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Waxes and Gums are two important ingredients for cosmetics, serving both technical and sensory functions. Waxes typically increase product stability by physically encapsulating the active ingredient, while gums provide viscosity and suspension. Popular wax categories include beeswax and carnauba wax, each having their own unique properties to suit different formulations. Gums are polysaccharides derived from plants and can support emulsions through their ability to interact with oil and water molecules.