Below are top thickeners and gelling agents to consider when making organic cosmetic products.
Xanthan Gum: Very popular gum used in thickening lotion, creams and other emulsions
Hydroethyl Cellulose HEC: It is a non-ionic, water-soluble, white free flowing granular powder derived from cellulose (wood). It is a polymer that will allow the creation of crystal clear serums, softer creams and lotions. HEC enhances cleansing systems by enhancing the foam and reducing irritation. Try HEC in hair gels as it will give a soft hold and a lovely hair feel without stickiness…… Continue Reading.