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Xanthan Gum

Rating: good good
INCI name
Alternative names
gummi xanthanum, Corn Sugar Gum, E 415, Xanthan, Xanthum Gum, Xantan Gum
Xanthan gum
INCI function
Emulsion stabilizing, Binding, Gel forming, Viscosity controlling
The INCI function describes solely the purpose of a cosmetic ingredient. It does not reveal its actual effects and skin compatibility. You'll find these and other characteristics below.
  • Rating: average Provides cohesion in cosmetics
  • Rating: average Helps the process of emulsification and improves emulsion stability and shelf-life
  • Rating: average Gives the consistency of a gel (a semi-solid preparation with some elasticity) to a liquid preparation
  • Rating: average Increases or decreases the viscosity of cosmetics
  • Rating: good für zertifizierte Naturkosmetik zugelassen
  • Rating: good Skin tightening effect

Studies, literature and statements on Xanthan Gum

  • Springer Lexikon Kosmetik, page 595

    Bonding agent, emulsion stabilizer, viscosity regulator. Recommended.

  • Körperpflegekunde und Kosmetik, page 149

    Is an anionic, mixed polysaccharide which is produced by fermentation of carbohydrates by bacteria.

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