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Print Posted By Safe Cosmetics Australia on 08/25/2016 in Skin Care

Acacia Senegal Gum, what is it and why is in cosmetic?

Acacia Senegal Gum, what is it and why is in cosmetic?

Acacia Senegal Gum also known as gum arabic, acacia gum, chaar gund, char goond or meska

What is it? This natural gum is derived from various species of acacia plant. "Acacia Senegal Gum is the gummy exudate from Acacia senegal and is often referred to by its technical name, gum arabic. Acacia Concinna Fruit Extract is obtained by drying and pulverizing the pods of Acacia concinna."- Cosmetics Info.

How is it used? Usage ranges from 0.001% to 9% in product formulations, it is a natural film former with thickening power that helps the formula to adhere to the skin.

Why did Safe Cosmetics Australia [SCA] accept this chemical as toxic-free? This ingredient has been approved by SCA based on the source of the chemical being a known natural plant that exists in nature; this chemical is widely considered safe and non-toxic.

What is the Australian Government doing? No data or concerns are available – not listed as a priority chemical.

What can Australian’s do? Learn more about this chemical by researching the following links to Government sites & data. Then post your feedback by leaving a reply below.

 Published by: www.safecosmeticsaustralia.com.au

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