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Natural Moisturizing Sugar & SPF Enhancer
Part Number: HUM-GALCTAR-01
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Description: Natural, multifunctional polysaccharide (polymeric sugar called Arabinogalactan) obtained from the Eastern Larch Tree (larex larcinia) heartwood from trees which are grown in the United States. Offers multiple functional benefits for skin care and sun care products. Composed of 90-100% Galactoarabinan  and 5-10% of water. Molecular weight 20,000 Daltons. Viscosity in 5% water: 5.0 CPS. Off-white to tan powder, slightly aromatic. Soluble in water.

CAS: 9036-66-2, 7732-18-5

INCI Name: Galactoarabinan

  • Reduces transepidermal water loss (TEWL) & provides long lasting moisturization
  • Improves skin appearance & decreases appearance of superficial fine lines
  • Reduces emulsion particle size to enhance emulsion uniformity and promote stability
  • Facilitates uniform aqueous dispersion of pigments and particulate materials
  • Demonstrates SPF enhancement of sunscreens by smaller droplet size of emulsion & improved pigment dispersion (depending on the type and concentration of sunscreens used in a formula, the SPF can be increased by 25-55% by adding 5% of galactoarabinan).

Use: Add to the water phase of formulas and mix well. Typical use level 0.5-2%. For SPF enhancement & skin-tightening 5%. For external use only.

Applications: Anti-wrinkle & anti-aging moisturizing lotions, creams, & serums. Sun care products, makeup products & other color cosmetics.

Country of Origin: USA

Raw material source: Extracted from the Eastern Larch Tree (larex larcinia) heartwood from trees which are grown in the United States

Manufacture: Galactoarabinan is produced from extract derived from the heartwood of the Eastern Larch Tree (larex larcinia). The pressate extract is purified, concentrated, decolorized, treated by water (ion exchange) and then spray dried.

Animal Testing: Not animal tested

GMO: GMO free

Vegan: Yes

Documents: SDS, Fact Sheet, Sample Recipe, Certificate of Analysis

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