Our database includes 4611 products that contain Carbomer.

Comedogenic Rating:   1
Irritancy Rating:   0


Carbomer is a polymer of acrylic acid. Its main role is to create gel consistency within products.

Carbomer is commonly found in many types of cosmetics products. It is found to be safe in concentrations up to 15%. However, a high amount of carbomer can cause pilling or balling up of products. Most products contain 1% of less of carbomer.

People also like: Glycerin, Niacinamide, Caprylyl Glycol

People also dislike: Niacinamide, Parfum, Glycerin

Carbomer is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 15.7% of the products in our database containing it.

Community Stats

90 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Oily Normal

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Dullness • Redness • Dark Spots • Texture

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Combination Dry

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Sensitivity • Hormonal Acne • Texture • Oiliness

Where it's used

Carbomer is most often found as ingredient number 19 within an ingredient list.

Of the 2 products in our database that have a known concentration of Carbomer, we've seen concentrations from 0.1% to 7.8% specified within their ingredient lists.

These are the categories of products that use Carbomer the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 74820
  • EC #:  - / - / - / - / - / -
  • All Functions: Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming, Viscosity Controlling
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.