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What-it-does: viscosity controlling
Irritancy: 0
Comedogenicity: 1


A big molecule created from repeated subunits (a polymer of acrylic acid) that magically converts a liquid into a nice gel formula.  It usually has to be neutralized with a base (such as sodium hydroxide) for the thickening to occur and it creates viscous, clear gels that also feel nice and non-tacky on the skin. No wonder, it is a very popular and common ingredient.

Products with Carbomer

Differin Differin Gel Ecoco Eco Styler Olive Oil Styling Gel Hanacure Facial Peel Aunt Jackie's Don'T Shrink Flaxseed Elongating Curling Gel Clean And Clear Persa-Gel 5 Cordes Bpo 5% Gel Differin Daily Deep Facial Cleanser Eyenlip Moisture Essence Mask Salmon Oil First Aid Beauty Hello Fab Ginger & Turmeric Vitamin C Jelly Mask La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Eyes La Roche-Posay Micellar Water Gel MasqueBAR Pretty Animalz Otter Sheet Mask PACKage Everyday Bouncy Sheet Mask Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Masque Treatment (2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide) Beauty of Joseon Apricot Peeling Gel Bleu & Marine Conductive Gel Boiron Calendula Gel DECLÉOR Aroma Solutions Prolagene Gel Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera 100% Indeed Labs Hydraluron Serum Jordan Samuel Skin Matinee Gel Cleanser Knours Skin Meditation Gel Cream The Creme Shop Clear Up Skin! Unicorn Mask Valeant Biacna A'pieu From The Black Morning Cleansing Gel Allies of Skin Fresh Slate Brightening Cleanser + Masque Garden of Wisdom Vitamin C Serum 23% + Ferulic Acid Holika Holika Lazy And Easy Smooth Egg Peeling Gel It's Skin Power 10 Formula Li Effector La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo-Nettoyant Peter Thomas Roth Laser-Free Retexturizer Exfoliating Scrub Ren Instant Firming Beauty Shot Rodial Pink Diamond Instant Lifting Serum Skin79 Yum Yum Cleanser Lemon The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Liquid Peel The Face Shop Jeju Aloe Fresh Soothing Gel Tony moly Floria Brightening Peeling Gel Vinoble Eye Gel Men Welcos Jeju Natural Green Tea Mask 111SKIN Cryo Activating Hydra Gel Ciracle Super Moisture Rx Cream Derma Revive Natural Aloe Vera Gel Dr. Barbara Stürm Anti-Pollution Drops Dr. Jackson's Face & Eye Essence 05 Ducray Tonifying Gel Erno Lazslo Hydra-Therapy Boost Serum Eternal Secret Dermo Renewal Serum Garnier Natural Rose Water Cleansing Milk Sensitive Skin