Cosmetic Ingredients

Carbomer 21

Carbomer 21

Description
Carbomer 21 
INCI Name: Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer
 
Carbomer 21 is a hydrophobically modified cross-linked acrylate copolymer, provides high viscosity with short flow properties. Its self-wets and disperses quickly in minutes, which remarkably meets formulators’ ease-use need. It delivers excellent thickening efficiency at a wide pH range which makes it a good choice for wide applications. It is ideally suited for use in formulations containing higher levels of oils, botanical ingredients, in formulations containing higher levels of oils, botanical ingredients, and hydroalcoholic gel, antibacterial gel hand, hand gel sanitizer, sanitizer gel with alcohol. Even at high concentration, Carbomer21 maintains excellent clarity.
Features and Benefits   
l Rapid wetting properties  
l Improved electrolyte tolerance 
l Excellent performance of stabilizing and suspending insoluble ingredients
l Excellent clarity
l  High thickening efficiency 
 
Recommended Applications
l hydroalcoholic gel
l antibacterial gel hand
l hand gel sanitizer
l sanitizer gel with alcohol
l Hair styling gels
l Hand, body and face lotions
l Moisturizing gels
l Sunscreen lotions
l Shampoo
Formula Guidelines
l Typical use 0.2 to 1.0 wt%
l Sprinkle polymer on surface of water and allow to self- wet   
l Agitation must be processed gently
l Pre- or post-neutralization is workable, depending on application 
 

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