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gums

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Good
Categories:
Film-Forming/Holding Agents , Texture Enhancer , Plant Extracts

Substances that have hydraitng properties, but that are used primarily as texture enhancers in cosmetics. Some gums have a sticky feel and are used as film-forming agents in hairsprays, while others can have sensitizing potential. Natural thickeners such as acacia, tragacanth, guar, and locust bean are the main types of gums used in cosmetics.

See guar gum

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