Sodium Acrylate/Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer



No known benefits

Sodium Acrylate/Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer at a glance

  • Versatile synthetic copolymer used as a dispersing agent and thickener
  • Helps form stable emulsions
  • Can also be used to lend opacity to a formula
  • Deemed safe by the independent Cosmetic Ingredient Review panel

Sodium Acrylate/Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer description

Sodium acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer plays a variety of roles in skin care formulations including functioning as a dispersing agent, emulsion stabilizer, opacifying agent, and viscosity increaser to improve texture. Simply put, it helps adjust aesthetics for an optimal end product. It is often used in gel-based skin care products. In 2017, the independent Cosmetic Ingredient Review panel deemed sodium acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer safe as used in cosmetics up to 3.2% concentration. Chemically speaking, this synthetic ingredient it is a copolymer of sodium acrylate and sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate monomers (the building blocks of polymers).

Sodium Acrylate/Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer references

  • Cosmetic Ingredient Review, May 2017, pages 1-21

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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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