Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer

A synthetic ingredient that is used to thicken water and alcohol. It results in a more lightweight formula and is commonly found in gel products.
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Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer

Overview

Acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer is a specialized ingredient with several uses.

The primary function of this ingredient is as a viscosity controlling agent in water-based products, in which it thickens water and alcohol systems. This viscosity controlling capability helps produce gel products. These gel systems are excellent for suspending other ingredients that are not necessarily soluble in the water system, such as pigments or exfoliants.

In addition, this thickening capability can help stabilize emulsions, such as lotions and serums. Due to its polymeric nature, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer also serves as a film former. The polymer character of this ingredient means it forms large networks made up of many repeating subunits, and this serves many purposes. These purposes range from thickening the product to forming films and stabilizing emulsions.

The addition of this ingredient can also impact the sensorial profile of the products. Normally, the water-based products containing this ingredient are lightweight and feature a cooling affect, as well as very high spreadability.

Acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer is supplied as a white powder that can be added to the water phase of various products.