Tapioca Starch extracted from cassava (Tapioca). Gluten-free, aluminum-free. White free-flowing powder, Insoluble but miscible in water, swells in hot water.
INCI Name: Tapioca starch polymethylsilsesquioxane
Benefits: Widely used as thickener and viscosity enhancer in various personal care products
Excellent texturizer in face powders providing smooth and silky velvety feel
Mitigates heavy unpleasant and greasy feel of oils, esters & waxes
Can replace talc in formulas
Use: Add as is to formula, preferentially to water phase. No heating is required. Typical use level is 3–15% depending on desired viscosity. For external use only. Applications: Body & makeup powders, deodorants, antiperspirants, color cosmetics, creams, lotions, eye cosmetics, liquid make-up, liquid talc.