Xanthan Gum

Our database has 3188 products that contain Xanthan Gum.


Xanthan gum is used as a stabilizer and thickener within cosmetic products. It helps give products a sticky, thick feeling - preventing them from being too runny.

On the technical side of things, xanthan gum is a polysaccharide - a combination consisting of multiple sugar molecules bonded together.

Xanthan gum is a pretty common and great ingredient. It is a natural, non-toxic, non-irritating ingredient that is also commonly used in food products.

Xanthan Gum is a common cosmetic ingredient, with about 29.49% of the products in our database containing it.

Where it's used

Xanthan Gum is most often found as ingredient number 21 within an ingredient list.

It is currently used 40662 times inside of skincare routines on SkinSort.

These are the categories of products that use Xanthan Gum the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 80699
  • EC #: ¬†234-394-2
  • Ph. Eur. Name: gummi xanthanum
  • All Functions: Binding, Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming, Skin Conditioning, Surfactant, Viscosity Controlling
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.