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Sclerotium rolfsii is a fungal pathogen which has a broad range of host. This filamentous fungus produces abundant white cottony aerial mycelium. Its fermentation provides scleroglucans, stable polysaccharide of glucose monomers (MM 5-6 million Daltons). Amigum™ is a unique gelling agent with thickening properties that is stable in extreme physical-chemical conditions but also that has limiting interactions with other molecules thanks to its non-ionic molecules. Amigum™ increases viscosity of formulation, stabilises emulsions as well as suspensions, and its structure prevents aggregation and thus encouraging solubility. It has also demonstrated biological properties, bringing hydration and softness feeling to the skin. Amigum™ is also very useful in formulas containing actives which are known to be difficult to stabilise, such as, AHAs formulated with an acid pH, anionic, cationic and amphoteric molecules which usually break the viscosity of the gels, essential oils which can diphase the formula, mineral salts, masks with clays, gels with algae extracts, and products made with sea water or mineral waters, ethanol in slimming water-alcoholic gels.

INCI name

Sclerotium Gum


Product details

Physical form at 25°C

  • Powder


  • Phytomolecules & derivatives


  • Emulsion stabilisers
  • Gelling agents

Regional availability

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • N America


  • Skin care


  • Bath, shower & soaps
  • After sun
  • Body care
  • Eye contour care
  • Face / neck skin care
  • Face colour
  • Facial cleansers
  • Foot care
  • Hair colour
  • Hair conditioners - leave on
  • Hair conditioners - rinse off
  • Leg care
  • Lip care
  • Lip colour
  • Make-up removal
  • Scalp treatments
  • Shampoos
  • Sun protection
  • Tanning
  • Beard care

Certifications and standards

  • Halal
  • ISO 16128 - derived natural
  • Vegan suitable

Regional compliance


Composition information

  • Preservative free

% Natural content – ISO 16128

  • 100

Manufacturing processes

  • Micro-organism culture


  • Expected to be readily biodegradable


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Product brochures & guides

Category: Data sheet

Title: Amigum

Obtained by the fermentation of sugars with strains of Sclerotium rolfsii, this gelling is a natural alternative to synthetic agents and carbomers.

Language: English | Size: 325.09kb

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