Acrylates are a synthetic material commonly used to create a smooth and creamy texture and improve the stability and shelf life of skincare products like creams, lotions and gels.


Various (e.x. Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer)


Acrylates are manufactured substances and not found in natural sources.


Acrylates are generally well-tolerated on the skin, but in rare cases, may cause mild irritation or allergic reactions.


Improves Product Texture

Acrylates like Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, are often used as thickening agents to help create a smoother, more creamy texture that improves product application and absorption.

Improves Product Stability

Acrylates, like Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, can be used to prevent the separation of oil and water phases and maintain a consistent texture.

Improves Product Performance 

Acrylates can create a better user experience with improved texture, stability and overall feel. Products with improved user experiences are more likely to be used consistently, which can lead to better skincare results.

Creates Protective Barrier

Some acrylates like Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer, can form a flexible film that locks in moisture.

Creates Water Resistance

Acrylate copolymers can provide water-resistant properties in products like sunscreen and water-proof creams, to help them remain effective even when exposed to water or sweat.