Lotion that balls up

Why do some lotions an sunscreens ball up on my skin?


  • Usually its the acrylic polymer used as a thickener. When the water in the formula evaporates the polymer is less soluble and it kicks out of solution forming little white balls when you rub it in. 
  • Interesting, thanks! Is there anything I can do to minimize or prevent it?
  • No, it's just the nature of the product. 
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