UCARE™ Extreme Polymer

UCARE™ Extreme Polymer is a bio-derived and biodegradable cationic cellulosic polymer that can be used as principal conditioning agent or in combination with other conditioning ingredients in conditioners, leave-on products and shampoos.


  • Provides equivalent hair conditioning to some silicones
  • Enhances dry and wet hair combing especially on damaged hair
  • Restores hair hydrophobicity
  • Reduces hair breakage
  • Improves hair alignment and manageability
  • Enhances silicone deposition on hair especially on damaged hair
  • Provides soft styling benefit (ie. curl retention) in leave-on formulations
  • Ease of formulation – no emulsification needed
  • Enables clear products
  • Acts as rheology modifier
  • Helps increase natural content of formulation
  • Non-GMO
  • Biodegradable
  • Global regulatory compliance


  • INCI Name: Polyquaternium-10
  • Ionic Character: Cationic
  • Appearance: White powder
  • Viscosity (1% aq.) cPs 3000–7000
  • Volatiles wt% < 6
  • Nitrogen wt% 1.50–2.20
  • Particle size, 20 mesh < 841 micron % 95–100
  • Ash wt% < 4
  • Biodegradability Inherent primary biodegradability with pre-adaptation according to OECD test(s) guidelines (reaches > 20% biodegradation in OECD test(s))


  • Rinse-off conditioners
  • Leave-on conditioners
  • Shampoos
  • Styling products

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Product UCARE™ Extreme Polymer

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