Cellulose

A natural ingredient that can create water-based gels, absorb oils, and exfoliate the skin. One of the main functions of cellulose is as a bulking and viscosity controlling agent. Cellulose can also modify the slip aesthetics and act as an opacifying agent.
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Cellulose

Overview

Cellulose is a natural, multifunctional ingredient that is supplied as an off-white powder. One of the main functions of cellulose is as a bulking and viscosity controlling agent.

Soluble in water, this ingredient can create water-based gels and thicken other water-based systems. In addition to affecting product thickness, it can also modify the slip aesthetics and act as an opacifying agent, in which it makes products opaque in appearance.

Cellulose can also be an abrasive, where it is used in exfoliating products. Finally, this ingredient can be used as an absorbent for oils, as well as an anti-caking agent in dry powder products.