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C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer

*C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer (AACP) is a synthetic copolymer

C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer contains both hydrophilic and hydrophobic groups allowing for the polymer to bind to both water and oil, making it useful in combining the two phases to create a single smooth consistency (Cosmetics Ingredient Review). According to the Cosmetic Database it is also used as a stabilizer, to increase the viscosity of a product and to form a film when applied topically. AACP is commonly found in moisturizers, sunscreen, cleansers and anti-aging skin care in general.

*C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer (AACP) is a synthetic copolymer

Functions:

C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer contains both hydrophilic and hydrophobic groups allowing for the polymer to bind to both water and oil, making it useful in combining the two phases to create a single smooth consistency (Cosmetics Ingredient Review). According to the Cosmetic Database it is also used as a stabilizer, to increase the viscosity of a product and to form a film when applied topically. AACP is commonly found in moisturizers, sunscreen, cleansers and anti-aging skin care in general.

Safety Measures/Side Effects:

During the polymerisation process, which is performed on alkyl acrylate to produce this ingredient, benzene is often used as the solvent. Benzene is a highly carcinogenic, toxic, environmentally hazardous and is an irritant. It is recommended that total benzene content not exceed 0.5% of a product’s weight, products contain this little benzene are safe for topical use but benzene levels have been found to be as high as 1.1% in some cosmetic formulations which may be harmful to health. There has been a study performed on the inhalation of AACP in rats over a two year period. The results showed that AACP cause lung inflammation, hyperplasia and tumour growth, so prolonged inhalation of this ingredient in aerosol form may prove hazardous. There have been numerous studies regarding dermal irritation after topical application of AACP in concentrations as high as 30%. None of these studies have indicated any level of irritation (Cosmetic Ingredient Review).

Recommended products with Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer:

Truth Vitality Brow Empower ($39 in the shop), Your Best Face Control (serum) ($160 in the shop),  BRAD Biophotonic Essential Elixir Multi-Peptide ($95 in the shop), E'shee Clinical Esthetic Alpha and Omega Gene Therapy Eye Cream ($284 in the shop), Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic & Retinol Fortifying Neck Emulsion ($75 in the shop), Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic & Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Overnight Serum ($88 in the shop), Dr. Dennis Gross All-in-One Cleanser with Toner ($32 in the shop), Volante Intensive Repairing Serum ($105 in the shop), Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Dew It All Eye Gel ($48 in the shop), Volante Luxurious Daily Cleanser ($35 in the shop)

As much as possible, products in the Truth In Aging shop are chosen for their safety profile as well as effectiveness.

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