Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer


Texture enhancer

No known benefits

Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer at a glance

  • Used to enhance the texture of skin care and hair care products
  • In its raw form, it is a white powder
  • Works particularly well in spray-on skin care products.
  • Deemed safe as used in cosmetics

Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer description

Acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer is a synthetic ingredient used to enhance the texture and perceived feel of many types of skin care and hair care products. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review has deemed it safe as it is currently used in cosmetics; in fact, even in concentrations as high as 30%, it was found not to be an irritant. In its raw form, it is a white powder. According to its manufacturer (which sells acrylates/c10-30 aklyl acrylate crosspolymer under the name “Pemulen TR-2”) its ability to create stable and mild oil-in-water emulsions makes it particularly suitable for skin care products that are applied through spray mechanisms.

Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer references

  • International Journal of Toxicology, 2017, Volume 36, Supplement 2, pages 59S-88S
  • Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica - Drug Research, May 2017, Volume 74, Number 3, pages 937-943

Peer-reviewed, substantiated scientific research is used to assess ingredients in this dictionary. Regulations regarding constraints, permitted concentration levels and availability vary by country and region.

Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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