Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum Good Texture enhancer Hydration Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum at a glance A natural thickening agent and viscosity-enhancing ingredient that helps improve formulary textures Known for providing a non-sticky, soft, velvety after-feel Can also lend hydrating properties Obtained by grinding the endosperm of seeds of the Caesalpinia spinosa tree Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum description _Caesalpinia spinosa_ gum (sometimes also referred to as “tara gum” or “Peruvian carob”) is a natural thickening agent and viscosity-enhancing ingredient that helps improve formulary textures. It is obtained by grinding the endosperm of seeds of the _Caesalpinia spinosa_ tree, native to South America. _Caesalpinia spinosa_ gum is also categorized as a polysaccharide (complex sugar) that is hydrating for skin. Cosmetic suppliers of this ingredient tout its ability to provide a “non-sticky, non-stringy, and smooth feel to formulations.” It is also described as providing a soft, velvety after-feel. Suppliers suggest ideal concentration levels ranging between 0.1 to 2%. As a raw material, it’s an odourless, white powder that is water soluble and noted for its wide compatibility with other ingredients. _Caesalpinia spinosa_ gum has been deemed safe by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel.