Follow us on our new Insta page »

Details

A synthetic big copolymer molecule that is used mainly as a solubilizer (make small amounts of oil-loving things soluble in water-based formulas) and gelling agent.

In general, poloxamers are interesting big molecules composed of three blocks: the middle block is an oil-loving part (from propylene oxide units, if you're into chemistry), while the left and right blocks are two water-loving parts (from ethylene oxide units). This means that poloxamers are partly water and partly oil soluble and thus they are surface active agents acting as emulsifiers and/or cleansers. The size of both the oil and water-soluble part can vary, and the numbers in the name of the molecule refer to both the overall size of the whole molecule and to the ratio of the water-soluble part. 

This particular guy, Poloxamer 407, is a big one with significant water-soluble part (70%) hence it works as a solubilizer to make small amounts of oil-loving ingredients (such as essential oils) soluble in water-based formulas. It is also the best gelling and body giving agent out of the poloxamers commonly used in cosmetic products. 

Products with Poloxamer 407

BRODA® PRO Nourishing Repairing Essence BRODA® PRO Nuorishing Spa Mask Biophyto-genesis Multiple Acid Renewing Mask Pharmaceris T Medi Acne-pointgel | Spot Treatment Gel For Local Microinflammatory Lesions Plus White 5 Minute Premier Speed Whitening Purito All Care Recovery Cica-aid SkinMedica Scar Recovery Gel With Centelline Apo Derma Ektoin Ekcem Gel Y.O.U. The Radiance White Refreshing Toner listerine Cool Mint Mouthwash listerine Total Care Goût Plus Léger De Listerine listerine Total Care Mouthwash B. by Superdrug Pure Micellar Water Beaulis Show IT Dipliner Celeteque Hydration Micellar Water Colgate Maxfresh Peppermint Fresh Mouthwash Colgate Plax Freshmint Splash Colgate Plax Odor Control Colgate Plax Tea & Lemon Mouthwash Equiva Micellar Cleansing Water Gynepro Ultra Protection Feminine Wash MALIN + GOETZ Bergamot Deodorant Merci Handy Spot Patches Neutrogena Água Micelar Purified Skin The Creme Shop Cotton Candy Skin Hydrocolloid Acne Patches The Creme Shop Dreamy Skin Hydrocolloid Overnight Acne Patches Zarotex Zarotex Gel 0.1% BRODA® PRO Rejuvenating Brightening Essence Bath & Beauty Micellar Cleansing Water Biotine Dry Mouth Oral Rinse Clean & Clear Micellar Water Oil-Free With Aloe Vera Extract Colgate Colgate Sensitive Instant Repair & Prevent Toothpaste Montblanc Explorer Deo Stick Neutrogena Agua Micelar Hydro Boost Neutrogena Micellar Cleansing Water Neutrogena Skin Detox Micellar Water Triple Action Quench botanics Mama Cica Zit Away Spot Treatment Patches Sensodyne Cool Mint Mouthwash Thrive Causemetics Infinity Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner Biomimetic Pre Base Treatment Whitening Lancôme Liner Plume Eyeliner Neutrogena Hydro Boost Micellar Water Neutrogena Skin Detox Triple Micellar Water Petitfee Centella Clearing Spot Patch Philips Sonicare Breathrx Mouthwash listerine Advanced White Milder Taste Mouthwash Benefit Liquid Liner Bionike No Shine Fluid Catrice Calligraph Pro Precise 24h Matt Liner Waterproof City Color Illuminating Setting Spray