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INCI: Xanthan gum

What is Xanthan gum?

Xanthan gum is a polysaccharide secreted by the bacteria Xanthomonas campestris. It is produced by the fermentation of simple sugars. Xanthan gum was discovered by Allene Rosalind Jeanes and her research team in the US. It is available in the form of a white powder, which is odorless and soluble in water. Xanthan gum has a wide variety of applications, such as a food additive, a thickening and emulsifying agent, and in cosmetic products.

Use & Benefits:

Cosmetic and personal care products:
Binder, emulsifier, gel-forming agent, viscosity-controlling agent, surfactant, and skin conditioning agent

Provides binding and gel-forming qualities

Swells significantly and becomes more viscous when mixed with water

Used as a binding agent to hold everything in a compact manner with a minimum requirement of the solvent

Used in products with water or organic solvents to provide the desired thickness, flow, and consistency

Removes dirt/dust/dead bacteria from the skin with the water-loving portion of the molecules

Stabilizes oil-water-containing formulations as an emulsifier
Conditions the skin and makes it smooth

Food industry:
Used as a thickening and stabilizing agent in a wide range of food products

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Step 1: Select a nourishing base compatible with your skin, and your desired moisturization level

Step 2: Complete your treatment with up to four active ingredients for consistent and occasional use.

Step 3: Insert your base and up to four actives ingredients into your Lesielle device to produce a fresh single dose of face cream on demand when you need it.

Complete your routine with a cleanser and other complimentary products and accessories.


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