Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer

A synthetic ingredient that is used for bulking, film-forming, and controlling viscosity. It can absorb large amounts of water and oil and creates a network for other ingredients to live in.
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Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer

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Methyl methacrylate crosspolymer is a synthetic ingredient that is used for bulking, film-forming, and controlling viscosity.

This ingredient has the ability to absorb large volumes of water and oil, so it essentially creates a network in which the other ingredients in the product can live. In turn, the polymeric network provides the bulking, film-forming and viscosity controlling capabilities through this particular mechanism.

Methyl methacrylate crosspolymer also produces a luxurious finish on the skin where it leaves a light, powdery feel, and it is frequently used in skincare products such as thick lotions and creams to achieve that powdered aesthetic.