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alkyl acrylate crosspolymer

  • Stabilizes emulsions  (especially oil in water emulsions)
  • Viscosity Increasing Agent – Aqueous (Makes watery stuff more viscous)
  • Viscosity Increasing Agent -Nonaqueous (Makes non-watery stuff more viscous)
  • Film-forming

Properties are similar to a carbomer; considered the second-generation of carbomers with better waterproofing capabilities.

It basically makes it possible for a product to release the oils in it immediately when rubbing the product into the skin. Used in moisturizer emulsions and creams, waterproof sunscreens, and fragrance emulsions.

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