Honey has been used in cosmetics for centuries for its ability to moisturize both the skin and hair. However, natural honey is sticky in consistency making it hard and sometimes impractical to incorporate into today’s more sophisticated formulations. Modern cosmetic science has now taken honey, with all its natural goodness and purity, and changed it into a practically non-sticky powerful humectant by reacting it with a low molecular weight quaternary derivative.
This substantive honey derivative is known to the cosmetic industry as Honeyquat. Honeyquat is a wonderful water soluble moisturizer and powerful humectant that can be used in skin care and hair care products, both leave-on and rinse-off applications.