Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate


Texture enhancer

No known benefits

Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate at a glance

  • Synthetic polymer that helps stabilize cosmetics and control their texture
  • Works especially well as an emulsifier in clear formulas
  • Contributes to a soft, refreshed finish on skin
  • Can be used in a wide variety of formulas without causing stability issues

Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate description

Ammonium polyacryloyldimethyl taurate is a synthetic polymer powder made from ammonium salts. Its primary role in cosmetics is to helps stabilize emulsions by controlling their viscosity, but it also offers a light, refreshing and soft finish. This polymer is found in several blends with various silicones and the dry finish solvent isohexadecane. In this capacity, ammonium polyacryloyldimethyl taurate contributes to the smooth aesthetics, silky dry down, and stability benefits its partner ingredients provide. Usage levels range from 0.015–2.3% depending on formulary requirements. A draft report by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Board has confirmed its safety as used in cosmetics.

Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate references


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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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