Hydrolyzed Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum 


Texture enhancer

Hydrolyzed Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum  at a glance

  • Thickening agent and viscosity-enhancing ingredient that helps improve formulary textures 
  • Known for providing a non-sticky, soft, velvety after-feel 
  • May also lend hydrating properties 
  • Obtained by hydrolyzing the seeds of the Caesalpinia spinosa tree

Hydrolyzed Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum  description

Hydrolyzed _Caesalpinia spinosa_ gum is a thickening agent and viscosity-modifying ingredient that helps improve formulary textures for better aesthetics. It may also possess properties that can enhance skin hydration. _Caesalpinia spinosa_ gum is obtained by grinding the endosperm of seeds of the _Caesalpinia spinosa_ tree.  The hydrolyzed version of _Caesalpinia spinosa_ gum is a derivative by method of hydrolysis. Cosmetic suppliers of _Caesalpinia spinosa_ gum 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. Hydrolyzed _Caesalpinia spinosa_ gum has been deemed safe by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel.  Their report surveyed products containing up to 0.4% (high concentrations aren’t necessary for this ingredient to do its job).

Hydrolyzed Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum  references

  • UL Prospector, Accessed January 2022, ePublication 
  • Cosmetics, June 2019, pages 1-13 
  • International Journal of Toxicology, 2015, pages 35S-65S 
  • Polysaccharides: Bioactivity and Biotechnology; Springer International Publishing, 2015, pages 1,867-1,892.

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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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