Description: Especially modified, nonionic, water-soluble polymer made by reacting ethylene oxide with alkali-cellulose. HR-CS grade (H stands for 'High Molecular Weight', R stands for 'Retarded Hydration Treated' and CS for 'Cosmetic Grade'). Light tan powder, odorless. Soluble in cold or hot water, gives crystal clear solutions of varying viscosity. Typical viscosity in 1% solutions is 1,500 - 2,500 cps. Average molecular weight is 250,000. Also soluble in up to 60% ethanol. Stable in wide ph range of 3-10. pH Value: 2% solution (pH 6-8.5).
INCI Name: Hydroxyethylcellulose
Use: Add as is to formulas, typical final use level 0.5-3%. For external use only.
Applications: Shampoos, conditioners, lotions, creams, body washes, shower gels.
Country of Origin: USA
Raw material source: Cotton fibers
Manufacture: Hydroxyethylcellulose is produced by alkalization and hydroxyethylation of cellulose fibers in liquid methyl chloride.