Acrylates copolymer is a polymeric ingredient that serves a variety of functions.
One of the main mechanisms of action for this ingredient is in its polymeric nature, which allows it to create large networks throughout the skincare product.
As a result, it serves as a binding agent to help prevent the other ingredients from separating and as a film forming ingredient that helps protect the other ingredients from being rinsed away too easily with water.
In addition, this ingredient can function as an adhesive and an antistatic agent, by reducing the static electricity buildup on the skin.
Supplied as a white crystalline powder, when this ingredient is dissolved in water, it gives an emollient feel to the product, including a silky after feel.