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Cargill Beauty’s Actigum™ Range – Polyvalent thickeners, 100% sourced from wheat and sugar beet.



We are delighted to share Cargill Beauty’s Actigum™ range of Sclerotium gums, the biopolymers to thicken, suspend and stabilise formulations whilst providing an excellent sensorial effect. 
Sclerotium gum is produced by aerobic sugar fermentation with the fungi Sclerotium rolfsii. Thanks to its unique triple helix structure, scleroglucan provides superior thickening capacity and greater stability, making it the ideal nature-derived thickener and stabiliser for formulations with a smooth and soft texture. 
Formulating with Actigum™ offers a premium experience to consumers and allows for a broad palette of textures to be created, from sprayable fluids to creams, gels and serums. 
Key points of Actigum™: 

  • Suspending and stabilising properties.
  • Smooth, fresh and lightweight feel.
  • Sourced from renewable European, non-GMO feedstock source.
  • COSMOS approved.
  • Broad compatibility and highly stable.
  • Translucent to transparent in colour.
  • Stable at pH 3 – 12. 

Actigum™ CS 11 QD (INCI: Sclerotium Gum)
Actigum™ CS 11 QD is an easy-to-use powder which can be processed hot or cold. Being non-ionic, it is highly compatible with electrolytes, surfactants, alcohol and preservatives. The usage level is 0.1 – 1.0%.

Actigum™ VSX 20 (INCI: Sclerotium Gum & Xanthan Gum)
Actigum™ VSX 20 is a slightly anionic, easy-to-use powder. It uses a combination of the Scleroglucan’s triple helix structure and the double helix structure of Xanthan, creating a supra-molecular architecture. The usage in formulations is 0.1 – 2.0% and it can be processed by hot or cold process. 

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