Categories: Emulsifier, Anti-Wrinkle, After-Sun Care
Products: Éclat de Lait
Carbomer is a really special type of gel-forming material that is often used as an emulsion stabilizing agent (a substance that helps mix unlike ingredients such as oil and water) in cosmetic applications. This special white powder is a type of crosslinked polyacrylic acid that is polymerized using a safe and non-toxic system. Due to its self-wetting and low dusting properties, it's incredibly easy to use and work with. Carbomer also acts as a viscosity-controlling ingredient in skincare products such as our multi-use elixir Éclat de Lait. This reliable polyacrylic acid is ideal for high-viscosity gels, creams and lotions that require short flow and no-drip technology. Not only does it help keep ingredients mixed together without separating out, but it can also make products thicker so your favorite lotions and serums can have a smooth and silky consistency.
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