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Is tallow trimonium chloride vegan?

Tallow trimonium chloride is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is tallow trimonium chloride?

Tallow trimonium chloride is a versatile and commonly used ingredient in the cosmetic and personal care industry. It is derived from tallow, a rendered form of beef or sheep fat, and is often used as a conditioning agent in hair and skincare products. Tallow trimonium chloride has a positive charge that allows it to bind to negatively charged surfaces, like hair and skin, improving their texture and appearance. Its emulsifying properties also help to stabilize formulas, making it a useful ingredient in lotions, shampoos, and conditioners. Despite being derived from animal fat, tallow trimonium chloride is considered safe for use in personal care products and is widely used in the industry.

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