Categories: Emulsifier, Anti-Wrinkle, After-Sun Care

Products: Éclat de Lait

Ingredient Description:

Carbomer is a really special type of gel-forming[1] 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.[2]


[1] Zhang, Yibang et al. “Formulation and in vitro stability evaluation of ethosomal carbomer hydrogel for transdermal vaccine delivery.” Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces vol. 163 (2018): 184-191. doi:10.1016/j.colsurfb.2017.12.031

[2] Lee, Sang Gon et al. “Enhanced topical delivery of tacrolimus by a carbomer hydrogel formulation with transcutol P.” Drug development and industrial pharmacy vol. 42,10 (2016): 1636-42. doi:10.3109/03639045.2016.1160107