Kelco-Care™ diutan gum

INCI Name: Sphingomonas ferment extract

Kelco-Care™ diutan gum is a water-soluble biopolymer produced by fermentation designed specifically for use in cosmetics and other personal-care applications. Kelco-Care™ diutan gum has exceptionally good thermal stability, is compatible with high levels of alcohol and polyols, and is readily biodegradable. Kelco-Care™ diutan gum products are manufactured by CP Kelco U.S., INC. Kelco-Care™ is a trademark of CP Kelco and is used under license.


  • Can impart fiber protection and split ends repair
  • Effective across a broad pH range, allowing formulation flexibility
  • Is not degraded by cellulase/amylase enzymes
  • Light skin feel
  • Provides long-term viscosity and system stability over a broad temperature range enabling product consistency over time for consumers
  • Provides 'no-drip' rheology to hair color formulations
  • Provides silky and conditioned sensory to the hair
  • Shear-thinning rheology for smooth flow in hair and skin products
  • Very efficient viscosity builder at lower total solids

Primary Functions

  • Rheology Modifier
  • Suspending Agent
  • Thickener

Third-Party Certification

  • China compliant

Sustainability Statement

Readily biodegradable