Film-Forming/Holding Agent, Plant Extract, Texture Enhancer


Substances that have hydraitng properties, but that are used primarily as texture enhancers in cosmetics. Some gums have a sticky feel and are used as film-forming agents in hairsprays, while others can have sensitizing potential. Natural thickeners such as acacia, tragacanth, guar, and locust bean are the main types of gums used in cosmetics.