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Xanthan Gum has multi-functionality in Pharm.Cosmetic and personal care products:
Hair Colors – Xanthan gum function as high efficient suspending agent to suspends pigments or particles.
Lotions and Creams – Xanthan gum enhances oil in water emulsion stability and provides a light,silky skin-feel.Xanthan Gum is stable in salts and stable in broad PH.
Make-up – Xanthan gum suspends pigments and makes the product easy to apply to the face and eyes.
Shampoos – Xanthan gum prevents separation on storage of anti-dandruff agents(e.g.,zinc pyrithione,selenium sulfide)and silicone conditoning agents.
Shower Gels – Xanthan gum makes the gel easy pumping or easy to apply from the package onto the hands and to the skin.It enhances the quality of the foam.Xanthan is compatible with the surfactants used.
Toothpaste – Xanthan gum produces a glossy,relatively soft paste,which can be packaged in pump dispensers and laminated tubes.Xanthan is compatible with all normal ingredients,including baking soda and the salts used in pastes for sensitive teeth.
Sustained-Release Tablets – Xanthan gum is highly effective as a hydrophilic matrix polymer.This enables high dosage drugs to be formulated in tablets of a resonably small size.When the tablet comes into contact with the stomach liquid,xanthan particles at the surface become hydrated.This creates a viscous layer through with the drug(if soluble)diffuses and is released.The viscous layer is relatively resistant to erosion and the penetration of liquid.This results in the drug being released over an extended period.A further beneficial feature of xanthan is that its properties are similar in gastric and intestinal fluids.
Oral Suspensions – Xanthan gum is used in ready-to-use and suspensions to reduce the sedimentation rate of the active ingredient.