Xanthan Gum

INCI: Xanthan Gum

Function: Rheology modifier

Benefits: Enhances texture 

The Science: Xanthan gum is a polysaccharide produced from the fermentation of simple sugars. The bacteria used to achieve this fermentation is Xanthomonas campestris, which gives it its name. It enhances the texture of the formula by gelling the water phase. 

The Story: Xanthan gum helps to thicken formulas.