Natural Cosmetic Thickeners: Flaxseed Gum in the Cosmetic Industry

Natural Cosmetic Thickeners: Flaxseed Gum in the Cosmetic Industry

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Abstract:

Flaxseed gum belongs to non-ionic polymer polysaccharide gum, which is a new type of food additive extracted from flaxseed shells or flaxseed. As one of the important natural cosmetic thickeners, flaxseed gum has effects of skincare, beauty and health care, so the market potential for development and application in the pharmaceutical, daily-use chemical and textile industries is huge.

As the current demand for cosmetic consumption is growing rapidly, regardless of gender, therefore, more efforts can be made to study the application of flaxseed gum in the cosmetics industry.

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1. What is Flaxseed Gum

New natural hydrocolloid - flaxseed gum is a new food additive extracted from flaxseed shell or flaxseed. Flaxseed gum is a non-ionic polymer polysaccharide gum, generally white to beige powder or yellow granular crystals (pure flaxseed gum is white powder).

2. Flaxseed Gum Solution Functional Properties

Flaxseed gum has thickening, gelling, emulsifying, stabilizing and water-holding properties and other functional properties are widely used in the food industry.

As one new natural cosmetic thickener, flaxseed gum has effects on skincare, beauty and health care, it also has a very great potential for development in the pharmaceutical, daily chemical and textile industries.

3. Natural Cosmetic Thickeners: Flaxseed Gum in the Cosmetic Industry

As a new natural cosmetic thickener with a moisturizing function, flaxseed gum has a strong competitive edge.

3.1 In the field of cosmetics, flaxseed gum has the potential for broad application prospects. Some experiments have shown that its gum solution can be used to prepare hairdressing finishing styling agent, which can improve the nature of hair styling agent, which can make the hair elastic, shiny and long styling time after use.

3.2 In the mask, it can enhance its effect of absorbing dirt to the skin, the viscosity of the gel and other main materials in the mask can be well matched to enhance the toughness and adhesion of the mask and improve the film-forming effect.

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3.3 In detergents and skin creams containing protective colloids, flaxseed gum can make the emulsion stable, increase its viscosity, promote its ductility, and can enhance the smoothness of the skin, but also easy to form a protective skin film.

3.4 In the production of bath, hair lotion products, flaxseed gum can be used as a foam stabilizer

3.5 In skin care, emollient products, high-purity flaxseed gum has excellent moisturizing properties, and it is very cost-effective.

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4. Summary

In conclusion, for different products, different ratios of flaxseed gum can make emollient, shampoo, hairdressing products to obtain certain special properties that people want to achieve. Among many natural cosmetic thickeners, flaxseed gum has excellent performance.

It is worth pointing out that because flaxseed gum is a pure natural plant extract, non-toxic and harmless to the human body and the environment, is a typical "green" product.

The use of flaxseed gum is in line with environmental requirements and the mainstream trend of people returning to nature, is conducive to human health products, and the current demand for cosmetic consumption (both men and women) are growing rapidly, therefore, more efforts can be made to study the application of flaxseed gum in the cosmetics industry, so as to promote the development of China's industrialization of flaxseed gum.

Flaxseed Gum Applications and Development Prospects (2)
Flaxseed Gum Applications and Development Prospects

Flaxseed gum can be used in meat products, bakery products, margarine, cosmetics, health care products, etc.

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