Carbopol® Ultrez 20 polymer

Cleansing Hair-Care Skin-Care
China Compliant -Formerly CFDA Halal

The superior self-wetting rheology modifier with best-in-class electrolyte tolerance and clarity

Carbopol® Ultrez 20 polymer is a white powder, hydrophobically-modified cross-linked acrylate copolymer. This polymer offers many substantial benefits for formulators and marketers of personal care products. Carbopol Ultrez 20 polymer is exceptionally easy to use as it self-wets and disperses within minutes. This rheology modifier and stabilizer also provides electrolyte tolerance and unique sensory benefits in formulations. It can be used in systems with moderate surfactant content, making it an ideal choice for shampoos, body washes, gels, lotions, and creams.

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=Suspending Agent'>Suspending Agent</a>&nbsp;/&nbsp;<a href='/Personal-Care/Products/Product-Finder?ingredientType=Functional&functions=Thickener'>Thickener</a>

Ingredient Name: <div class="ExternalClass74BAEB3F7F99460EAACFE2F15BC51CEF">Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer </div>

Recommended Use level: ​Recommended use level is 0.1 to 1.0 wt% as supplied

  • Demonstrates great stability with surfactant active levels of 10 wt%
  • Effective across a broad pH range, allowing formulation flexibility
  • Excellent electrolyte tolerance makes it well suited for formulations containing higher levels of botanical ingredients or humectants such as Sodium PCA
  • Provides a rich creamy skin feel during the rubout phase after applying oil-in-water based creams and lotions
  • Provides exceptional clarity in various systems including hydroalcoholic gel formulations
  • Rapid wetting and improved swelling time without need for agitation, reducing processing time and costs
  • Suspends and stabilizes beads, microcapsules and exfoliants while maintaining product stability