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Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose

Rating: average average
INCI name
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE
Alternative names
Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, methylhydroxypropylcellulosum, cellulosum, Cellulose 2-Hydroxypropyl Methylether, E 464, Hypromellose, Methocel E, Methylcellulose-Propylen-Glycolether, Methylhydroxypropyl-Cellulose, Mhpc, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose Stearoxy Ether
Origin
Mostly plant-derived
Definition
Cellulose, 2-hydroxypropyl methyl ether, Lebensmittelzusatzstoff
INCI function
Binding, Emulsion stabilizing, Film forming, Antistatic, Surfactant, 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.
Characteristics
  • Rating: average Reduces static electricity by neutralizing electrical charge on a surface
  • 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 Lowers the surface tension of cosmetics
  • Rating: average Is equally distributed when used
  • Rating: average Increases or decreases the viscosity of cosmetics
CAS-No.
9004-65-3
EINECS/EILINCS-No.

Studies, literature and statements on Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose

  • Springer Lexikon Kosmetik, page 273

    Binding agent, emulsion stabilizer, film-forming agent, viscosity regulator, antistatic agent, surfactant.

  • Wikipedia

    Cosmetics: Due to its thickening and stabilizing properties, as well as its skin-friendliness, HPMC is used in emulsions, toothpastes, shampoos, soaps, creams, and lotions.

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