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Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer

Glyceryl Acrylate/​Acrylic Acid Copolymer

Official CosIng Information


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 Circcell Abo +|- Eye Serum Jordan Samuel The Performance Eye Gel Neostrata Eye Countour All-In-One Serum Sha Sha Hidratante Facial 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) Skindom Vitamin C Treatment Serum The Skin House Canola Propolis Moist Serum Body Drench Hydrating Sheet Mask Derma Elravie Moist Hyal Power Ampoule Elizavecca Witch Piggy Hell-Pore Special Ample 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 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 Enature Bio-Zeup Sheet Mask Garnier SkinActive Hydra Bomb Tuchmaske Granatapfel 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 Soroci Spot-Light Eye Cream 23 Years Old Black Cavidiol Mask BE THE SKIN Botanical Nutrition Power Serum Daytox Vitamin C Face Mask Garnier SkinActive The Super Hydrating Sheet Mask-Mattifying 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 Oriflame Optimals HydraMatte Refining Night Cream PureHeal's Propolis 80 Sleeping Mask REPLENIX All-Trans-Retinol Eye Repair Cream The Oozoo Bear Black Space Pore Caring Mask