H Care® STA is an amphoteric surfactant that is useful in personal care products as a viscosity builder, hair conditioning agent, foam booster, and antistatic emulsifier. It is non-yellowing. It can be used in personal care products, cosmetics, and hair conditioners.

INCI Name: Sodium Stearoamphoacetate

Functions: Anti-Static Agent, Conditioner, Emulsifier, Foam Booster, Surfactant, Surfactant (Amphoteric), Thickener, Viscosity Modifier

Benefit Claims: Emulsifying, Foam Enhancement, Hair Conditioning, Reduces Yellowing, Static Reduction, Viscosity Boosting

Synonyms: Glycine, N -2-hydroxyethyl- N -2-stearamidoethyl-, Sodium Salt

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Applications & Uses

Application Format
Hair Care Applications


Physical Form
Yellow to tan paste
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Solids Content25.0 - 27.0%-
pH (at 10% 50:50 IPA:H₂O)5.1 - 6.1--
Sodium Chloride4.8 - 5.8%-

Regulatory & Compliance

Packaging & Availability

Storage & Handling

Storage Information

Store in a cool, well-ventilated place, out of direct sunlight. Keep container tightly closed. Store locked up. Store away from incompatible materials. Store in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.