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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 SkinMedica Scar Recovery Gel With Centelline listerine Total Care Goût Plus Léger De Listerine B. Pure Micellar Water MALIN + GOETZ Bergamot Deodorant Neutrogena Água Micelar Purified Skin BRODA® PRO Rejuvenating Brightening Essence Biotine Dry Mouth Oral Rinse Neutrogena Hydro Boost Micellar Water Mesoestetic Dermamelan Milani Make It Last Fruit Fetish Setting Spray Milani Make It Last Setting Spray Morphe Felt-Tip Liquid Liner Vaseline Body Ice Cream Cover fx Illuminating Setting Spray FLOWER Beauty Seal The Deal Hydrating Setting Spray Neutrogena Deep Clean Purifying Micellar Cleansing Towelettes Nu Skin Ap-24® Anti-Plaque Fluoride Toothpaste Cover fx High Performance Setting Spray Cover fx Mattifying Setting Spray L'Oreal Paris Pro-Spray And Set Make-Up Oil-Free Setting Spray Cover fx Dewy Finish Setting Spray Garnier Ultimate Blends Honey Strengthening Conditioner Garnier Whole Blends Oat Delicacy Gentle Conditioner Skindinavia Bridal Makeup Finishing Spray Mesoestetic Dermamelan Masque Nu Skin Ap-24® Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste Wet n Wild Photo Focus Matte Finish Setting Spray Wet n Wild Photo Focus Natural Finish Setting Spray Colourpop All Star Setting Spray PANVEL Sérum Antioxidante Panvel Faces Skincare L'Oreal Colour Radiance Conditioner Matrix Biolage Fiberstrong Conditioner Sallve Antioxidante Hidratante Tracta Vitamina C 10 - Sérum Antioxidante Aisuanis Compound Six Acid Nourishing Conditioning Biofilm ArtDeco Cleansing Foam Concentrate Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cleansing Foam BEAUTYBLENDER Re-Dew LimeLife Oil-Strike Setting Spray Skindinavia Makeup Setting Spray Hidrabene Creme Antipoluição Anti-Aging Facial Andrélon Anti-Roos Shampoo Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask Etude House Moistfull Collagen Essence