FSS Vegan Keratin SF

FSS Vegan Keratin SF offers a biomimetic and vegan alternative to hydrolyzed keratin protein.

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FSS Vegan Keratin SF

Background: Chickpea, lentil, and quinoa are superfoods plentiful in nature and provide an easily accessible path to mimic the amino acid composition of hydrolyzed animal keratin. Chickpeas and lentils are old world pulses in the legume family and have traditionally been incorporated into many culinary creations. Lentils and chickpeas are sources of high quality protein, rich in amino acids such as arginine, aspartic and glutamic acids, and leucine.3,4 Quinoa, also known as ‘the mother grain’, is best known as a food ingredient and offers a complete amino acid profile– the highest level of protein of all grains.5 Quinoa contains an amino acid profile rich in lysine, methionine, and cysteine.5 The use of plant based protein as source for cosmetic innovation satisfies the growing consumer demand for vegan beauty and ingredient transparency.



FSS Vegan Keratin SF offers a biomimetic and vegan alternative to hydrolyzed keratin protein. The selective combination of quinoa, lentil, and chickpea peptides provides a plant-based, non-GMO, gluten-free functional equivalent to water soluble  hydrolyzed keratin. FSS Vegan Keratin SF effectively increases hair hydration and smooths hair to reduce frizz. Perfect for emulsions, shampoos, conditioners and sprays, FSS Vegan Keratin SF allows brands to capture eco-conscious beauty without compromise.


Increases Hair Hydration

Reduces Hair Frizz

Improves Wet and Dry Combability


INCI Nomenclature: Water & Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Seed Extract & Hydrolyzed Cicer Seed Extract & Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract
Appearance: Clear to Sligly Hazy Liquid  - Color (Gardner) 12
Suggested Use Levels: 1-10% 
Suggested Applications: Conditioning, Hydrating, Vegan, Alternative to Hydrolyzed Keratin, Haircare 
pH (Direct): 6.0-8.0 
Formulating Guidelines: Add to the aqueous or cooling phase of your formulation. 
**Note: Product may change appearance if exposed to cold temperatures during shipment or storage. If this happens, please gently warm to 45-50°C and mix until normal appearance is restored.
Storage: Protected from direct light and humidity at a temperature of 50°-77°F (10°-25°C)
Shelf life: 12 months from the date of manufacture.
This product should be added to a formulation at the recommended usage rate.
All products sold are cosmetic grade; External Use Only; Cosmetic & Personal Care Formulations Only.


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2. Mintel. “How Will Veganism Develop around the World in 2020?” 10 Jan. 2020.

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properties of lentil protein isolate. Legume Science. 2019; 1:e10.

5. The Chenopodium. Grains of the Andes: Inca Crops for Modern Agriculture. 1994. J.C. Risi and N.W. Galwey, In: Advances in Applied Biology V. 10, T.H. Coaker

(ed.), pp. 145-216. Academic Press, London.

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microbeam SAXS. J Strut Biol. 2006;155(3):438–444. doi: 10.1016/j.jsb.2006.04.008.

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microbial keratinases: effect on hair fiber. BMC biotechnology, 13, 15.

Our products are for cosmetic and personal care formulations only; External Use Only. We recommend working with a chemist or a formulator if you’re not advanced in formulating.

Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure, or prevent disease.


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