Xanthan Gum is a polysaccharide derived from the fermentation of carbohydrates. Xanthan Gum is derived from glucose or corn syrup.
Xanthan Gum is used as a binder, emulsion stabilizer, emulsifying surfactant, as well as an aqueous viscosity increasing agent in cosmetics and personal care products because of its capability to hold water, enhance freeze-thaw stability, and improve shelf life and help with the stabilization of a product.
It is also thought to have skin-conditioning properties.
Xanthan gum used in Soaphoria products is sourced with respect to the environment and sustainable development.