Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum



Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum at a glance

  • Natural polysaccharide extracted from cluster bean seeds of the tamarind tree
  • Adds thickening and gelling properties to create smooth textures
  • Other functions include emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent, and humectant
  • “Upcycled” skin care ingredient when it is salvaged as a byproduct of tamarind fruit pulp waste

Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum description

Natural polysaccharide that adds thickening/gelling properties which create more aesthetically pleasing, smooth textures. May also function as an emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent, and humectant.

Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum references

  • Sumitomo Pharma Food & Chemical Co. (supplier info), Accessed July 2022, ePbulication
  • Polymers, February 2021, pages 1-11
  • Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies, December 2020, ePublication
  • Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, September 2018, pages 398-408
  • Cosmetic Ingredient Review, October 2015, pages 1-87

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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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