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Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer

Glyceryl Acrylate/​Acrylic Acid Copolymer

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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 Neostrata Eye Countour All-In-One Serum ECO YOUR SKIN Booster-Serum: Hyaluronic Acid Holika Holika 3 Seconds Starter (Hyaluronic Acid) Skindom Vitamin C Treatment Serum Body Drench Hydrating Sheet Mask Elizavecca Witch Piggy Hell-Pore Special Ample MINISO Hyaluronic Acid Essence Toner PAPA RECIPE Bombee Honey Mask Pyunkang Yul Acne Cream Secret Key Hyaluron Soft Micro-Peel Cream Aprilskin Real Calendula Deep Moisture Essence Borghese Insta Form Platinum L'Oreal Revitalift Replumping Tissue Mask PAPA RECIPE Bombee Black Honey Mask Avant Moisture Surge Overnight Treatment Celimax The Real Noni Energy Ampule Kiehl’s Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask Kiehl’s Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque Make P:rem Blending Me. Moisturizing Oil Mask Monu Instant Smoothing Serum PAPA RECIPE Bombee Rose Gold Honey Mask Pack 23 Years Old Black Cavidiol Mask BE THE SKIN Botanical Nutrition Power Serum Garnier Skinactive Hydra Bomb Tuchmaske Grüntee + Hyaluronsäure + Feuchtigkeitspendendes Serum Garnier SkinActive Hydra Bomb Tissue Mask Ultra Hydrating + De-Stressing Garnier SkinActive Super Purifying Charcoal Facial Mask Holika Holika 3 Seconds Starter (Vita Complex) La Roche-Posay Rosaliac AR Intense Serum Nu Skin Galvanic Spa Facial Gel Pre-Treatment REPLENIX All-Trans-Retinol Eye Repair Cream The Oozoo Bear Black Space Pore Caring Mask Tosowoong Propolis Honey Sleeping Pack Coxir Intensive EGF Peptide Serum Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Sheet Mask: The Super Hydrating Mask Soothing Monu Eye Cool Gel Monu Instant Radiance Hydra Lift Serum Skin + Pharmacy Advanced Skin Therapy Healing Gel Atrue Violet Petal Black Tea Hydrating Moisturizer Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster DrGL Moisturiser Anti-Aging Herborist Time Reverse Tonic La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Light Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream Renu Skin Flash Relax Mask Simple Daily Skin Detox Ultra Light Moisturiser Versed Clarifying Serum Avon Distillery Sleep Potion Night Cream COSRX Hydrium Green Tea Aqua Soothing Gel Cream La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Eye Contour