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Thickening agents, or thickeners, is the term applied to
substances which increase the viscosity of a solution or
liquid/solid mixture without substantially modifying its other
properties. Thickeners may also improve the suspension of
other ingredients or emulsions which increases the stability of the product. Thickening agents are often regulated as food additives and as cosmetics and personal hygiene product ingredients. Thickening agents are widely used in personal hygiene products include viscous liquids such as polyethylene glycol, synthetic polymers such as carbomer (a trade name for polyacrylic acid) and vegetable gums. Some thickening agents may also function as stabilizers when they are used to maintain the stability of an emulsion. Some emollients, such as petroleum jelly and various waxes may also function as thickening agents in an emulsion.

Chemical Name
Coconut Fatty Acid- C-108
Diethylene Glycol Monostearate
Docusate Sodium
Glyceryl Monostearate
Xanthum Gum
Xanthan Gum
Hydroxypropylcellulose (HPC)
Glyceryl Stearate (&) PEG Stearate
Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Ceteareth-20
Glycerol Monoricinoleate
Polyoxyethylene (100) Stearate
PEG-40 Stearate
Polyethylene Glycol Stearate


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