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GPC cosmetic/personal care starches range from basic unmodified starches for body powders to very specialized and innovative starches for gels, films and other unique applications.

PURE-GEL® modified starches are mild, versatile thickeners for a wide range of personal care formulas. They provide stable viscosity under very low or high pH conditions and are stable to homogenization, high heat and freezing conditions. They modify the rheological properties of the formula as well as add process and product stability. These polymers exhibit mildness and provide a smooth skinfeel. They are used in creams, lotions, body washes, shower gels and hair care products.

INSCOSITY® modified starches are cold water-soluble thickeners that instantly hydrate in hot, warm or cold water. They provide stable viscosity in acid, shear or freeze/thaw conditions and can be used in a variety of personal care applications such as creams, lotions, body washes and hair care products.

Zeina® modified starch is a cold water-soluble polymer designed to provide body and film-forming properties to a formulation with a minimal effect on the viscosity. It can be used in such formulations as hair care products, body washes, masks and protective lotions. It is stable under a wide range of pH, shear and heating conditions. It is also freeze/thaw stable. Zeina® modified starch does not require heat to hydrate. It is also an optimal polymer for freestanding, quick-dissolve delivery films.

PURE-DENT® starches are high-quality modified and unmodified starches. The PURE-DENT® line of powdered starches has many personal care and cosmetic applications. GPC offers Food and USP starches for formulations including a highly absorbent PURE-DENT® starch for absorbing oils or aqueous products. PURE-DENT® corn starches are used in powders, lotions, creams, sun care products, antiperspirant sticks, bath tablets and granulations.

GPC produces Absorbable Dusting Powder USP. For additional information, please visit the nutraceutical section of this Web site.


PURE-GEL®, INSCOSITY®, Zeina® and PURE-DENT® are registered trademarks of Grain Processing Corporation.

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