Figure 4. Varying ratios of xanthan gum/hydroxypropyl guar gum in a disodium laureth sulfosuccinate/cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine system with their associated formulations pictured

Figure 4 shows how different ratios of xanthan gum vs. hydroxypropyl guar at a total solid concentration of 1.0% w/w change the properties of a surfactant system made of 9.2% w/w disodium laureth sulfosuccinate and 1.8% w/w cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine as milder replacements for an SLES/CAPB combination.