INGREDIENT GLOSSARY • Thickener

Xanthan Gum

AT A GLANCE

Xanthan Gum

A natural polysaccharide that thickens formulas and helps keep them stable.

Type of Ingredient

Thickener

Why we use it

Xanthan gum is used in small amounts to thicken formulas, turning water into gel. This also helps with emulsions like lotions and creams, giving them a little more stability so they don’t separate like salad dressing.

What it’s in

Liquid Gold, Night Shift

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