Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose is an Important Ingredient in Cosmetics

In the previous article, we discussed the main applications of Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) used in cosmetics products as thickener, stabilizer and emulsifier. Today, let’s talk about its environmental implication, its efffect on skin and its method of usage.


The environmental protection of sodium carboxymethyl cellulose:

Since sodium carboxymethyl cellulose is derived from natural cellulose and can be degraded by microorganisms in the environment, it is an environmentally friendly cosmetic ingredient. Compared to some synthetic chemicals, sodium carboxymethyl cellulose has less impact on the environment during use and disposal, which makes it an ideal option for sustainable development.

Effect of sodium carboxymethyl cellulose on skin:

Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, as a natural derivative, is generally considered safe and mild. However, a small number of people may experience mild allergic reaction to it, such as skin redness or itching. Therefore, when using cosmetics containing sodium carboxymethyl cellulose for the first time, it is recommended to conduct a skin test to ensure that there will be no adverse reactions.

Use method of sodium carboxymethyl cellulose:

Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose is usually added to cosmetics in powder or pellet form. During the manufacturing process, it is dissolved in water to form a uniform colloidal solution, which is then mixed with other ingredients. This colloidal solution has a high viscosity and stability, which can effectively enhance the texture and performance of cosmetics.

In addition to the basic role of sodium carboxymethyl cellulose in cosmetics, we will talk about the specific applications in different types of cosmetics in the following articles. If you’re interested in cosmetics grade CMC, please follow our news update. You are welcome to contact SINOCMC team freely.



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