Thickening Agents

These are important raw materials for natural cosmetics and skin care products and consist of natural polysaccharides which, when mixed and beaten together with water or hydrolates/other water-like liquids, produce gels which protect, moisturise and soften the skin. 

Gels are particularly good to use when active water-based ingredients need to be diluted before using on the skin. Examples of this are Aloe Vera Gel, Circulation Gel and Tea Tree Gel. 

These Thickening Agents can also be used as secondary, or 'help' emulsifiers
 in creams and lotions.