Carbomer 940 Powder
Carbomer 940 is a polyvinyl carboxy polymer used to improve viscosity or as a suspension or gelling agent in cosmetic formulations. Carbomer 940 is cross-linked with pentaerythritol’s ethers and proves to be an effective cosmetic ingredient for systems where high viscosity or clarity is required.
Carbomer 940 provides excellent softening and gelling properties to formulas that can be used to enhance the gliding properties of cosmetic applications. Moreover, you can also use Carbomer 940 due to its thicken solutions, and you may also suspend heavy solids in liquid mediums by using it.
Carbomer 940 is available in the form of white powder that comprises fine particles and has a typical odor. Also, it can be dissolved in water, and its pH level ranges from 2.7 to 3.3. The recommended level of concentration should be 0.5%, and you can add Carbomer 940 at a temperature of 25-degree Celsius. The viscosity of Carbomer-940 powder ranges from 45000 to 70000 cps when 0.5% is used in solutions.
Carbomer 940 Powder Benefits
- Cosmetic Properties: Carbomer 940 powder are used for thickening cosmetic formulas. Therefore, you can use it to control or add the viscosity of the final product. Suspending heavy solids in liquids becomes possible with the assistance of Carbomer 940 powder, and Carbomer 940 also binds the oil and liquid ingredients so that they don’t separate from each other.
- Skin Moisterizer: Carbomer 940 can retain water and swells up to 1000 times upon adding the required quantity of water. It is also used to impart a colloidal consistency to the final product by mixing it with water. Carbomer 940 to retain water also makes it capable of holding moisture in your skin for a long time.
- Hair and Skin Care: Carbomer 940 is suitable for both men and women and is used in skincare applications used to remove scars or tan. Its stiffening properties make it one of the important raw materials in hair gels and hair styling products. Carbomer 940 is also tested to be safe and skin-friendly and can be added to skincare and cosmetic products.
- Improve Skin Tone: Carbomer 940 does not make your skin dry or rough at all. They aren’t added for adding any specific benefit to the skin or hair care products as they only play a role in adjusting the consistency and improving the texture of your skin.
How to Use Carbomer (40 powder?
The concentration level should range between 0.1 and 0.5% depending on the kind of consistency or viscosity that is desired in the final product. However, they must be mixed nicely and hydrated to make them effective in formulas. If the pH level of Carbomer-940 powder is increased above 6, Carbomer 940 Powder offers a gel-like appearance to the solution. Inorganic bases such as TEA, KOH, NaOH, etc., can be used to neutralize it while using it in different solutions.
|Raw Material Source:||Acrylic Acid|
|Manufacturing Process:||Acrylic Acid is polymerized to increase its molecular weight and then it is cross-linked with polyacrylic acid which is one of the polymers of acrylic acid.|
|CAS Number:||9003-01-4 or 76050-42-5|
|IUPAC Name:||Poly(acrylic acid)|
|INCI Name:||Carbomer 940|
|Molecular Weight:||72.06 g/mol|
|Boiling Point:||141 °C|
|PH Level:||2.7 to 3.3|
|Grade Standard:||Industrial Grade|
|Shelf Life:||24 months|
|Applications:||Hair gels, hair styling products, lotions, creams, and other cosmetic products contain Carbomer-940 powder.|
CAUTION: It is only meant for external use.
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