INCI: Polyacrylate crosspolymer
What is Polyacrylate crosspolymer?
Polyacrylate crosspolymer is a synthetic compound made from monomers of acrylic acid or methacrylic acid and alkyl acrylate. It is a fluffy, white, dry powder used in many cosmetic products.
Use & Benefits:
Polyacrylate crosspolymers are used as a thickening, emulsifying agents, film-forming, and texture enhancers in cosmetic products. When added to a product that has water as a vehicle it helps in uniform mixing of solid powder into a liquid. It also provides the necessary thickness to a liquid or semi-liquid product, which is again important for the appropriate pouring of products like shampoo/ lotion/ conditioner. It also enhances the texture of the product and gives it a smooth, glossy appearance that is acceptable in terms of customer appeal. As an emulsifier, it is used to give stability to the product. The product with oil and water-based components get separated into its components. Emulsifier stabilizes the product, prevents separation of the components, and enables even distribution of the product components when used. It forms a film on the surface of the skin/ hair/nail, which is protective as well as retains water. This particular property is useful in case of dry skin/ scalp problems. It is widely used in formulations of shampoos, conditioners, hair colors, gels, lotions, and other personal care products.