NAME Tapioca starch
ORIGIN starch from dried cassava roots, native to South and Central America

Also known as the 'Pearl of Japan', tapioca starch is mainly used in cosmetics to naturally control the viscosity of a product’s texture. Its gelling effect allows it to naturally thicken the initial texture if this one is too liquid, and to facilitate its use. Tapioca starch also has properties for the skin: in addition to being a moisturizing agent, it absorbs sebum secretions, allowing it to mattify the skin tone.