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Poloxamer 407

Poloxamer 407

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 listerine Total Care Goût Plus Léger De Listerine BRODA® PRO Rejuvenating Brightening Essence Biotine Dry Mouth Oral Rinse Milani Make It Last 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 L'Oreal Paris Pro-Spray And Set Make-Up Oil-Free Setting Spray Cover fx Dewy Finish Setting Spray 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 Matrix Biolage Fiberstrong Conditioner Sallve Antioxidante Hidratante BEAUTYBLENDER Re-Dew Skindinavia Makeup Setting Spray Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream Etude House Moistfull Collagen Essence Etude House Moistfull Collagen Eye Cream Etude House Moistfull Collagen Sleeping Mask Etude House Moistfull Collagen Emulsion Fresh Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream Saturday Skin Freeze Frame Garnier Ombrelle Kids Water Resistant Lotion Spf 50+ Garnier Ombrelle Ultra Light Advanced Weightless Body Lotion Spf50+ Kiehl’s Super Fluid Uv Defense Spf 50+ La Roche-Posay Anthelios Xl Invisible Mist Spf50+ La Roche-Posay Anthelios Xl Ultra Light Fluid Spf 50+ La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid Spf 60 La Roche-Posay Anthelios Xl Fluide Extreme Spf 50+ La Roche-Posay Anthelios Xl Ultra-Light Tinted Fluid Spf50+ IOPE Bio Eye Cream Youth Complete La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ac Spf30 Matte Fluid Anti-Shine La Roche-Posay Ultra Light Face Sunscreen Fluid Spf 60 With Cell Ox Shield Xl LANEIGE Perfect Renew Eye Cream LANEIGE Perfect Renew Skin Refiner IOPE Hyaluronic Emulsion LANEIGE Perfect Renew Cream LANEIGE Perfect Renew Regenerator LANEIGE Perfect Renew Emulsion