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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 Plus White 5 Minute Premier Speed Whitening SkinMedica Scar Recovery Gel With Centelline Y.O.U. The Radiance White Refreshing Toner listerine Total Care Goût Plus Léger De Listerine B. by Superdrug Pure Micellar Water Beaulis Show IT Dipliner Gynepro Ultra Protection Feminine Wash MALIN + GOETZ Bergamot Deodorant Neutrogena Água Micelar Purified Skin The Creme Shop Cotton Candy Skin Hydrocolloid Acne Patches 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 L'Oreal Paris Elvive Full 5 Restore Repairing Conditioner Neutrogena Skin Detox Micellar Water Triple Action Biomimetic Pre Base Treatment Whitening Lancôme Liner Plume Eyeliner Neutrogena Hydro Boost Micellar Water Neutrogena Skin Detox Triple Micellar Water listerine Advanced White Milder Taste Mouthwash Benefit Liquid Liner Colourpop Natural Matte Setting Mist Dr ZinX Bad Breath Treatment Enamelon Flouride Toothpaste Fancy Face Lavender Scented Finishing Mist Givenchy L'Intemporel Blossom Beautifying Cream-in-Mist Anti-Fatigue Mesoestetic Dermamelan Milani Make It Last Fruit Fetish Setting Spray Milani Make It Last Setting Spray Morphe Felt-Tip Liquid Liner Neutrogena Deep Clean Micellar Gel Makeup Remover Neutrogena Labs Hydrating Micellar Jelly Make-Up Remover Vaseline Body Ice Cream Almirall TAZORAC® (tazarotene) gel, 0.1% 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 listerine Gum Therapy Bionike Aknet Sun SPF50+ Cover fx High Performance Setting Spray Cover fx Mattifying Setting Spray L'Oreal Paris Pro-Spray And Set Make-Up Oil-Free Setting Spray TRESemmé Tresemme Hair Spa Rejuvenation Shampoo Benzagel After Care Moisturizing Lotion Bionike Defence Sun No-Shine Fluid Spf50