₦1,400.00 – ₦7,000.00
Description: Natural gum derived as an excretion product from bacteriae (Xanthomas campestris), composed of pure natural polysaccharides (sugars) constituted of glucose, mannose & glucuronic acid. Purity >98%, White powder, oderless. Gluten-free. Soluble in cold or warm water.
Xanthan gum may not be an active ingredient, but its use in skincare is significant for product texture and formulation. It is not known to have any toxic or harmful side effects, can be appropriate for use in natural and organic skincare and is thought to have some hydrating benefits for the skin.
- Non-gelling thickener (but binds water) and viscosity enhancer
- Provides volume and enhances foam in surfactants systems
- Stabilizes emulsions
- Has lubricant properties
- Can act as suspending agent
- Pre-hydrated for easy mixing
Use: Dissolve in warm water (ideally sprinkle slowly into water under constant high-speed stirring). Add propylene glycol or butylene glycol to the water phase (3parts glycol,1part xanthan gum) for best dispersion. Also adding up to 0.5% sodium chloride (salt) will increase the thickening effect. Typical use level 0.5-2%. For external use only.
Applications: Shampoos, conditioners, lotions, creams, body washes, shower gels.