Monday, October 27, 2008Cosmetics glossary

Film Forming Agent

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Film forming agents produce a continuous film on skin, hair, or nails.

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Among film forming agents:
• Acetylcitrate of tributyle (Acetyl Tributyl Citrate)
• Polymers of acrylates and acrylamides
• Waxes (beeswax: Cera Alba, candellila, Carnauba …)
• Cellulose and derivatives (acetates, nitrates …)
• Chitosan and derivatives
• Resin
• Resins and gums
• Polyquarterniums

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