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Our database includes 45 products that contain Hydrocolloid.


Hydrocolloid is technically not a cosmetic ingredient. It is a type of material used to dress uninfected wounds. Hydrocolloid is coated with a mix of gelatin, pectin, xanthan gum, carrageenan, and other biopolymers.

Hydrocolloid patches made for treating pimples often have other ingredients, such as tea tree oil, salicylic acid, niacinamide, glycolic acid, and more. Unfortunately, unless a company discloses this information, we won't have a way to know what other ingredients are present.

When hydrocolloid is applied to a wound, the polysaccharides and polymers absorb water to form a gel. These moist conditions help promote wound healing without breaking down cell tissue.

A study from 2021 found Hydrocolloid may aid in scar healing.

Hydrocolloid is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 0.1% of the products in our database containing it.

Community Stats

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

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Dry Sensitive

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Hormonal Acne • Sensitivity • Texture • Dark Spots

Where it's used

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

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.