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INCI: Sodium carbomer

What is Sodium carbomer?

Sodium carbomer is a synthetic polymer that has been pre-neutralized and can be used to thicken, suspend, and stabilize cosmetic formulations. Carbomers are commonly used to modify the viscosity of cosmetic preparations since they require relatively low concentrations. They dry rapidly and do not form a film. Sodium carbomer is basically a polymer made from acrylic acid and polyalkenyl polyethers. It is a white, fluffy powder, soluble in water. It is used at a level of 0.1-0.5%, depending on the intended use of the product. It has various uses, such as in fragrances, bandages, wound dressings, etc.

Use & Benefits:

Emulsifier: Sodium carbomer functions as an emulsifier in cosmetic and personal care products, giving stability to the product. The product with oil and water-based components gets separated into its components. The emulsifier stabilizes the product, prevents separation of the components, and enables even distribution of the product components when used.

Viscosity controlling: Sodium carbomer controls the viscosity of the product in which it is used. It is used in the formulations of creams, lotions, gels, and other skin and hair care products.

Gel forming agent: When placed in water, sodium carbomer absorbs moisture and swells to many times its original volume. It thickens the product by its gel-forming property.

Overall, sodium carbomer has a wide range of applications in the cosmetic industry and is used to enhance the texture, stability, and performance of personal care products.

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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.

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