What are conditioning agents in cosmetics, and how do they affect the final formula?
Cosmetic conditioning agents are a group of raw materials that can improve the appearance or quality of your hair or skin after application. In other words, when you wash your hair or skin, the surfactants clean them but also cause dryness, so adding a conditioning agent to your product makes the formula gentleand kind to your scalp
Several compounds like emollients, oils, silicones and even polymers can act as conditioning agents. The critical point for a conditioner is that it should not build up on your hair or skin after usage.