Extracted from the larch tree harvested in North America, LaraCare™ A200 is a highly functional polysaccharide. This natural polysaccharide, galactoarabinan (GA), is a natural polymer linked with sugar units consisting of galactose and arabinose in the ratio of 6:1, respectively.
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Extracted from the larch tree harvested in North America, LaraCare™ A200 is a highly functional polysaccharide. This natural polysaccharide, galactoarabinan (GA), is a natural polymer linked with sugar units consisting of galactose and arabinose in the ratio of 6:1, respectively. It provides many unique properties and benefits in personal care applications.
LaraCare A200 is a natural, mild, non-irritating and water-dispersible polymer which could improve the appearance of skin superficial fine lines reduces transepidermal water loss (TEWL), and provides SPF enhancement.
Features & Benefits of LaraCare™ A200
- Reduce Transepidermal Water Loss
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduce emulsion particle size, improve SPF
- Increase the efficacy of skin exfoliants
- Excellent substantivity to hair
- Usage levels 1% – 5%
Performance in Formulations
- Dispersible in water and easy to incorporate into the water phase of personal care formulations
- Helps to stabilize the emulsion by enabling a smaller oil droplet size
- Helps to preserve the primary particle size of dispersed inorganic powders by reducing the agglomeration tendency of these particulates
- Add to water phase for emulsion formulations
- Typical use levels up to 5%. Expect that use levels as low as 1% in water may be hazy
- Tolerable to pHs 3 – 13
- Tolerable up to 16% NaCl
- Tolerates typical emulsion processing conditions for shear and temperature
- May affect product viscosity of formulations that contain some synthetic rheology modifiers or natural gum thickeners
See this product in action with the formulation below:
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