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A white fluffy powder which when neutralised creates clear gels and brings consistency and flow enhancement to products. Used in creams, lotions and shower gels imparts a silky feel.

Carbomer is a white fluffy powder which when neutralised creates clear gels and brings consistency and flow enhancement to products. Used in creams, lotions and shower gels imparts a silky feel.


Carbomer is one of the rare ingredients that was formulated for Cosmetic use. Most ingredients were originally intended for other uses and found their way into Cosmetic Use, however Carbomer was always formulated for Cosmetic Use. 

Although not a "natural" product, Carbomer has no documented safety problems and is listed safe by the Cosmetic Independant Review. The Skin Deep database gives Carbomer a Zero Risk. Because of the way Carbomer works, it is very rare for anybody to have any reaction to Carbomer.

Carbomer not only thickens a product, but will bring stability and texture enhancement. By changing the usage level, you can create a stable free flowing product to a very stiff hair gel.

Carbomer always has to be neutralised to work and this is most commonly done with Sodium hydroxide. Once neutralised correctly, Sodium hydroxide will not be present in your final formulation.


Carbomer is usually used between 0.1% and 0.5%.

Carbomer must be thoroughly mixed or hydrated before use, otherwise it will not work properly and has the risk of formation of lumps in the final formulation. Carbomer once fully hydrated is neutralised with Sodium hydroxide to bring the pH to 6 or greater. At this point the Carbomer turns into a Gel structure.

Common Products Carbomer is used in

Skin Gel
Hair Gel
Shower Gel
Face Wash
Moisture Lotion
Moisture Cream


Carbomer is especially formulated for the demands of Cosmetic production and is not intended for internal use. Care should be taken during the neutralisation process to avoid contact with Sodium hydroxide on the skin. 

In order to keep consistancy, sheer (the amount of mixing) of Carbomer based products should be kept the same as viscosity of Carbomer based gels decreases the more Sheer that is given to the final product.

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Carbomer Ingredients

3.2 Mixtures (EC) No 1272/2008 EC No. Registration Number Percentage (by wt.) Name Classification 203-806-2 Not Available From 0.1 to 0.9 percent Cyclohexane Aquatic Acute 1; H400 Aquatic Chronic 1; H410 Asp. Tox. 1; H304 Flam. Liq. 2; H225 Skin Irrit. 2; H315 STOT SE 3; H336 67/548/EC or 1999/45/EC EC No. Registration Number Percentage (by wt.) Name Classification 67/548/EC 203-806-2 Not Available From 0.1 to 0.9 percent Cyclohexane F N Xi R11 R38 R50/53 R65 R67 CARBOPOL® ULTREZ 30 POLYMER                [2014/2/7] P

Carbomer MSDS

Carbomer MSDS can be downloaded by Clicking Here

Carbomer Certificate of Analysis

Generate the certificate of analysis for your purchased product by entering your Batch Number which can be found on the packaging of your product.

Carbomer Allergens Declaration

Generate an allergens declaration for your purchase (essential oils only)

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Free UK Delivery on all Skin & Haircare Products

Our skin and haircare prodcuts are all available with Free Delivery within the United Kingdom. There is no minimum order and delivery will be made within 7 days (if you require a faster delivery, then Next Day and 48 hour delivery options are available).*

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Free Delivery over £50 is available for all products excluding empty Packaging (i.e. bottles and jars) and excludes Highlands and Islands. Free Delivery is on our Saver service and will be delivered within 7 working days. If you require products faster, both Next Day and 48 hour delivery options are available.*

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Saver delivery has a delivery aim of 7 working days. Throughout much of the year it will be delivered much faster than this, but during peak periods delivery can be at the upper end of our delivery times. Saver Delivery has a Fixed Price of £4.95.*

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Next Working Day delivery is available at checkout and is charged at a Fixed Price of £6.95 (Excluding Highlands and Islands which are £7.95). Next Working Day orders need to be placed by 1pm. Working days are classifed as Monday - Friday.*

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Refillable Shower Gel and Shampoo Now Available at our Shop!

Refillable Shower Gel now available at our Shop

If you live close to our shop in Croydon, why not come down and sample our Shower Gel or Shampoo of the month.

Bring your own bottle (please makre sure it is clean) and we can refill it for £5/litre with our Shower Gel or Shampoo of the month (minimum size 200ml).

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