Ceratonia Siliqua Gum (Locust bean gum, organic)
Locust bean gum is a thickening and stabilising substance which is found in cosmetic products and food.
Only locust bean gum from controlled organic cultivation is used in our products.
Carubin is produced from carob seeds. Locust bean gum is a thickening and stabilising substance which is found in cosmetic products and food. Locust bean gum swells in cold water and forms a sticky solution when heated up to 80 degrees Celsius. After cooling, a sticky product is formed. Locust bean gum is very often found as a natural binding agent in cosmetic products. It is also added to modelling, firming body lotions and moisturising creams.
In cosmetics, locust bean gum is mainly used as a humectant, binding agent, stabiliser and protective substance. It provides moisture and keeps water in the skin and hair.
Locust bean gum makes the skin supple and smooth and forms a protective film on skin, hair or nails when applied. It increases or reduces the viscosity (toughness) of cosmetic products, suppresses or slows down the unwanted inherent odour or taste of a product. It also supports the cohesion of individual product components.
Furthermore, locust bean gum contains many vitamins and minerals such as
Vitamin C; thiamine; riboflavin; niacin; vitamin B6; folic acid; vitamin A and vitamin E
Calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc