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Identity Profile: Biosaccharide Gum-4

Commonly known as: Biosaccharide gum-4.
I.N.C.I. list name: Biosaccharide Gum-4.
Extraction process: Bacterial fermentation of plant-based sorbitol and autolytic yeast extract.
Source: Biotechnological.
Botanical name: /
Family: /
Part of the plant extracted: /
Provenance, origin: France.
Chemical characteristics: Molecular weight: 200,000 Da; pH: 3.0 - 9.0; Soluble in water, glycerin, glycols, and 20% alcohol.
Characteristics: Aqueous true solution emulsion.
Dosage required in cosmetic products: Recommended dosage: between 0.5% and 5%.
Function: Skin maintenance agent.
Properties: Hair conditioner, film-forming, moisturizing, protective.
Benefits: All skin typologies; All hair types.

Details

Properties

  • Hair Conditioner: Preventing the deterioration of the hair fiber by constructing a protective polysaccharide matrix on the surface of the hair;

  • Filmogenic Protective Layer: Minimizing the penetration into the skin of pro-oxidant stress factors (such as atmospheric and domestic pollution, smoking, etc.) associated with premature aging, thereby limiting the risk of biological damage by forming a non-occlusive adherent biofilm, or "second skin" effect, on the surface of the epidermis, while providing a soft and comfortable sensation;

  • Moisturizer: Keeping the skin hydrated and providing long-lasting hydration to the skin by creating a protective physical film on the surface of the epidermis, minimizing transepidermal water loss.

Applications

  • Facial Care (facial serums, facial creams, facial masks, sun care products);

  • Body Care (hand creams);

  • Hair Care (shampoos, hair serums);

  • Makeups (foundations, primer bases).

Method of Preservation

Store in a dry place, protected from direct sunlight, air, heat, and humidity.

Contraindications, Usage Precautions

The biosaccharide gum-4 appears to be safe for topical application and well tolerated by all skin types.

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The biosaccharide gum-4 is a high molecular weight anionic polysaccharide. It is a branched and deacetylated polymer, composed of repetitive units of one L-fucose, two D-glucose, and one glucuronic acid, linked together by glycosidic bonds.