gums

Rating:
Good
Categories:
Thickeners/Emulsifiers , Film-Forming/Holding Agents , Plant Extracts
Substances that have water-binding properties, but that are used primarily as thickening agents in cosmetics. Some gums have a sticky feel and are used as film-forming agents in hairsprays, while others can constrict skin and have irritancy potential. Natural thickeners such as acacia, tragacanth, and locust bean are types of gums.

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