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Rating: average average
INCI name
Alternative names
Hyetellose, cellulosum, Celluloseglykolether, Cellulosehydroxyethylether, Hec, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tylose H 300, HYDROXY ETHYL CELLULOSE, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose
Mostly plant-derived
Cellulose, 2-hydroxyethyl ether
INCI function
Binding, Emulsion stabilizing, Film forming, Stabilizing, Viscosity controlling
The INCI function describes solely the purpose of a cosmetic ingredient. It does not reveal its actual effects and skin compatibility. You'll find these and other characteristics below.
  • Rating: average Provides cohesion in cosmetics
  • Rating: average Helps the process of emulsification and improves emulsion stability and shelf-life
  • Rating: average Produces, upon application, a continuous film on skin, hair or nails
  • Rating: average Improves ingredients or formulation stability and shelf-life
  • Rating: average Increases or decreases the viscosity of cosmetics

Studies, literature and statements on Hydroxyethylcellulose

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