INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - SCLEROTIUM GUM

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

A polysaccharide gum used in personal care products as a natural thickening and gelling agent.

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WHAT IS SCLEROTIUM GUM: Sclerotium gum is a polysaccharide which is produced by the fermentation of filamentous bacterium Sclerotium rolfsii.  It has rheological properties and has high thermal stability, retains skin hydration and is resistant to hydrolysis. It is used as a thickening agent, emulsifying and a stabilizing agent in personal care and cosmetic products.

REVIEW OF SCLEROTIUM GUM:

Name of the Brand/ Organization

Paula's Choice

EWG

CIR

FDA

EU Cosmetics Regulation

Rating/Review

GOOD

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Sclerotium Gum is well known and one of the most reviewed ingredients. Top regulatory bodies likeCIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review thoroughly investigates the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), and EWG (Environmental Working Group Skin Deep is a cosmetic database for ensuring the safety of ingredients being used in personal care products) along with popular skincare brand Paula's Choice have rated it safe for use in cosmetics, personal care products.

 

BENEFITS OF SCLEROTIUM GUM: Sclerotium Gum has the following benefits:

  • Improves the texture of the product: It gives a luxurious feel to the products.
  • Acts as thickening agent: It gives a thick and rich consistency to the product.
  • Acts as a stabilizing agent: It holds the particles in the product formula together, thus acts as an excellent stabilizing agent.
  • Acts as a natural skin moisturizer: Its film-forming property keeps the skin hydrated.

Thus, this ingredient is widely used in personal care products.

CITATIONS/ FURTHER READ

ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY

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