Binding,Emulsifying,Emulsion stabilizing,Gel-forming,Viscosity controlling
Xanthan gum is a multi-functional ingredient that originates from fermented sugars.
This natural ingredient can act as a viscosity-building agent in water-based systems, which means that it will thicken products like lotions and creams. It is also used as a gelling agent. This means the xanthan gum will create a thickened, transparent gel material when added to water.
In addition, xanthan gum is also an excellent stabilizer, so it works well to hold other ingredients together. In the case of products made using emulsion chemistry, like lotions, for example, the xanthan gum makes the wide range of ingredients less likely to separate over time.