Acacia Senegal and Xanthan Gum
Acacia Senegal Gum is a 100% natural thickening & stabilising polymer consisting of two thickeners Senegal Gum and Xanthan Gum. Unlike xanthan gum, this combination of two thickeners leads to a polymer that dissolves quickly and leaves a non-sticky & fresh aqueous sensation. Its versatility allows it to be used in every cosmetic application. The benefit of this dual thickener over straight xanthan gum is that it gives a less stringy thickening effect making it able to produce more elegant and cosmetically acceptable products.
This gum can thicken in the presence of salts, surfactants, peroxide and acids. In fact, between 0.6-1% salt is recommended as a viscosity booster. It works between pH 3-12. This thickener is not suitable for products that contain high concentrations of acids or are set at a low pH, it may become too thick to use over time.
- Body Washes
Recommended Use: 0.1 - 3%
Colour: Light Brown