Sclerotium Gum is a water soluble,
nature-derived polysaccharide produced by fermentation of the filamentous
fungus Sclerotium rolfsii. It is a highly versatile ingredient, which improves
the sensory characteristic personal care products. Scleroglucan has rheological
properties, and unlike most natural and synthetic gums, has high thermal
stability, is resistant to hydrolysis and retains skin moisture. Due to its efficiency as a thickening agent,
emulsifier and stabilizer, sclerotium gum is used in numerous cosmetic and
personal care formulations.
Sclerotium Gum can be used in hair, skin and sun care, bath and body
products and color cosmetics.
care: lotions, creams, face masks and packs
care: sun protection lotions
and shower: shower gels and body washes
cosmetics: make-up, mascaras and eyeliners
care: shampoos and conditioners
fluid gels with very high and unique suspension properties
flexibility and tolerance
and exceptional suspension for insoluble solids and oil droplets
effective at low concentrations
emulsifier and foam stabilizer
High thermal stability:
Unlike most natural and synthetic gums, high
temperature has little effect on the viscosity of Sclerotium Gum. Below
10°C (50°F), the solutions have a semi-gelled appearance that can be eliminated
by shaking or heating.
Due to its non-ionic nature, acids and alkalis do not
affect Sclerotium Gum over a wide pH range (2.5 to 12), and so do not most
electrolytes. It is compatible, without synergism, with most of the other
thickeners such as guar gum, locust bean gum, alginate, gelatin, xanthan gum,
carrageenans, and cellulose derivatives. It is also compatible with most widely
used surfactants such as sulfates, sulfonates and quaternary ammonium salts.
Sclerotium Gum is a natural
gum that produces an instant gel base when combined with water. It is a
polysaccharide produced through a fermentation process of Sclerotium rolfsii on a
Sclerotium Gum can also be used as a thickening and
emulsifying agent when making creams. Add to the water phase at 0.2-0.5%.
Adding Sclerotium Gum reduces the amount of oil required in your oil phase, and
the result will be a lighter, lotion-type cream. To make a gel base, use Sclerotium
Gum at 2%.