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Acrylonitrile/​Methyl Methacrylate/​Vinylidene Chloride Copolymer

Also-called-like-this: Expancel microspheres

Official CosIng Information


Thermoplastic (a type of plastic that becomes moldable at higher temperatures and solidifies upon cooling) microspheres (tiny balls) that are generally used as lightweight fillers. As for cosmetics, we have found a patent from Living Proof that claimes a hair spray composition with our microsphere to "surprisingly increase the volume of hair".

Other than that, the L'Oreal group seems to like and use Acrylonitrile/Methyl Methacrylate/Vinylidene Chloride Copolymer as a hollow, gas-filled (probably filled with isobutane) microsphere as it improves the skin feel of aqueous gel formulas and makes them very comfortable and smooth. 

Products with Acrylonitrile/​Methyl Methacrylate/​Vinylidene Chloride Copolymer

L'oreal Revitalift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum Garnier Pure Active Sensitive Anti-Blemish Soothing Moisturiser Kiehl’s Powerful Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate Max Factor Miracle Prep Pore Minimising + Mattifying Primer Helena Rubinstein Force C L'oreal Revitalift Cica Anti Wrinkle Eye Cream La Roche-Posay Hydreane Legere Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Fusion Powder Helena Rubinstein Re-Plasty Age Recovery Night Cream Maybelline Dream Matte Bb CoverGirl Trublend Matte Made Liquid Foundation Giorgio Armani Power Fabric High Coverage Stretchable Concealer L'Oreal Infallible Concealer La Roche-Posay Effaclar Ai La Roche-Posay Redermic C10 - Correcting Filler La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizer Maybelline Superstay Foundation The Body Shop Roots Of Strength Firming Shaping Day Cream Dermablend Cover Care Full Coverage Concealer Helena Rubinstein Prodigy Reversis Dry Skin Day Cream it Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Oil Free Makeup Primer Urban Decay Stay Naked Weightless Liquid Foundation La Roche-Posay Active C10 SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation Helena Rubinstein Force C Eyes L'Oreal Infallible 24H Fresh Wear Foundation Max Factor Radiant Lift Foundation Vichy Normaderm Beautifying Anti-Blemish Care Helena Rubinstein Prodigy Reversis Normal Skin Day Cream Helena Rubinstein Prodigy Reversis Eye Cream L'Oreal Age Perfect Rosy Day Cream Golden Age L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Intensive Renourish Manuka Honey Day Cream L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Honey Night Balm L'Oreal Paris Luxury Nutrition Night Face Balm Lancôme Rénergie Multi-Glow INSTANT ROSY SKIN TONE REVIVING CREAM