Lubrizol Life Science Beauty has launched Carbopol SC-800, a polymer designed to make stabilizing challenging-to-thicken cleansers easier.
The US firm says the rheology modifier solution for mild and sulfate-free formulations is ideal for shower gels, shampoos and facial cleansers.
“Carbopol SC-800 polymer has the best thickening efficiency, clarity and suspension properties in studies comparing it to other hydrophobically-modified polymers,” said a Lubrizol spokeswoman.
“This allows formulators the versatility to create unique aesthetics in their skin cleansing formulations, including suspending natural beads, scrubs and other cleansing elements with ease and confidence,” she added.
Lubrizol says foam generation studies show the polymer does not negatively impact foam quality, both in the foam volume generated and its foam morphology.
As a result, it added, formulations have the lather quality consumers look for in rinse-off beauty solutions.