Acacia Senegal and Xanthan Gum
Our Acacia Senegal Gum is a 100% natural thickening & stabilizing 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.
- Recommended Use: 0.1 - 3%
- Appearance: Powder
- Colour: Light Brown
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