Acacia Senegal Gum


Texture enhancer

Acacia Senegal Gum description

Acacia senegal gum is an herb used in various capacities to enhance the smooth feel or adhesion of a skin care formula; it also functions as a thickening agent, emulsifier, or stabilizer. Research shows it can deliver skin-soothing properties.

Acacia Senegal Gum references

  • Food Science and Biotechnology, April 2019, pages 413-421
  • Bioactive Molecules in Food, January 2019, pages 797-814
  • American Journal of Applied Sciences, September 2013, pages 1,270-1,279
  • Biomacromolecules, 2006, pages 2,637- 2,649
  • International Journal of Toxicology, May 2005, pages 75-118
  •, ePublication

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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