PVM/MA decadiene crosspolymer

PVM/MA decadiene crosspolymer is a complex synthetic polymer whose primary role is film-forming agent in the waterless phase of a cosmetic formula. Also helps thicken gels and in higher amounts can provide hold to hairstyling products.

References for this information:

BioMed Research International, November 2013, pages 1ā€“10
International Journal of Toxicology, Supplement 5, October 2011, pages 128Sā€“144S
https://cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient/pvmma-copolymer

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