Extraordinary XG is a multifunctional natural polymer derived from Xanthan Gum. Extraordinary XG is a trademark of The Herbarie. This ingredient makes a clear gel product--instantly--with no neutralization required.
Extraordinary XG can be used for leave-on skin care as a gel, serum, or as part of an emulsion. The skin-feel is smooth and soft.
Extraordinary XG can also be used for hair care to provide outstanding, long-lasting hold under highly humid conditions, without the tack and flaking often associated with gels. We recommend this ingredient as a substitute for carbomer and PVP in hair styling formulas.
Extraordinary XG is suitable for use in gels, serums, glazes, spray gels, mousses, creams/lotions, pomades and other styling aids.
The recommended usage for this lightweight powder is 0.2% - 2.0%. Usage at 1% will provide a very thick gel. This xanthan gum derivative is truly extraordinary!
--Multi-functional: Fixative and thickener/suspending agent
--Ease of use: easily dispersed into room temperature water with no neutralization required
--Quickly recovers viscosity following high shear
--Good suspending ability
--Soft, smooth feel
--Superior feel without tackiness
--Long lasting hold under high humidity (retains 95% curl retention after 24 hours at 70F)
--Ease of detangling and combing (less mechanical damage)
--Soluble in water and ethanol (less than 30%).
--Optimum formulation pH: 4.5 - 6.0. As pH decreases, gel clarity is reduced.
--As pH increases slightly, gel clarity is improved.
--Anionic - compatible with silicones, propylene glycol, glycerin, disodium EDTA, tetrasodium EDTA, sodium phosphate, some cationic polymers, acrylate polymers, polyurethane polymers, PVP, native xanthan gum, hydroxyethylcellulose, fatty alcohols, nonionic emulsifiers. XG is not compatible with most surfactants and is not recommended as a thickener for shampoo/body wash.
--Salt can adversely effect gel.
--Paraben based preservatives may reduce viscosity. Liquid Germall Plus is the recommended preservative.
--Homogenization can improve the gel texture and clarity. A homogenization speed of 300-600 rpm is recommended.
--Good UV stability
Formulation Guidelines: No heating required. No neutralization required. To make a gel, follow typical hydrocolloid dispersion procedures: While room temperature, deionized or distilled water is being stirred and is moving, slowly sprinkle powder into moving water. Particles must be sifted/separated to avoid conglomeration and â€œfish eyesâ€. Continue to stir as product thickens into a gel consistency.
INCI Name: Dehydroxanthan Gum
Recommended percentage: 0.5% - 2.0%.
Physical Form: Free-flowing white powder
Viscosity (1% solution): 30,000
Viscosity (2% solution): 50,000
pH 1% solution: 5