Product Overview

Colonial Chemical has been conducting research and development efforts toward the invention of new and improved humectants, useful as non-occlusive moisturizers for personal care products.

There are a number of humectants in the marketplace that attract moisture at high humidity levels, but a need has long existed for enhanced performance under severely dry, low humidity conditions.

Colonial Chemical now offers ColaMoist 200, a highly ionized water-soluble compound that enhances water-bounding structures. It is highly hygroscopic at all humidities, attracting and binding water extremely effectively, and provides a higher humidity protective gradient on both skin and hair, to enhance moisturization. It functions as an osmoregulator to prevent dehydration. Its powerful hydrating properties limit water evaporation and serve to retain moisture. Its performance benefits are due both strong ionic binding and hydrogen bonding within the hydrated deposited humectant film matrix.

ColaMoist represents a new development in humectants and moisturizers for skin care products. It is safe and non-irritating and can be easily formulated into a wide array of cosmetic rinse off products, such as shampoos, conditioners and body washes. It will keep the skin moist, without leaving a tacky feeling. It can also find use in hair care, conditioners and body washes.

ColaMoist 200 has stronger hydrating power than that of glycerin. It is non-greasy, water soluble, non-staining, does not clog pores, does not interfere with normal skin respiration and will not cause drag on product rub-out. ColaMoist 200 is an important functional ingredient with many desired properties for the formulator.


INCI: Hydroxypropyl Bis-Hydroxyethyldimonium Chloride


TSCA (US), Canada (NDSL)

CAS #: 110528-94-4