gellan gum

A plant-derived, high-weight, polysaccharide texture enhancer that also helps keep cosmetic formulas stable during storage and usage. It is produced via fermentation and then purified for use in cosmetics. 

References for this information:
Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, January 2015, pages 22-36
Food Technology and Biotechnology, October 2007, pages 341-354

See polysaccharide gums

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