Thickener for low pH cleansers?

Currently using sclerotium gum which has excellent pH stability and some moisturizing properties, but it's also very expensive, clouds the formula and needs to be used at min 1% to work.

We're talking pH 3.5 with 2% glycolic acid here.

Any other options out there? Bonus if clear.


  • ZinkZink Member
  • EVchemEVchem Member
    edited April 2020
    Sepimax Zen? Supposed to be able to tolerate above pH 2.
    You could  also use grades of xanthan gum that are clear ( those are typically low viscosity though)
  • ZinkZink Member
    Sepimax seems like a good suggestion, had some issues with xanthan in low pHs before.
  • ZinkZink Member
    Natrosol 250 HHR was also rec, any experiences?
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