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What is "Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6" and what is its purpose?

What is "Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6" and what is its purpose?

Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6 is a powdered polymer. It exhibits high resistance to electrolytes across a broad pH range from 2 to 8. Chemists use it to stabilize various bioactive ingredients in a formula. The question that arises is: what is the purpose of Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6? Let's focus on its utility.

All You Need to Know About Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6

Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6 is a synthetic polymer that is compatible with:

  • Ethanol along with other solvents;

  • The AHA;

  • The surfactants;

  • Zinc Pyrithione;

  • The pigments and sunscreens.

It is used to formulate skincare products that provide a sensation of softness to the skin. It can be combined with fatty alcohols.

Respectful to the skin, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6 serves several functions:

  • It protects the skin's surface;

  • It has formula stability;

  • It thickens the consistency of the skincare product.

Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6: What is its purpose?

Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6 is an agent:

  • Emulsion stabilizer: it enhances the shelf life of the emulsion;

  • Regulation control: it decreases or increases the regulation of skincare.

Combined with other thickeners such as pectins, gums, or cellulose derivatives, this ingredient is used to stabilize and thicken emulsions (lotions and creams). Working in synergy with fatty alcohols (cetearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, etc.), Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6 acts as an oil thickener. When used with a non-ionic or anionic agent, it increases the density and thickness of the foam.

Furthermore, it acts as a gelling agent. It is used to produce transparent aqueous gels with a soft touch. It works by gelling the water in a skincare product to suspend oil droplets. Unlike natural polymers such as xanthan gum, it does not produce a stringy or sticky effect. In addition, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6 has the ability to stabilize many active ingredients, unlike other thickening agents. Its ability to suspend particles allows it to optimize the distribution of these active ingredients.

Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6 retains moisture by providing a flexible and smooth texture and forming a layer on the skin's surface.

Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6: In which skincare products is it found?

Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6 is found in:

  • Facial hydrating serums;

  • Adult sunscreen creams;

  • Skincare for the body and face;

  • Facial creams;

  • Deodorants;

  • The lotions;

  • Creams against skin aging.

Our niacinamide serum contains Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6. This skincare product is designed to reduce redness and blemishes. It also helps to refine and smooth the skin's texture. It is suitable for all skin types.

Apply 3 to 4 drops to your clean, dry face every morning and evening. Then massage it in with circular movements. If you experience any discomfort, stop using the product. Also, avoid contact with the eyes.


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