Pemulen™ TR-1 polymer

INCI Name: Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer

Pemulen™ TR-1 polymer is a high molecular weight, crosslinked copolymer of acrylic acid and a hydrophobic C10-30 alkyl acrylate co-monomer. It is a versatile, non-ethoxylated polymer designed to create stable and mild oil-in-water emulsions at low use levels. It is a great choice for use in many skin care formulations. Pemulen TR-1 polymeric emulsifier should be used with Carbopol® polymers to provide greater thickening properties where higher viscosity emulsions are required.


  • Allows for cold or hot processing enabling flexible processing requirements
  • Can emulsify up to 20% oil by weight within the pH range of 3.0 - 11.0
  • Can emulsify up to 30% oil by weight within the pH range of 4.0 - 5.5
  • Enables formulation of water-resistant oil-in-water emulsions because formulations do not require the use of surfactants
  • Enhanced sensory - light, refreshing and light residue
  • No HLB calculation required when formulating
  • PEG-free


  • Anti-aging Products
  • Body Lotions/Creams/Gels
  • Eye Area Skin Care Products
  • Facial Care Products
  • Hand/Foot Care
  • Sun Care
  • Wipes

Primary Functions

  • Emulsifier