Sodium Carbomer

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Sodium Carbomer is a preneutralized synthetic polymer, in a fine powder, that can be used to thicken, suspend and stabilize cosmetic formulations. Requiring very low concentrations, Carbomers are often used to adjust the viscosity of cosmetic preparations. They dry quickly and are not film forming.


Low dusting powder for superior handling, quick dispersion, simplifies the production process, pH is constant during the production process.

The viscosity of finished products can be modified.

Formulation Guidelines
Sodium Carbomer does not require any pre dispersion as it thickens the formulation as soon as it is sprinkled into the water  blend giving a clear semi viscous gel.

Slow addition of the powder avoids the formation of lumps and guarantees quick thickening.

The addition of water soluble UV absorbers can help prevent polymer degradation caused by UV radiation.

Recommended Usage Rate 0.2%- 0.5%

INCI Sodium Carbomer


If you want to make a really thick gel eg that might used in a sanitiser, then you will need closer to 2%

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