Rheology Modifiers: Hydrocolloids

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Adventures in Cosmetic Chemistry
Issue 11, 2019

by Susan Barclay Nichols
e-Zine (PDF, 1037KB)
74 pages

Oh wow! 25,902 words and 74 pages long, this e-zine is all about hydrocolloids, natural and modified starches and gums we use as rheology modifiers to thicken or gel so many products, including lotions, surfactant based cleansers, and facial products.

This is the first e-zine of a series on rheology modifiers in which we’ll learn what rheology modifiers are, then learn about this specific category that includes Xanthan Gum, guar gum, locust bean gum, carrageenan, gellan gum, and so many more, including mixtures like Siligel and Solagum AX. We’ll take a look at what they do in our products, then create a few formulas including a lotion and thickened body wash and cleanser.

As a bonus, I’m including my new hydrocolloid rheology modifier chart with the download of the e-zine as my thanks for supporting the blog this year!

    This e-Zine is published in English and is not available in any other languages.  This e-Zine is in PDF format and it is sent as a digital download.  It is not available in any other format and not available except as a digital download.

    About the author

    Susan Barclay Nichols lives in the Fraser Valley, B.C., Canada.  She stumbled upon a recipe for bath bombs and became obsessed with creating bath and body products. This is when her extreme interest in chemistry began. 

    In 2009, she started Point of Interest, a bath and body products blog to share her love of creating products. Her favorite hobbies – other than creating bath and body products – include sewing, trivia, criticizing and correcting people’s grammar and spelling, and striving to achieve expert status on bass in Rock Band 3. She lives with her wonderful husband, Raymond and their adorable dog, Sasja.

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