Aquaflex™ XL-30 polymer INCI Name: Polyimide-1
Aquaflex XL-30 polymer, a isobutylene/dimethylaminopropyl maleimide/ethoxylated maleimide/maleic acid copolymer, is an amphoteric polymer with unique film properties that has demonstrated benefit in curling, volume boosting and durable hold on hair, and tightening on skin. In addition, in hair care, when used with typical thickeners, Aquaflex XL-30 polymer provides synergistic high-humidity curl retention.
Used in non-aerosol styling sprays, gels, mousses, hair treatments, shampoos, conditioners, and novel stylers.
- Volume and root boost
- Flexibility gives style memory
- Durable hold
- Dry films on hair are smooth
Used in body care, color cosmetics, and facial care applications.
- Skin tightening
- Eyelash curling
- Volumizing effects
Formulations and Solution Properties
Supplied as a 30 percent aqueous solution
Recommended use level for hair care applications: 0.25-4.0 percent solids
Aquaflex XL-30 polymer chemistry