Dehydroxanthan gum is an all-natural technology providing thickening and suspension properties in a single ingredient. Xanthan gum (the hydrated analog) is a polysaccharide used as a food additive and rheology modifier. It is produced by a process involving fermentation of glucose or sucrose. In cosmetics it is used to prepare water gels usually in conjunction with bentonite clays. Is also used in oil-in-water emulsions to help stabilize the oil droplets against coalescence. It has some skin hydrating properties.
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