Gums / Polymers are used in cosmetics to gel water.  Every gum is a little different.  Please review individual gum pages to determine which is best suited to your application.
  • Gums may be used to create serums by mixing with only water and water soluble ingredients
  • Gums may also be used to enhance the glide, thickness, and stability of emulsions
  • Gums may also be used to suspend particles in surfactant systems
  • Natural Gums create beautiful serums which are opaque, gelled, and smooth.
As a general rule, it is best to add any gums to room temperature water, with high shear mixing, and allow hydration before heating.  Many find it easiest to hydrate their gum phase and then add that to the other water phase prior to heating.

Take careful notes once you have finalized your product to make sure that you can re-produce your product to match your trials as the process can have a dramatic impact on the final product and the process should be repeated for consistency.
Gums / Polymers Wholesale Products
Carbomer 940
INCI: Carbomer
$3.65  -  $ 432.78
INCI: Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride
$3.12  -  $ 1135.17
INCI: HydroxyEthylCellulose
$3.12  -  $ 434.61

INCI:  Irish Moss (Carageenan) Chondrus crispus

$4.02  -  $ 805.17
INCI: Polyquaternium-10
$6.11  -  $ 914.66
INCI: Sclerotium Gum
$3.90  -  $ 1054.47
Xanthan Gum
INCI: Xanthan Gum
$3.56  -  $ 319.62

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