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ANDEAN Q ULTRA is the preserved purified natural extract of the Chilean Soap Bark Tree (Quillaja saponaria Bark Extract or Quillaja saponaria Wood Extract).

ANDEAN Q Ultra

ANDEAN Q ULTRA is the preserved purified natural extract of the Chilean Soap Bark Tree (Quillaja saponaria Bark Extract or Quillaja saponaria Wood Extract).
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Features & Benefits

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Origin
Plant Origin
Product Highlights
  • Non-allergenic
  • Mild to sensitive skin
  • Food grade (GRAS)
  • Regulates Sebum
  • Reduces pH
  • Vegan

Suitable for:

  • All skin types
  • Sensitive skin
  • Irritated Skin
  • Baby Care Products
  • Sun Care Products

Applications & Uses

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Baby Care Applications
Color Cosmetic Applications
Oral Care Applications
Treatment Products
Recommended Uses & Known Applications

As an Active Ingredient:

  • Anti-irritant
  • Anti-microbial
  • Immuno-stimulant

As a Functional Ingredient:

  • Foaming Agent
  • Cleanser
  • Dispersing Agent
  • Co-emulsifier

Properties

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Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Additives (Ascorbic acid content)max. 1.0% w/w
Additives (Citric acid content)max. 1.0% w/w
Color (Absorbance10 Brix diluted filtered sample, 520nm)max. 0.700
Concentration (at 20⁰C)21.0 ± 2.0°BrixRefractometer Analysis
Concentration (Purified quillaja extract solid content)min. 18.0% w/w
Concentration (Triterpenic saponins content)14.5 ± 1.5% w/wRP-UPLC Analysis
Loss on Drying80.0 ± 2.0% w/w
pH3.70-4.20
Preservatives (Sodium benzoate)max. 0.1% w/w
Microbiological Values
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Aerobic Plate Countmax. 1000CFU/g
Moldmax. 100CFU/g
Yeastmax. 100CFU/g
Physical Form
Liquid
Color
Light Brown
Appearance
Light Brown Liquid
Foaming Capabilities & Compatibility
  • There has been a desire to replace or reduce the use of traditional synthetic surfactants such as Sodium Laurel Sulphate (SLES) due to the increasing awareness of its potential harmful effects and to use plant-based ingredients instead
  • Purified Quillaja when used alone foams less than high-foaming surfactants, a common feature of mild surfactants. However, a blend with coco-glucoside (CG) using a ratio of 80:20 has a better foaming power than a blend prepared with SLES
  • Compatible with Natural and Synthetic Polymers, Pigments & Powders (useful for preparing foundations)
  • Interacts well with mineral salts and organic thickeners
  • Produces small, homogeneous bubbles.

Regulatory & Compliance

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Certifications & Compliance
Regulatory Status
FDA Compliant
Certifications
JECFA

Technical Details & Test Data

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Effects of Quillaja on Skin
  • Skin is less greasy and less shiny
  • Washes away skin impurities
  • Product is mild on skin
  • Skin is less sensitive
  • Reduces sebum
  • Pores are less evident
  • No known adverse reactions
  • Cleansing of the skin with traditional surfactant molecules always has a double-sided effect. While removing the excess sebum, the risks of irritating the skin thus stimulating further sebum production is probable.
  • Residual surfactant trapped on the skin can worsen long-term irritation and increase discomfort.

Packaging & Availability

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Regional Availability

Storage & Handling

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Shelf Life
2 years

Documents (3)

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Type
ANDEAN Q ULTRA Technical Data Sheet
Technical Data Sheet
ANDEAN Q Ultra Safety Data Sheet
Safety Data Sheet
100% Pure Quillaja & Yucca Extracts Brochure
Brochure