What it does: emulsion stabilizing, film forming, viscosity controlling
Acrylates/C10-C30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer is a polymer (a chain formed from smaller subunits called monomers) that has big molecules containing acrylic acid units, but it also contains some other monomers that are hydrophobic, i.e. water-hating.
This means that this molecule is part water-loving and part oil-loving, so it not only works as a thickener but also as an emulsion stabilizer. It works well with most cleansing agents (unlike a lot of other thickeners).
Benefits for your hair
This ingredient forms a protective barrier on the scalp, helping to prevent hair from getting damaged from the sun.
Promotes smooth application process
As an emulsifier and viscosity controlling ingredient, Acrylates/C10-C30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer helps to control the thickness of the product, resulting in a smoother application process and a product that feels better to the touch.
Acrylates/C10-C30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer is a great ingredient that helps protect the hair and scalp from getting damaged, and helps to improve application process.