ALGIN (Alginic Acid)
What is Algin?
Also known as alginic acid, It is a polysaccharide obtained from brown seaweed. It is usually found in cell wall of brown algae cell.
Use & Benefits:
Algin has tremendous water absorbing capacity. It swells significantly, approximately hundredfold of its weight when comes in contact with water. It forms a gel-like structure. It also exhibits irreversible thixotrophy. It is used as a binding agent, emulsifier and film forming agent. It also controls the viscosity of any formulation. It is usually used in lotions, sun pre/post care products.