Do Aesop products contain Acrylates Copolymer?

‘Acrylates Copolymer’ is a general title given to a family of ingredients, all with very different properties. The form we utilise is a copolymer of two or more monomers consisting of acrylic acid, methacrylic acid or one of their simple esters, and should not be confused with the plastics used to make plastic beads. 

 We utilise Acrylates Copolymer in Geranium Leaf Body Scrub and Reverence Aromatique Hand Wash, as a gelling agent to ensure the physical exfoliants they contain are dispersed evenly throughout the formulation.

 The Acrylates Copolymer used in these products is biodegradable according to European Commission Directives; and toxicological tests conducted by the manufacturer of this ingredient demonstrate that it poses no risk to aquatic organisms.

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