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known as Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6

source synthetic

function thickener, stabilizer

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Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6

Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6 is a skin-friendly synthetic polymer that functions to protect skin’s surface, thicken product consistency, and help keep formulas stable.

Polyacrylate crosspolymers work by gelling the water in a product to help suspend particles and oil droplets. Unlike natural polymers (i.e. xanthan gum), there is no slimy, stringy effect and they don’t add to the microbial burden. Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6 can stabalise a high percentage of active ingredients where other thickeners would fail. With its aptitude in particle suspension it can optimise delivery of those actives as well. It provides a smooth, bouncy, pleasant texture and forms a light layer over the skin’s surface to protect and lock in moisture.

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