Know Your Ingredients: Xanthan Gum

by Gio


What it is
Xanthan Gum is a powder, cream in color, derived from the fermentation of corn sugar.

What it does
Xanthan Gum is used to prevent the oil and liquidy parts fn products from separating. It also holds together the ingredients of pressed powder products and functions as a thickening agent.
In addition, it acts as a lubricant, which means it gives skin a smooth and soft appearance.

Side effects
Xanthan Gum is generally considered to be safe.


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Vonvon March 26, 2011 - 3:02 pm

I have always wondered what this xanthan gum is every time I read the ingredient list f a product, and as usual, too lazy to look it up. 😉 a nice quick guide! 🙂

beautifulwithbrains March 27, 2011 - 7:56 pm

Vonvon, I’m glad I could help you satisfy your curiosity about this ingredient. 🙂


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