No keep the gums….just at a lower rate…or replace them with a polymeric emulsifier, or a combo of polymeric and carbomer.
The gelling aspect helps with texture and structural integrity. Just that many are of the opinion…too much gum….doesn’t quite feel awesome. Just keep in mind…gums can handle tougher situations…like electrolytes, or other difficult situations…that will send the polymerics screaming into the night. So when you use scary words like ‘actives’…that might mean you will have to stay with the gums.
I recently just tested through a bunch of gums….and I found a slight stickiness with the solagum AX…something I did not find in the Siligel. I think Pharma would say that the acacia gum in Solagum….is one of the most structurally enhancing gums of the bunch. My gum test was done at .3%….pretty much a number I don’t like to exceed. (Only from a textural perspective.)
So gum can be switched with polymerics and carbomers…. neither of these would make a proper swap-out with GSC…. So pick a gum or polymeric, and enhance the glucoside based emulsifier with GSC. It won’t take much….I often only use about .75% of GSC.