Quick dissolving polyvinyl carboxy polymer crosslinked with ethers of pentaerythritol. Viscosity: 54,000-60,000 cps (0.5% solution) and 18,000-25,000 cps (0.2% solution).
- Quick dissolving, ph-sensitive gelling thickener or viscosity enhancer useful for formulating clear gels.
- Has extremely quick hydration and improved wetting properties
- Stabilize emulsions
Typical use level 0.1-0.5% depending on the type of formulation desired viscosity. Must be mixed and hydrated but requires much less stirring and dissolves much quicker (<10 min) than regular carbomer. Increasing the pH to >6.0, gives a gel structure. Neutralization can be carried out with inorganic bases such as NaOH or KOH or triethanolamine (TEA). For external use only.
Gel-creams, hair gels, and other gels, lotions, creams.