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Microcrystalline Cellulose


Cellulose is an important component of the cell walls of green plants and it's the most abundant natural polymer (big molecule from repeated subunits) on Earth. If the polymer structure is not too big (less than 200 repeated units), cellulose becomes microcrystalline cellulose.

In skin care, it comes as a fine or less fine white powder. The less fine (bigger particle size) version is used as a gentle scrubbing agent (a nice natural, biodegradable alternative to now banned plastic polyethylene) and the ultra fine version is used as a helper ingredient that gives a super-silky, soft touch, reduces tackiness or greasiness and can also be used as a mattifying agent.

Combined with Cellulose Gum, it also works as a nice gelling agent.

Products with Microcrystalline Cellulose

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant IOPE Pro Peeling Enzyme Wash Tatcha The Rice Polish: Sensitive Nivea Daily Essentials Gentle Exfoliating Scrub Drunk Elephant Bamboo Booster Physicians Formula Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara elf Gentle Peeling Exfoliating Cleanser Derma E Purifying Gel Cleanser LEEGEEHAAM Enzyme Wash Pacifica Pineapple Bubbles Clarifying Bubble Mask Benton Goodbye Redness Centella Mask Pack 23G J. Cat Aquasurance Compact Foundation Balance Me Vitamin C Serum Beauty Pie Super Healthy Skin Daily Vitamin C Defense Serum Bioderma Photoderm Spf 30 Spray Derma E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum Josh Gold Mask LANEIGE Mini Pore Waterclay Mask Badger Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Lotion, Unscented, Spf 25 Biore Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub Derma E Advanced Peptide And Collagen Serum Derma E Natural Mineral Sunscreen Spf 30 Derma E Natural Mineral Sunscreen Spf 30 Body Julep Night Shift Sleeping Mask Madara Smart Antioxidants Fine Line Minimising Day Fluid The Body Shop Roots Of Strength Firming Shaping Serum innisfree Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask Blue (Hydrating) innisfree Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask Pink (Vitalizing) innisfree Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask Yellow (Brightening) Beauty Pie Overnight Skin Perfector Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo Emma Hardie Vitamin C Intense Daily Serum Filorga Skin Structure Firmness Redefinition Serum Lumen Vitae Skincare Ray Of Light, Regenerating Day Cream Too Faced Hangoverx Replenishing Face Primer Aesop Gentle Facial Cleansing Milk Doctor Babor Cleanse & Peel Mask Patyka Youth Remodeling Cream Thin Texture Ursa Major Hoppin' Fresh Deodorant doTERRA Hd Clear Facial Lotion Alkemie Snow White Wake-Up Shot Glytone Rejuvenating Lotion 20 Modern Skyn Alchemy Daily Resurfacing Exfoliant SkinCeuticals Metacell Renewal B3 L'atelier des Délices Sensi Gentle Exfoliator NeoCutis Journee PAEDIPROTECT Gebirgssonnencreme Patyka Crème Antioxydante Lissante Texture Universelle Patyka Sacred Lotus Face Cream Sebamed Sebamed Sun Care Multi Protect Sun Cream Spf 50+ Very High