Starches are polysaccharide granules extracted from corn. Chemical treatments, hydroxypropyl substitution and phosphate crosslinking help avoid syneresis while increasing stability and resistance of starches in comparison to pH, high shear and temperature.
In formulation, starch granules swell to bring texturize and give your product a creaminess and pick up.
INCI: Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate
StarDesign™ Care texturizer is a biodegradable (according to OECD 301 B) thickening and consistency agent for creating creamy textures with a matte effect. Nature-derived from waxy corn, it is a cold processible thickener that can be used in applications including skin care, hair care, cleansers, color cosmetics, and deodorants.
International Organization for Standardization - Guidelines on technical definitions and criteria for natural and organic cosmetic ingredients -first edition: 2016
Cosmos standard v3, June 2020
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