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Rating: average average
INCI name
Alternative names
Carboxypolymethylen, CARBOPOL 940, Carbomer, Carbomer 940, Carbomer 980, Carbomer (Carbomer 934/940/956/980)
INCI function
Emulsion stabilizing, Gel forming, Viscosity controlling
The INCI function describes solely the purpose of a cosmetic ingredient. It does not reveal its actual effects and skin compatibility. You'll find these and other characteristics below.
  • Rating: bad polluting
  • Rating: average Gives the consistency of a gel (a semi-solid preparation with some elasticity) to a liquid preparation
  • Rating: average Helps the process of emulsification and improves emulsion stability and shelf-life
  • Rating: average Increases or decreases the viscosity of cosmetics
  • Rating: good Recommended material
9007-20-9, 9003-01-4

Studies, literature and statements on Carbomer

  • Kosmetik-Inhaltsstoffe A-Z, page 89

    Applies in demanding formulas as more stabilizing than a natural gel builder Remnants are possible from the solution material which burden the environment.

  • Springer Lexikon Kosmetik, page 90

    Recommended material.

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