Texique® PQ37

Whether you’re producing products for skin, hair, or body care, Texique PQ37 can condition and improve viscosity all in one. It is a preservative free cationic acrylic homopolymer dispersion using naturally derived hemisqualane to deliver excellent performance as both a conditioning agent and rheology modifier.

As a conditioning and thickening polymer ideally suited for a diverse range of applications, Texique PQ37 is a great addition to any number of formulations. As well as skin and hair care, it is also excellent in sun creams and lotions as well as aqueous systems. As a stabilising and suspending agent, it opacifies and is also cold-processable without requiring neutralisation.

See below for more detail on the properties of Texique PQ37, including solid content, natural content, and pH value, as well as a list of suitable applications. For more information on our Texique range, please download our brochures below and get in touch with a member of the Scott Bader team today.

Key benefits:

  • Viscosifies and conditions all in one
  • Good emolliency and substantive in skin creams and lotions
  • Moisturising
  • Use with nonionic and cationic ingredients
  • Most effective when formulating around pH 3 – 6
  • Recommended usage 0.50% – 3%
  • Typical properties
  • Applications
  • Resources
  • Formulations
  • Regional availability and certification

Typical properties

INCI name
Polyquaternium-37, C13-15 Alkane, PEG-7 Oleate

  • Solid content – 50%
  • Natural content according to ISO16128 – 50%
  • pH – 3 – 7
  • Specific Gravity at 25°C – 1.03 g/cm3
  • Bulk viscosity as supplied – 6,000 cPs
  • Thickened deionised water – 15,000 cPs

*Deionised water thickened with 2% of Texique PQ37 as supplied. Brookfield RVT, Spindle 5, 5 rpm at 25°C.


Skin care

  • Cleansers

Hair care

  • Conditioners - rinse off
  • Conditioners - leave on


  • Cream - leave on
  • Putties / Pomade
  • Emulsion Spray

Body care

  • Lotions / Balms
  • Creams
  • Emulsion Sprays
  • Foot care
  • Specialist - (e.g. Dry skin, Anti-cellulite)

Mens grooming

  • Aftershave
  • Shaving
  • Styling - Beards



Data sheets

Texique® PQ37 Hair Conditioning Masque

Texique® Bio-Based Personal Care Additives


Download formulation sheet

Regional availability and certification

  • ISO 16128 – Natural derived
  • Halal
  • Vegan friendly


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