Lactic AcidVariati SPA
Hydroveg VVAqua + Sodium PCA + Diglycerin + Urea + Hydrolyzed Rice Protein + Sorbitol + Lysine + PCA + Allantoin + Lactic AcidVariati SPA
Hydroveg RnpAqua + Sodium PCA + Diglycerin + Urea + Hydrolyzed Rice Protein + Sorbitol + Lysine + PCA + Allantoin + Lactic AcidNCD
AvogeliaPersea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil + Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride + Aqua + Glycerin + Potassium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Rice Protein + Sodium Cocoyl Amino Acids + Tocopheryl AcetateVariati SPA
Hydroveg VVAqua + Sodium PCA + Diglycerin + Urea + Hydrolyzed Rice Protein + Sorbitol + Lysine + PCA + Allantoin + Lactic AcidNCD
Hydroveg RAqua + Sodium PCA + Diglycerin + Urea + Hydrolyzed Rice Protein + Sorbitol + Lysine + PCA + Allantoin + Lactic AcidNCD
Fision Hair PFWater + Hydrolyzed Rice Protein + Butylene Glycol + Panthenol + Panthenyl Hydroxypropyl Steardimonium Chloride + Arctium Lappa Root Extract + Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract + Trigonella Foenum-Graecum Seed ExtractTri-K Industries
AvogeliaPersea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil + Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride + Aqua + Glycerin + Potassium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Rice Protein + Sodium Cocoyl Amino Acids + Tocopheryl Acetate + Citric AcidNCD
LIPOMOIST 2036 molecular film PCEBAqua + Xanthan Gum + Pectin + Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein + Serine + Arginine + ProlineLipotec
Unichondrin ATPButylene Glycol + Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein + Adenosine Triphosphate + Sodium Chondroitin SulfateGivaudan Active Beauty
Unipertan VEG-2002Butylene Glycol + Acetyl Tyrosine + Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein + Adenosine Triphosphate + RiboflavinGivaudan Active Beauty
Unipertan VEG-24Butylene Glycol + Acetyl Tyrosine + Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein + Adenosine Triphosphate + RiboflavinGivaudan Active Beauty
Unipertan Veg-242Butylene Glycol + Acetyl Tyrosine + Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein + Adenosine Triphosphate + RiboflavinGivaudan Active Beauty
Unirepair T-43Butylene Glycol + Acetyl Tyrosine + Proline + Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein + Adenosine TriphosphateGivaudan Active Beauty
Hydrolyzed OatAqua + Hydrolyzed Oat ProteinProvital Group
AVENOSOLHydrolyzed Oat ProteinVariati SPA
AvenosolHydrolyzed Oat ProteinNCD
Uniprosyn PS-18Butylene Glycol + Hydrolyzed Oat Protein + Niacinamide + Adenosine TriphosphateGivaudan Active Beauty
Fision ActiveWhiteWater + Hydrolyzed Oat Protein + 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid + Alpha-ArbutinTri-K Industries
iProt CerealsHydrolyzed Wheat Protein + Hydrolyzed Soy Protein + Avena Sativa (Oat) Meal ExtractCosphatech
AVOGELIA NFPersea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil + Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride + Aqua + Glycerin + Potassium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Oat Protein + Sodium Cocoyl Amino AcidsVariati SPA
Cerealmilk Premium SPHydrolyzed Wheat Protein + Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Protein + Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Protein + Sodium Stearate + Sodium ChlorideChemyunion

 

Hydrolyzed proteins: effective ingredients

In cosmetics it is the same as in the body: proteins can be assimilated in the best possible way only after they have been undergone hydrolysis. It is prerequisite to their deep penetration into skin where they unfold their effects. That explains why hydrolyzed proteins are a top choice for superior products in hair care and skincare.