Cosmetic Ingredients

Cetpro is a range of functional ingredients exclusive to the ProTec Group.

Cetpro Actives

Cetpro® AA-FAzelaic AcidAnti-AcneAzelaic Acid has antioxidant, anti- inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It is also an anti-keratinising agent.
Cetpro® AGAscorbyl GlucosideAnti-ageingAscorbyl Glucoside is an excellent antioxidant. It can dramatically reduce the free radicals that result from UV irradiation of skin.
Cetpro® ATIPAscorbyl TetraisopalmitateAnti-ageing/skin whiteningOil soluble Vitamin C derivative that has a higher rate of penetration (because it is lipid soluble) compared to other derivatives; it also has a higher rate of conversion to Vitamin C within the dermis.
Cetpro® Copper GluconateCopper GluconateAnti-ageingCopper gluconate firms the skin by improving collagen and elastin. It revitalises skin by providing elemental or ionic copper. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory and helps modulate the inflammation process and decreases the allergic response of skin to external allergens
Cetpro® DL - MAMandelic AcidAnti-ageingAn appropriate treatment for a wide variety of skin concerns, from acne to wrinkles.
Cetpro® EAC3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic AcidSkin brighteningCetpro EAC is modified Ascorbic Acid. This increases the molecule’s stability and enhances its transport through the skin, compared to pure Vitamin C which is easily degraded.
Cetpro® FAFerulic AcidAntioxidantFerulic acid has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial activity.
Cetpro® KADKojic DipalmitateSkin whiteningIt has the ability to inhibit tyrosinase activity in synthesis of melanin and is more stable than Kojic Acid
Cetpro® L-GlutathioneGlutathioneAnti-ageingL-Glutathione acts as an antioxidant, free radical scavenger and skin whitening agent
Cetpro® LBALactobionic AcidExfoliating AgentLactobionic Acid helps prevent and reverse the appearance of photoaging, including lines and wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, enlarged pores and roughness.
Cetpro® PullulanPullulanFilm-former, skin tightener, rheology modifierFilm-former, skin tightener, rheology modifier, synergistic effect with Vitamin C.
Cetpro® RetinalRetinalAnti-ageingRetinal (also known as retinaldehyde) behaves in a similar way to the better known retinol, but it is much more stable and more effective.
Cetpro® SAPSodium Ascorbyl PhosphateAnti-ageingNeutralises skin damaging free radicals, boosts collagen production, evens skin tone and has antimicrobial benefits
Cetpro® TATranexamic AcidSkin brightenerBlocks the production of melanin in the cells, prevents melanin from
accumulating locally and dissolves the already present melanin.
Cetpro® VBEVanillyl Butyl EtherWarming agentA unique sensory agent that provides a warming effect to the skin.

Cetpro Conditioners

Cetpro® PQ - 7RCPolyquaternium-7Conditioning agent, 4 times the concentration of standard PQ-7 (36%)Perfect for use in spray on, leave in hair conditioners and is an excellent detangler and provides slip for easier wet-combing. In addition, it will add softness and shine to dry hair.
Cetpro® PQ-10Polyquaternium-10Conditioning agentImproves wet and dry combability, enhances shine.
Cetpro® PQ-11Polyquaternium-11Conditioning agentImproves wet and dry combability, good curl retention, moisturising, improves skin feel in emulsions.
Cetpro® PQ-22Polyquaternium-22Conditioning agent, enhances slipEnhances slip and lubricity, excellent pH compatibility, reduces drag and skin tightness.
Cetpro® PQ-39Polyquaternium-39Conditioning agentEnhances slip and lubricity, excellent pH compatibility, detangling properties, aids curl retention, reduces drag and skin tightness.
Cetpro® PQ-4 H100Polyquaternium-4Conditioning agent, film formerImproves wet and dry combability, anti- static, enhances gloss. Recommended for moderate to high viscosity systems.
Cetpro® PQ-4 L200Polyquaternium-4Conditioning agent, film formerImproves wet and dry combability, anti- static, enhances gloss. Recommended for low viscosity systems.

Cetpro Opacifiers

Cetpro® 301Styrene/Acrylates CopolymerOpacifierEasy to use opacifier with an excellent compatibility profile.

Cetpro Rheology Modifiers

Cetpro® Thix ASDACAqua, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Ammonium Sulphate, Sodium SulphateRheology modifier, excels at extremes of pHA water dispersion polymer which excels in the presence of AHAs and electrolytes, compatible with non-ionic surfactants, excellent clarity.
Cetpro® Thix ATCAcrylamide/Sodium Acrylate Copolymer/Mineral Oil
(Paraffinum Liquidum)/Trideceth-6
Rheology modifierVersatile rheology modifier, good compatibility with anionic, non-ionic and some cationic materials, silky skin & hair feel.
Cetpro® Thix CarbomerCarbomerRheology modifierRheology modifier, easy to disperse Carbomer technology, superior clarity versus traditional Carbomers, suspension aid, emulsion stabiliser, suitable for hydro-alcoholic gels.
Cetpro® Thix PQ-37MPolyquaternium-37/Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum)/Trideceth-6Rheology modifierActs as a multifunctional rheology modifier. Enhances the aesthetic properties
& provides thickening, conditioning, suspending & emulsion stabilization.
Cetpro® Thix SASATACSodium acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/ Acrylamide Copolymer, Ammonium Sulphate, Sodium SulphateHighly lubricious rheology modifier, excels at extreme pHA water dispersion polymer which when added to water gives a very pseudoplastic viscoelastic solution with a highly lubricious feel. It excels in the presence of AHAs and salts, where most thickening agents fail.
Cetpro® Thix SF1Acrylates CopolymerRheology modifierVersatile rheology modifier, perfect for hair & skin cleansing formulations,
excellent clarity, easy to use, ideal flow characteristics, particle suspension, synergistic thickening effects with electrolytes and surfactants.

Cetpro Sunscreens

Cetpro® DHHBDiethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl BenzoateSunscreenDHHB is the only photostable organic UVA-I absorber that covers the long wavelengths of the UVA spectrum. It has good solubility in cosmetic oils and also a unique solubility in ethanol. It is compatible with inorganic UV filters like Titanium Dioxide or Zinc Oxide