question about ingredients

the answer may be a yes/no for this much longer question.

when an ingredient is listed with forward slashes, does that mean it was whichever ingredient was available for the manufacturer at the time?

now obviously "aqua/water/eau" is H2O and not one choice of the three but an ingredient that
is "styrene/acrylates/ammonium methacrylate copolymer", would that be whichever version was available?  like H2O, is it just different name for the same compound?  if it is a slightly different ingredient, would it affect the end result product differently?

sometimes a product seems slightly different from the previous purchase.


  • It's confusing because the slash is used for different reasons. 

    In the case of aqua/water/eau the slash means the ingredient name is aqua or water or eau. 

    In the case of styrene/acrylates/ammonium methacrylate copolymer the slash means the copolymer is made from styrene and acrylates and ammonium methacrylate. 

    I hope that helps!
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