What is Xanthan Gum here for?

kotkot Member, PCF student
I've seen a  few of powdered cleansers two of them have  Xanthan Gum. 
What is Xanthan Gum doing in dry powder formulas, what is it used for in there? Thank you.

BABOR CleansingEnzyme Cleanser 

Ingredients: Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Talc, Cellulose, Maltodextrin, Aqua, Xanthan Gum, Ascorbic Acid, Subtilisin, Lipase.

and 
DR. BARBARA STURM Enzyme Cleanser
Ingredients: Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Talc, Cellulose, Maltodextrin, Water (Aqua), Xanthan Gum, Ascorbic Acid, Subtilisin, Lipase

Comments

  • PharmaPharma Member, Pharmacist
    Haven't you noticed, the two LOI are identical ;) ?
    Maybe to help with lather or it comes from a pre-mix?
    If you switch out talc with zeolith, cellulose with cellulase, and maltodextrin with amylase, then you could use it also for washing your clothes too :D .
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