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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 Eighteen B Hydrate + Restore Rich Cream Hanacure Facial Peel REPLENIX Acne Gel Benzoyl Peroxide 2 1/2% Aunt Jackie's Don'T Shrink Flaxseed Elongating Curling Gel BOSCIA Exfoliating Peel 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 Nuteen Anti Acne Gel PACKage Everyday Bouncy Sheet Mask Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Masque Pyunkang Yul Peeling Gel Sonia Roselli Sexapeel Styx Cellulite Gel Treatment (2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide) Au Fairy Soothing Spell 100% Organic Aloe Vera Gel Beauty Formulas Organic Aloe Vera Gel Beauty of Joseon Apricot Peeling Gel Bleu & Marine Conductive Gel Boiron Calendula Gel Clinique for Men Bronzer DECLÉOR Aroma Solutions Prolagene Gel Diadermine Lift+ Revitalisierender Vitamin C Booster Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera 100% Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel Indeed Labs Hydraluron Serum Jordan Samuel Skin Matinee Gel Cleanser Knours Skin Meditation Gel Cream O.R.G. Mineral Peel Body Pacific Shaving Company Bamboo Pre-Shave Scrub Swanicoco Neofinetia Falcata Callus Pure Ampoule 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 Benzac AC Mild Strength 2.5% Acne Gel 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 Mario Badescu Herbal Hydrating Serum Nanowhite Skin Renewing Aqua Gel