INGREDIENT GLOSSARY • Thickener

Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6

AT A GLANCE

Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6

A plastic-free polymer that thickens and stabilizes gel formulas.

Type of Ingredient

Thickener

Why we use it

Polyacrylate crosspolymer-6 is a key component of Soft Touch AHA’s formula. To get a thick serum or gel texture, you need a thickener; however, most thickeners only function in a narrow pH range (right around pH 7 or neutral). To ensure the mandelic acid functions at its peak performance, Soft Touch has a pH of around 3.4 - much too low for most thickeners, but not for PC-6. It gives Soft Touch its lovely serum consistency without interfering with the formula.

What it’s in

Soft Touch AHA

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