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INCI: Polyacrylamide

What is Polyacrylamide?

Polyacrylamide is a polymer formed from acrylamide monomers. It occurs in two forms, namely straight-chained polymer and branched-chain polymer. It is a synthetically produced compound available as a white solid (beads or powder), an aqueous solution, or as an emulsion. It is a non-ionic, water-soluble biocompatible polymer used in a wide range of cosmetic products.

Use & Benefits:

Polyacrylamide functions as a thickener or suspending agent in cosmetic products. On drying, it forms a thin coating on skin, hair, or nails. In a product, it helps the ingredients to bind together in its compressed tablet or cake form. When in any formulation a solid has to mix with liquid, polyacrylamide makes it easier to suspend solid particles evenly. It is especially important in case of suspensions like nail polish, lip gloss to name a few. It also helps in keeping the cosmetic product on the skin even after coming in contact with water, like sunscreens, so it produces a water-resistant and protective film on the surface. This protective film is an added advantage in case of any formulation.  In hair care products, it forms a thin coating on hair and helps it to retain its styling for a longer period by reducing the absorption of water. It is used in formulations of skin cleansers, moisturizers, sun care, hair care, and skincare products.


How to create your own Personalized Skincare with Lesielle?

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Step 1: Select a nourishing base compatible with your skin, and your desired moisturization level

Step 2: Complete your treatment with up to four active ingredients for consistent and occasional use.

Step 3: Insert your base and up to four actives ingredients into your Lesielle device to produce a fresh single dose of face cream on demand when you need it.

Complete your routine with a cleanser and other complimentary products and accessories.


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