Xanthan Gum (Clear) Powder



Xanthan Gum is a natural gum polysaccharide created through fermentation of sugar (glucose or sucrose) by Xanthomonas campestris bacteria. Xanthan Gum is used as a food additive, and in cosmetics, as a thickener or rheology modifier and emulsion stabilizer. Xanthan Gum produces a large increase in the viscosity of a liquid with the addition of a very small amount of gum. Generally 1%, but as little as 0.1% can be used in many applications. Xanthan Gum is an excellent natural source thickener for lotions, creams, liquid soap, shower gels, body washes and shampoos.

Xanthan Gum Clear is a higher purity, cosmetic grade made without hydration retardants for quicker thickening. It produces the clearest gels.

INCI: Xanthan Gum
Usage Rate: 0.1-2%
Appearance: Off-white Granular Powder
Solubility: Soluble in Water, Insoluble in Oil
Hydration Rate, min: 3.9
Viscosity: 1200-1600 cp (1%KCl)
Low Shear Viscosity: 600-1200 cp
pH (1% Solution): 6.0-8.0

Xanthan Gum (Clear) Powder