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Microcrystalline Cellulose

Official CosIng Information


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 Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Exfoliator Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant IOPE Pro Peeling Enzyme Wash Open Formula Powder Exfoliant (2.5% glycolic + 0.5% salicylic) Tatcha The Rice Polish: Classic Foaming Enzyme Powder Tatcha The Rice Polish: Deep Foaming Enzyme Powder Tatcha The Rice Polish: Gentle Foaming Enzyme Powder Tatcha The Rice Polish: Sensitive WBEAUTY Cleanse Enzymatic Cleansing Powder Nivea Daily Essentials Gentle Exfoliating Scrub Shiseido Waso Soft + Cushy Polisher Drunk Elephant Bamboo Booster Physicians Formula Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara e.l.f. Gentle Peeling Exfoliating Cleanser Bite Beauty Changemaker Skin-Optimizing Primer (Mattifying) Laura mercier Infusion De Rose Purifying Clay Mask 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 Mossa Age Excellence Peeling Mask Omorovicza Gold Hydralifting Mask Omorovicza Hydra Melting Cleanser Orbis Powder Wash + Apivita Pure Jasmine Gentle Exfoliating Cream Badger Rose Cleansing Milk Balance Me Vitamin C Serum Beauty Pie Super Healthy Skin Daily Vitamin C Defense Serum Bioderma Atoderm Sos Spray Bioderma Photoderm Spf 30 Spray Derma E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum Honest Beauty Clearing Night Serum With Honestly Pure Retinol Josh Gold Mask LANEIGE Mini Pore Waterclay Mask Mario Badescu Lip Balm Nivea Essentials Urban Skin 1 Minute Urban Detox Mask PCA Skin Vitamin B3 Brightening Serum bareMinerals Pureness Soothing Light Moisturizer doTERRA Spa Hand And Body Lotion Badger Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Lotion, Unscented, Spf 25 Biore Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub Charlotte Tilbury Multi-Miracle Glow Clarins Super Restorative Instant Lift Serum Mask Derma E Advanced Peptide And Collagen Serum Derma E Natural Mineral Sunscreen Spf 30 Derma E Natural Mineral Sunscreen Spf 30 Body Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque