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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

Dermafix Dermapolish+ Activated Charchoal Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Exfoliator Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant IOPE Pro Peeling Enzyme Wash MOTHER MADE Active Charcoal Enzyme Powder Wash Open Formula Powder Exfoliant (2.5% glycolic + 0.5% salicylic) Skinesque ENZYME CLEANSING POWDER 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 Clarins Exfoliating Body Scrub For Smooth Skin With Bamboo Powders Nivea Daily Essentials Gentle Exfoliating Scrub Shiseido Waso Soft + Cushy Polisher Tatcha The Rice Wash Soft Cream Cleanser AlumierMD Lotus Scrub Drunk Elephant Bamboo Booster Earth To Skin Super Fruits Blueberry Exfoliating Cleanser Eveline cosmetics Face Therapy Profesional Ekspresowa Kuracja Pod Oczy Redukująca Cienie I Obrzęki Physicians Formula Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer e.l.f. Gentle Peeling Exfoliating Cleanser Anna Sui Face Wash Scrub Bite Beauty Changemaker Skin-Optimizing Primer (Mattifying) Clean & Clear Deep Action Exfoliating Scrub Laura Mercier Infusion De Rose Purifying Clay Mask Nivea Gel exfoliante facial de arroz con bio arandano Nø Cosmetics 120H Hypersleep Feuchtigkeitsserum, Rain Tonight Clarins Comfort Scrub Derma E Purifying Gel Cleanser LEEGEEHAAM Enzyme Wash Milkydress Deo Peeling Gel Neutrogena Body Clear Acne Scrub With Salicylic Acid Nivea Creme Peeling Shower & Scrub Nivea body scrub Pacifica Pineapple Bubbles Clarifying Bubble Mask BeautyBioscience Zenbubble Gel Cream Day & Night Moisturizer Benton Goodbye Redness Centella Mask Pack 23G Botanifique Deep Essence Facial Serum Etude House Baking Powder Crunch Pore Scrub J. Cat Aquasurance Compact Foundation Madara Brightening Aha Peel Mask May Island 7 Days Secret Pore Clear Powder Scrub Maybelline New York Master Chrome Highlighter Mossa Age Excellence Peeling Mask Omorovicza Gold Hydralifting Mask