Biosaccharide Gum-1
生物糖膠-1, 生物糖 膠-1

【Biosaccharide Gum-1】

Rating: GOOD
Benefits: Hydration, Soothing
Categories: Film-Forming Agent, Texture Enhancer, Humectant

* Naturally-derived complex sugar with humectant properties
* Forms a flexible film on skin’s surface
* Improves product texture and sensory properties of its finish
* Made via bacterial fermentation

Biosaccharide gum-1 is a complex sugar (polysaccharide) typically obtained via bacterial fermentation. It’s used in cosmetics for film-forming and texture-enhancing properties but also has humectant (water-binding) and soothing properties on skin.

Along with improving texture, biosaccharide gum-1 can help reduce a sticky, tacky finish, replacing it with a smoother feel. It’s compatible within a broad pH range and “plays well” with countless ingredients, making it a versatile tool in a cosmetic chemist’s bag of tricks.

The usage levels of biosaccharide gum-1 in cosmetics ranges from 0.5–8% when supplied as a gel (although 6% was the maximum reported used in this ingredient’s safety assessment). When supplied in concentrated powder form, lower amounts of 0.1–1% suffice. This ingredient is considered safe for use in cosmetics.

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