Why does or how does it irritate the skin?
Based on the reports we have found, reactions to this ingredient are rare. Still there is an increase in allergies to acrylates because of the increased exposure through dental fillers, nail styling, eye lash extensions etc. once sensitized to acrylates, one can have a reaction to this ingredient in cosmetics. One source explains a possible mechanism: “ The products containing acrylic polymers are relatively inert. However, sometimes active monomer particles are still released from polymer structures and are thought to act as haptens. They trigger allergic responses …” (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8501444/)
Thank you for an in-depth explanation!