Derived from the sclerotium mushroom, this ingredient's main function in natural and organic skincare formulations is as a stabiliser. It does have thickening and softening properties too.
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Winter, Ruth, M.S., A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients 7th Edition. Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale.
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