Carbopol® Aqua SF-2 polymer

Cleansing Hair-Care Skin-Care

Thickening, suspension and high clarity of surfactant systems at low pH levels typical of food grade preserved cleansing systems

Carbopol® Aqua SF-2 polymer is an acrylates crosspolymer, liquid rheology modifier for high clarity surfactant cleansing formulations at moderately low pH (range 4 to 6) while also providing elegant flow, viscosity build, and suspension of eye-catching insoluble ingredients. It enables formulations to use food grade preservatives such as sodium benzoate. Offering high clarity and superior suspension in the 4 to 6 pH range, formulators can display colorful beads, sparkling pearls, and exfoliating scrubs while also enabling "preservative-free" and "skin neutral pH" claims in clear bath gels, shampoos, and cleansers.    

Function: <a href='/Personal-Care/Products/Product-Finder?ingredientType=Functional&functions=Rheology Modifier'>Rheology Modifier</a>&nbsp;/&nbsp;<a href='/Personal-Care/Products/Product-Finder?ingredientType=Functional&functions=Thickener'>Thickener</a>

INCI Name: Acrylates Crosspolymer-4

Recommended Use level: ​Recommended use level is 4 to 10 wt% as supplied

  • Builds formulations that have exceptional suspension power, enabling striking visuals and other benefits
  • Easy-to-use liquid form for lower processing costs
  • Elegant rheology with smooth, honey-like flow
  • Enhances pearlization appearance to improve the visual appeal of pearlizing additives in surfactant-based systems
  • Excellent clarity in low pH applications allowing for appearance versatility
  • High suspension and stabilization of insoluble ingredients enabling formulation versatility
  • Very clear surfactant formulations at pH 4 to 6 allowing for natural preservatives to be used