INCI: Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum
Guar gum is derived from the polysaccharide-rich endosperm of the Guar or Cluster bean. It is a water-soluble, non-ionic thickener making it useful in a wide range of products.
Guar gum is mainly used as a thickening agent for water soluble products such as lotions, shampoos, cleansers and conditioners.
It can also act as a very mild emulsifier as it prevents oil droplets form coalescing and helps to stabilize products by prevent solid particles from settling out of solution. Another interesting property it has it as an anti-freeze! Guar acts to retard ice crystal growth so rather useful when shipping goods down south in the winter!
Usage: 0.2 - 2%
Charge: Non Ionic
Method: Slurry in a humectant such as glycerine, proplyene glycol or propanediol before adding to water phase or use high shear.