- Acts as powerful, ph-sensitive gelling thickener useful for making clear gels
- Stabilizes emulsions
Use: Typical use level 0.1-0.5% depending on the type of formulation desired viscosity. Carbomer must be thoroughly mixed and hydrated. Increasing the pH to >6.0, gives a gel structure. Neutralization can be carried out with inorganic bases such as NaOH or KOH or triethanolamine (TEA). For external use only.Applications: Gel-creams, hair gels, and other gels, lotions, creams.