You can make a gel of almost anything liquid and water or alcohol based with this kit.
The function of an acrylic polymer is to act as an emulsion stabilizer and to adjust viscosity. It can therefore also be classed as a thickening agent. Although it can be used in any type of cosmetic product, it is very often found in gel-like formulas. There are no known side effects to this chemical compound.
Kit includes enough stuff to make about 3 quarts to a gallon of gel, instructions, a nice Domed 8oz and a 2 oz "Cold Creme" type container to put the gel in.