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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 e.l.f. Jellypop Watermelon Glitter Face Mask BDL Humida Moisturising Cream Bolden Glow Hydrating Mask Circcell Abo +|- Eye Serum Coxir Intensive Egf Peptide Cream Dr. Batra's Intense Moisturizing Cream Flexitol Nail Revitaliser Gel Jordan Samuel The Performance Eye Gel Kilig Kili·g Woman 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 Trisan Cleansing Gel glenmark Episoft Moisturising Cream reversa 3 In 1 Mild Gel Cleanser Bring Green Artemisia Calming Water Cream Cliniderm Gentle Cleanser Daymellow Houttuynia Cordata Real Soothing Gel Daymellow Snow Mushroom Real Soothing Gel Derma Elravie Moist Hyal Power Ampoule ECO YOUR SKIN Booster-Serum: Hyaluronic Acid Floslek Eye Care Expert Bioactive Moisturizing Gel Fresh Skinlab Drop Cream High Beauty High Maintenance - Cannabis Peeling Mask High Beauty High Maintenance Cannabis Peeling Mask Interostem Stem Cell Facial Peel More Hydrating Glow Booster Serum Niya skin Hyaluronic Acid Serum Niya skin Vitamin C Serum Sarang Beauty Pore Minimizer Powder Emulsion Skin by zaron Vitamin C Serum SkinMedica Uplifting Eye Serum Skindom Vitamin C Treatment Serum Stacked skincare Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum The Skin House Canola Propolis Moist Serum The Skin House Crystal Whitening Plus Cream The Skin House Marine Active Toner The Skin House Natural Balancing Serum The Skin House Pore Control Powder Serum Veraclara Hyaluron Moisturizing Cream ‎Ondée Thermale Organic Pure Vitamin C Serum 7am'Daisy Rapid Brightening Skin Booster Serum Biotherm Aqua Pure Flash Mask Body Drench Hydrating Sheet Mask Coxir Ultra Hyaluronic Emulsion Cream Co. Hyaluronic Acid & Peptide Serum