What is Polyacrylamide?

Polyacrylamide is a polymer of acrylamide monomers. In cosmetics and personal care products,

Polyacrylamide is used in the formulation of may product types including skin cleansers, moisturizers, lotions and creams, self-tanning products, makeup, and hair care, and nail care products.

Why Is It Used In Cosmetics and Personal Care Products?

Polyacrylamide dries to form a thin coating on the skin, hair, or nails. When used in hair care products, Polyacrylamide helps hair hold its style by inhibiting the hair’s ability to absorb moisture.

In makeup, Polyacrylamide holds together the ingredients of a compressed tablet or cake. It can also be found in sunscreen products to aid in retaining sunscreen on the skin after immersion in water.

Small Polyacrylamide beads may be used in skin cleansing products as abrasive effects.

Abrasive Ingredients: They are used for abrading, smoothing or polishing, such as emery or pumice

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