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film-forming agent

Large group of ingredients that are typically found in hair-care products, but that are also widely... Read More »

Categories: Film-Forming/Holding Agents

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glyceryl polymethacrylate

A blend of glycerin and polymethacrylic acid that functions as a film-forming agent. It has a... Read More »

Categories: Thickeners/Emulsifiers, Film-Forming/Holding Agents, Texture Enhancer

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gums

Substances that have water-binding properties, but that are used primarily as thickening agents in... Read More »

Categories: Film-Forming/Holding Agents, Texture Enhancer, Plant Extracts

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hydrolyzed wheat protein

Protein fraction from wheat that has been hydrolyzed, which is a chemical process involving the... Read More »

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hydroxyethylcellulose

Plant-derived thickening agent typically used as a binding agent or emulsifier. Also used (most... Read More »

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locust bean

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sodium carbomer

A blend of sodium (salt) and carbomer that functions as a stabilizer and film-forming agent. Read More »

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sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer

A modified form of skin-replenishing hyaluronic acid attached to a polymer structure Read More »

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sodium polyacrylate

A synthetic polymer with multiple functions, including film-forming agent, stabilizer, absorbent,... Read More »

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styrene/acrylates copolymer

Synthetic polymer. Read More »

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triethoxycaprylylsilane crosspolymer

A silicone polymer used to enhance a product's texture. Read More »

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VA/crotonates copolymer

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VP/eicosene copolymer

A film-forming agent often used in water-resistant sunscreen products. It helps the sunscreen... Read More »

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VP/hexadecene copolymer

Synthetic polymer. Read More »

Categories: Film-Forming/Holding Agents, Texture Enhancer

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