ProLipid™ 161 lamellar gel INCI Name: Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Behenyl Alcohol (and) Hydroxyethyl Cetearamidopropyldimonium Chloride

ProLipid 161 lamellar gel is a structurizing ingredient composed of vegetal-based amphiphilic compounds that enhances formulation texture and stability. The cetearyl and behenyl alcohols function as an emulsion stabilizer, binder, viscosity-increasing agent and opacifying agent. The hydroxyethyl cetearamidopropyldimonium chloride is the quaternary compound providing antistatic properties and super-conditioning benefits.

ProLipid 161 lamellar gel has superior conditioning benefits in both leave-on and rinse-off products. It is suitable for treatment applications targeting damaged and chemically treated hair. In rinse-out applications, it delivers a soft feel and allows for effortless wet and dry combing.

Application Information




Hair Care

Used in conditioners, hair colorants, hair relaxers, hair treatments, mousses, novel stylers, permanent wave solutions, shampoos, and styling creams/lotions.

  • Provides moisturization and conditioning to hair
  • Ease of wet and dry combing
  • Makes hair feels soft and smooth
  • Binder
  • Thickener
  • Opacifying agent
  • Anti-static
  • Substantive over a broad pH range

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Formulations and Solution Properties


Available as white to cream colored flakes

Recommended use levels:

For conditioning: 1.67-6.67 percent by weight
As a structuring agent: 4.0-6.0 percent by weight


ProLipid 161 lamellar gel chemistry
ProLipid 161 lamellar gel chemistry

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Product Types or Functions

Personal Care
Hair Care