Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene

Good

Texture enhancer

No known benefits

Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene at a glance

  • Synthetic resin that can help enhance the adhesion and substantivity of cosmetic formulations
  • Provides tenacity in the form of water-resistance and rub-resistance
  • Sometimes included in cosmetic blends that are intended to impart a glossy finish
  • Can be used to modify formulary consistency for better aesthetics
  • May be used to help suspend pigments in color formulations

Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene description

Hydrogenated polycyclopentadiene is a synthetic resin that is often added to cosmetic blends to help enhance the adhesion and substantivity of the formulation to the skin, lips, lashes, hair or nails. Manufacturers of this ingredient claim it provides tenacity to the formula in the form of water-resistance and rub-resistance. Hydrogenated polycyclopentadiene is sometimes included in cosmetic blends that are intended to impart a glossy finish. It can be used to modify formulary consistency for better aesthetics and may be used to help suspend pigments in color formulations. Hydrogenated polycyclopentadiene is also used as a depilatory wax.

Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene references

  • Kobo Products, Accessed January 2022, ePublication
  • Ital Wax, Accessed January 2022, ePublication

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Ingredient ratings

Best

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

Good

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

Average

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

Bad

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

Worst

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

unknown

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