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Xanthan Gum

*Also Called: Polysaccharide, Corn Sugar Gum, Goma Xantana

Cosmetic / Ingestion Purposes:

Skin Conditioning, Viscosity Controlling, Emulsion Stabilization, Binding Agent, Surfactant, Gel Forming

Ingredient Analysis

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Xanthan Gum

What does it do? What is it used for? Read further to learn how Organna CBD uses this ingredient to compliment our product offerings.

in simple terms,

Used primarily as a stabilizing agent, Xanthan Gum is believed to help with diabetes, constipation, dry eye, and other conditions

How safe is 

Xanthan Gum

Xanthan Gum rated a 1 of 10. This ingredient is considered low hazard and SAFE! Organna CBD only uses All-Natural ingredients in the formulation of our products.

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Let's dive a little deeper...

Xanthan gum is one of the most commonly utilized emulsion stabilizers. Small amounts can act as a thickening agent and turn runny products more gel-like. When Xanthan gum is used alone, it may cause the formula to become sticky. Still, it works harmoniously when combined with other thickeners and rheology modifiers. The standard use level of Xantha Gum is below 1%, usually in the 0.1-0.5% range. 

Xanthan gum is all-natural, a chain of sugar molecules delivered from particular sugar molecules via fermentation. It's approved by Ecocert and used in the food industry (E415). 

Xanthan Gum is like the unsung hero in the world of cosmetics. It's a versatile ingredient derived from the fermentation of sugar with the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris. In the cosmetic realm, Xanthan Gum plays multiple roles to enhance the overall product experience.


Texture and Viscosity: Xanthan Gum is a natural thickener, giving cosmetics a smooth and gel-like consistency. It helps create stable emulsions, preventing the separation of oil and water in formulations.

Stabilizer: It acts as a stabilizer for emulsions, ensuring that the water and oil components remain well-blended. This is particularly useful in creams, lotions, and other emulsion-based products.

Suspension Agent: If a cosmetic product contains particles like pigments or exfoliants, Xanthan Gum helps suspend these particles evenly throughout the formulation, preventing settling.

Film Former: Xanthan Gum can form a thin, flexible film on the skin, providing a smooth and velvety feel. This film also helps lock in moisture, contributing to the hydrating properties of the product.


Xanthan Gum is a white powder that's highly soluble in water. It has a neutral odor and doesn't interfere with the fragrance of the final cosmetic product. Its versatility makes it a popular choice among formulators looking to achieve specific texture and stability goals.


Skincare Products: Xanthan Gum is often found in creams, lotions, and moisturizers due to its ability to create a luxurious and stable texture.

Haircare Products: It's used in shampoos and conditioners to enhance their viscosity and provide a silky feel.

Makeup Products: Xanthan Gum is incorporated into various makeup formulations such as foundations, BB creams, and eyeliners to achieve the desired consistency and prevent separation of ingredients.

Masks and Exfoliants: In products like face masks or exfoliating scrubs, Xanthan Gum helps distribute active ingredients evenly and improves the overall texture.

Natural and Organic Cosmetics: Xanthan Gum is a popular choice in natural and organic cosmetic formulations as it's derived from fermented sugars, making it a more sustainable option compared to some synthetic thickeners.

So, next time you indulge in your favorite skincare or makeup routine, remember that Xanthan Gum might be working behind the scenes to give you that delightful texture and performance.

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