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Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer

Glyceryl Acrylate/​Acrylic Acid Copolymer


Glyceryl acrylate/acrylic acid copolymer is the fancy word for a common polymer (big molecule from repeated subunits), namely polyacrylic acid (aka carbomer when it comes to cosmetics) with glycerin attached to it in some places.

The main thing of this polymer is that it forms a hydrogel (trade named Lubrajel) that can sit on top of the skin and provide moisturizing, water-soluble ingredients such as glycerin to the skin. Think of it as a very thin, wet sponge that a cosmetic manufacturer can fill with good ingredients for your skin. It also works as a thickening agent (remember, it is a carbomer type of molecule), and can provide the skin with a nice slippery feel. It can also draw water to the skin (thank you, pendant glycerol groups!), providing skin hydration.

Also, don’t let people scare you into thinking polyacrylic acid is dangerous because of the toxicity of acrylic acid. Since acrylic acid is dangerous due to its ability to absorb into the skin (since it’s small), when you chain them together into a polymer (which is big), this danger is no longer significant.

Show me some proof

  • “Proven performance and formulation latitude are key benefits offered by Lubrajel* hydrogel and Lubrasil* microemulsion.” Ashland, 2012.

Products with Glyceryl Acrylate/​Acrylic Acid Copolymer

Bioelements Probiotic Anti-Aging Serum VI DERM Intense Hydration Serum Bolden Glow Hydrating Mask Circcell Abo +|- Eye Serum Coxir Intensive Egf Peptide Cream Jordan Samuel The Performance Eye Gel Mekeup Mekka Hydra Skin Eye Gel Neostrata Eye Countour All-In-One Serum Proto-col Collagen Eye Filler Proto-col Moisturising Facial Gel Sha Sha Hidratante Facial glenmark Episoft Moisturising Cream Bring Green Artemisia Calming Water Cream Daymellow Houttuynia Cordata Real Soothing Gel Daymellow Snow Mushroom Real Soothing Gel ECO YOUR SKIN Booster-Serum: Hyaluronic Acid High Beauty High Maintenance - Cannabis Peeling Mask High Beauty High Maintenance Cannabis Peeling Mask Holika Holika 3 Seconds Starter (Hyaluronic Acid) Niya skin Hyaluronic Acid Serum Niya skin Vitamin C Serum Sarang Beauty Pore Minimizer Powder Emulsion Skindom Vitamin C Treatment Serum The Skin House Canola Propolis Moist Serum The Skin House Marine Active Toner 7am'Daisy Rapid Brightening Skin Booster Serum Body Drench Hydrating Sheet Mask Derma Elravie Moist Hyal Power Ampoule Dr. Althea Pro Lab Recovery Solution 2 Step Mask Elizavecca Witch Piggy Hell-Pore Special Ample Eximia Hyalu Filler Complex 3D Piel Seca Eximia Hydra Riche Fresh Skinlab Tomato Glass Skin Soothing Gel Lotion MINISO Hyaluronic Acid Essence Toner PAPA RECIPE Bombee Honey Mask Pyunkang Yul Acne Cream Secret Key Hyaluron Aqua Soft Cream Secret Key Hyaluron Soft Micro-Peel Cream Secret Nature Mandarine Honey Brightening Moisturizing Serum Aprilskin Real Calendula Deep Moisture Essence Belif Numero 10 Essence Borghese Insta Form Platinum Care:nel Perfection Repair Concentrated Ampoule Coxir Ultra Hyaluronic Acid Ampoule Elujai Vit C Serum Eximia Hyalu Volume Complex 3D Piel Seca Kirkland Signature Borghese Insta-Firm Platinum Advanced Wrinkle Relaxer L'Oreal Revitalift Replumping Tissue Mask PAPA RECIPE Bombee Black Honey Mask Skin79 Natural Snail Mucus Soothing Gel