INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - CARBOMER

SUMMARY: GOOD | SAFE TO BE USED IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS | APPROVED BY REGULATORY BODIES

A popular ingredient, used in top products across the world due to its multiple benefits and declared safe by top regulatory bodies.

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WHAT IS CARBOMER:  Carbomer is a term used for a series of polymers made from acrylic acid. They are frequently added to gel like formulations in the beauty and cosmetics industry.  They are added to sunscreens, facial moisturizers, gels and scrubs because they help in managing the thickness, flow and consistency of the product. It is also used as an emulsifier and keeps from separating oil and other liquid components.

REVIEW OF CARBOMER

Name of Brand/ Organization

Paula's Choice

EWG

CIR

FDA

EU Cosmetics Regulation

Rating/Review

GOOD

1

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Carbomer is one of the most researched and reviewed ingredients. Top regulatory bodies like CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review thoroughly investigates the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), EU Cosmetics Regulation (It ensures the safety of the consumers while using the cosmetic products) and EWG (Environmental Working Group Skin Deep is a cosmetic database for ensuring the safety of ingredients being used in personal care products) along with popular skin care brand Paula's Choice have rated it safe for use in cosmetics, personal care products. 

BENEFITS OF CARBOMER: The Carbomer has the following benefits:

  • Enhances texture of products: It is used as a texture enhancer as it thickens the product and improves the texture of the product by giving it a gel like consistency . It makes the formulations feel rich and luxurious
  • Acts as an emulsifier: It is used as an emulsifier as it stabilizes the product it is used in and also helps in mixing oil and water. It prevents them from dispersing into their separate constituents.

CITATIONS/FURTHER READ

 ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY  

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