Hydroxypropyl guar is a naturally derived thickener based on guar gum - a natural polysaccharide extracted from the seeds of guar beans. With the exceptional properties of renewable guar gum, this ingredient is ideal for hydrating skincare gel formulations that also are fully compatible with alcohol and glycerine for soap-free antibacterial hand gels.
Formulas with Hydroxypropyl guar deliver a high sensorial fresh feel, combined with a moisturization effect to create superior skin comfort, neither sticky nor dry. In addition, consumers benefit from a thickened gel texture, which lets them better control the amount they use.
The quick hydration of Hydroxypropyl guar reduces manufacturing cycle time (easy-to-formulate, with eco-friendly profile), thus optimizing gel production. In addition, this naturally derived ingredient helps formulators create hydro-alcoholic antibacterial solutions with other moisturizing ingredients such as glycerine to leave skin clean and soft, providing sensory and economic benefits for consumers and formulators.