Xanthan Gum is an excellent, sugar based, natural thickener for emulsions and cleansing systems. It is a polysaccharide produced through a bio-fermentation process of Xanthamonas campestris and sucrose or glucose. The result is a powder that readily swells water to enhance stability and viscosity, using small amounts. Because Xanthan Gum creates a gel, with water, it offers a smooth glide to creams and lotions and improves their stability, even acting as an emulsifier, to some degree. Because Xanthan Gum is used at very small amounts it offers an inexpensive solution to keeping your products natural while being very cost effective. When Xanthan Gum is used as a thickener, in face and body wash products, it will thicken, efficiently, without jeopardizing the foam.
One of the few, and better, choices when working with the Lactylates in cleansers. With Xanthan Gum you can thicken these systems without losing the natural appeal. Due to the sugar backbone, Xanthan Gum offers some skin hydration properties.
Appearance: Light Beige Free Flowing Powder
Storage: Tightly Sealed, Cool > 75F / Dry
Shelf: 60 Months when Properly Stored / Handled