* Stabilizer and thickening agent
Sclerotium Gum is a gel-like thickening agent used in cosmetics and beauty products because of its versatile properties. According to Auroma.com
, it is a polysaccharide produced through a fermentation process (basically fermented sugar) and can be used to reduce the level of oil required in formulas, has natural skin soothing and smoothing properties, and is also used in hair products as a conditioning agent. According to the Cosmetics Database
, Sclerotium Gum is emulsion stabilizing and viscosity controlling as well. It is used in cosmetics to prevent pigments from separating.
Safety Measures/Side Effects:
The Cosmetics Database
finds Sclerotium Gum to be 99% safe and a low hazard ingredient. It is generally considered to be natural and soothing, and no studies were found that listed adverse or negative side effects regarding this ingredient.
Recommended Products w/ Sclerotium Gum:
Jurlique’s Biodynamic Beauty Refining Treatment
, Juice Organics Brightening Facial Serum
, Rare2B Restorative Night Cream
, Juice Beauty Green Apple Body Peel
, Nude Moisture Balance
, Abrione Hydrodynamic Facial Masque