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CAS Number 9003-11-6
Chem/IUPAC Name: Oxirane, methyl-, polymer with oxirane (11;21)
COSING REF No: 80128
Poloxamer 124 is a type of nonionic surfactant that is commonly used in cosmetics and personal care products. This water-soluble polymer helps in emulsifying and stabilizing formulations, improving the texture, and enhancing the appearance of products. Poloxamer 124 is often used in skincare products such as creams, lotions, and serums, as well as in some makeup products and hair care products. It is known for its ability to create a smooth, silky texture and its non-irritating and non-sensitizing properties. The chemical formula of Poloxamer 124 is C5H10O2.

What is POLOXAMER 124 used for?

Poloxamer 124 is a versatile ingredient used in a wide range of cosmetics and personal care formulations due to its texture-enhancing and emulsifying properties. It is often added to products like creams and serums to create a smooth and silky texture and to improve the overall appearance and feel of the product. Additionally, Poloxamer 124 can help to solubilize and stabilize other ingredients in make up and hair care formulations. Poloxamer 124 is also known for its non-irritating and non-sensitizing properties, making it suitable for use in products designed for sensitive skin.


Poloxamer 124 is synthesized by the polymerization of propylene oxide and ethylene oxide, resulting in a block copolymer with a hydrophobic polypropylene oxide segment and a hydrophilic polyethylene oxide segment. This ingredient appears as a white to off-white, waxy solid.

What does POLOXAMER 124 do in a formulation?

  • Emulsifying
  • Surfactant

Safety Profile of POLOXAMER 124

Poloxamer 124 is a safe ingredient and has a very low toxicity profile. It is non irritating and non-comedogenic, so it does not cause any sensitivity issues or acne. However, a patch test should be performed. Additionally, since it is a synthetic ingredient, it is generally considered vegan and halal.

POLOXAMER 124 Technical profile

Property Values
Melting Point 50-60°C
pH 7.0
Solubility Highly soluble in water
Viscosity Low

Commercial Selection : Grades containing solely POLOXAMER 124

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