Carbopol® 980 polymer

INCI Name: Carbomer

Carbopol® 980 polymer is a white powder, crosslinked polyacrylic acid that is polymerized in a toxicologically-preferred cosolvent system. It is an extremely efficient rheology modifier capable of providing high viscosity and forms sparkling clear gels or hydro-alcoholic gels and creams. Its short flow, non-drip properties are ideal for applications such as clear gels, hydroalcholic gels, creams, and lotions.


  • High viscosity builder and stabilizer
  • Light skin feel
  • Provides clarity and a high suspending ability in hair gels
  • Short flow rheology characteristics


  • Facial Care Products
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Styling Products

Primary Functions

  • Rheology Modifier
  • Suspending Agent