Gellan Gum


Texture enhancer

No known benefits

Gellan Gum description

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.

Gellan Gum references

  • Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, January 2015, pages 22-36
  • Food Technology and Biotechnology, October 2007, pages 341-354

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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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Not Rated