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Microcrystalline Cellulose

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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 Dermafix Dermapolish+ Activated Charchoal Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Exfoliator Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant Ella Baché Revealing Fruit Enzyme Exfoliant IOPE Pro Peeling Enzyme Wash Jaxon Lane Shake And Wake Enzyme Powder Exfoliating Cleanser 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 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 By Humankind Toothpaste Clarins Exfoliating Body Scrub For Smooth Skin With Bamboo Powders Grow Gorgeous Defence Detoxifying Scalp Scrub NIVEA MEN Face Scrub Nivea Daily Essentials Gentle Exfoliating Scrub Shiseido Waso Soft + Cushy Polisher Tatcha The Rice Wash Tatcha The Rice Wash Soft Cream Cleanser Versed Day Maker Microcrystal Exfoliator Versed Day Maker Microcrystal Exfoliator AlumierMD Lotus Scrub Artís Phantom Cleansing Silks BeautyAct 5% Aha Dual Peel Cane + Austin Face And Body Retexture Scrub Drunk Elephant Bamboo Booster Earth To Skin Super Fruits Blueberry Exfoliating Cleanser Eucerin Dermopure Oil Control Scrub Eveline Dermorevital | Sos Express Wrinkle Reducing Serum For Eye, Forehead And Lip Area Eveline Cosmetics Dermorevital | Sos Express Treatment Reducing Dark Circles & Puffiness Under Eye Formula Dra Norma Bustos Cosmoesferas Vitaminadas Mossa Glow Cocktail Brightening Hydro Mask Physicians Formula Mascara Physicians Formula Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer e.l.f. Gentle Peeling Exfoliating Cleanser Ameliorate Clarifying Scalp Exfoliant Anna Sui Face Wash Scrub Bite Beauty Changemaker Skin-Optimizing Primer (Mattifying) Clean & Clear Deep Action Exfoliating Scrub Eucerin Dermopurifyer Oil Control Scrub Good Dye Young Pre Wash