About Hydroxyethylcellulose

Hydroxyethylcellulose is a plant-derived amino acid that is primarily used as a binder, preservative, emulsifier, and thickener. Although it provides no benefits to the skin directly, its multi-functional properties mean it is widely used in personal care products.

Common Concerns

Deemed safe for use in personal care products.

Quick Facts

Source: plant cellulose
EWG Score: 1