Functions as a binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin conditioning agent and a surfactant.
Xanthan keeps emulsions stable over a broad temperature and pH-range. It also assures that lotions flow evenly over time. Xanthan stabilizes the oil phase of creams and lotions and delivers the active ingredients to the skin in a uniform manner. With its high viscosity it effectively suspends insoluble ingredients. It can be used in combination with other thickeners and stabilizers to improve texture, flow behavior, stability and appearance.