INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - DEHYDROXANTHAN GUM

SUMMARY:  SAFE TO BE USED IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS | APPROVED BY REGULATORY BODIES

A well-known ingredient used in personal care products as an emulsion stabilizer, viscous controlling agent, film-forming agent.

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WHAT IS DEHYDROXANTHAN GUM:  Dehrydoxanthan gum is obtained from fermented polysaccharides. It is used as an emulsion stabilizer, film former, hair fixative, and as a viscosity controlling agent. It is used in products like bath products, makeup, skin and hair care products.

REVIEW OF DEHYDROXANTHAN GUM

Name of Brand/ Organization

Paula's Choice

EWG

CIR

FDA

EU Cosmetics Regulation

Rating/Review

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Dehydroxanthan Gum is one of the most researched and reviewed ingredients. Top regulatory bodies like FDA (Food and Drug Administration ensures the safety, efficacy and security of humans by making sure that cosmetics are safe to use), CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review thoroughly investigates the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), EU Cosmetics Regulation (It ensures the safety of the consumers while using the cosmetic products) and EWG (Environmental Working Group Skin Deep is a cosmetic database for ensuring the safety of ingredients being used in personal care products) have rated it safe for use in cosmetics, personal care products. 

BENEFITS OF DEHYDROXANTHAN GUM: The versatile Dehydroxanthan Gum has the following benefits:

  • Acts as an emulsifying agent: It keeps the oil and water molecules from disintegrating into individual components. It helps in cleansing the accumulated dirt and grime.
  • Controls viscosity: It makes the product thicker and gives it a better, smoother and softer gel-like consistency. This makes the application of the product easier
  • Acts as hair conditioning agent: It enhances the appearance of the hair and makes it softer, shinier and glossier. It also doubles up as a hair fixative as it helps hair hold its style by inhibiting the hair’s ability to absorb moisture.
  •  Acts as a film-forming agent: It forms a thin layer of film over the skin, hair which prevents them from getting damaged due to environmental factors.

CITATIONS/FURTHER READ

ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY  

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