sodium acrylates copolymer
A synthetic, acrylic-based, salt-derived polymer that functions in cosmetics as a texture enhancer, binder, and film-forming agent.
A large group of acrylates copolymers, including this one, has been extensively studied and deemed safe for use in cosmetic products “when formulated to avoid irritation”. This means using highly purified copolymers to avoid residues (known as monomers) that can irritate skin. Paula’s Choice follows this practice whenever we use acrylate ingredients.
References for this information:International Journal of Toxicology, November 2002, Supplement 3, pages 1-50
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