Origin: Derived from cotton fibers. Hydroxyethylcellulose is produced by alkalization and hydroxyethylation of cellulose fibers in liquid methyl chloride.
Also Known As: Hydroxyethyl cellulose
Overview: Modified HE-Cellulose is a vegetable-based thickener for emulsions, surfactant systems, and gels. It is often used as a foam stabilizer and anti–caking agent.
- Body washes
- Shower gels
Ideal Concentration Level in Products: 0.5% to 3%.