Cellulose is the primary component of green plants. It is an organic polysaccharide (complex carbohydrate) derived from beta-glucose. Cellulose Gum is used in cosmetics as a thickening agent and to bind other ingredients together.
It is chemically inert and compatible with almost all additives and proteins without loss of viscosity. Cellulose Gum is a multifunctional ingredient in personal care applications, it is used as a thickener, binder, gelling agent, abrasive, and foam stabilizer.
In addition, Cellulose Gum allows formulators to control the thixotropy, suspension, adhesion, flow, and lubrication properties of the final product. It is a common ingredient in toothpaste, hair dye powders, liquid makeup, mascara, and eyeliners.