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Cosmetics use Hydroxyethyl Cellulose compared with Xanthan Gum.

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Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (HEC) is a nonionic natural polymer that is made from plant cellulose. While Xanthan Gum is made of fermented plant bacteria, it is an anionic polysaccharide.

Furthermore, HEC is made by exposing purified cellulose to sodium hydroxide and then reacting to the alkali-treated cellulose with ethylene oxide. The hydrogen atoms in pendant hydroxyl (-OH) groups are replaced with hydroxyethyl groups, resulting in a water-soluble polymer.

Just like Xanthan gum, HEC will form a pH-neutral gel at 1%, but unlike Xanthan, HEC will be clear and colorless. Providing a more versatile appearance of end cosmetic products.

HEC is soluble in both hot and cold water, as well as dispersing in glycerin. HEC is compatible with most other gums but works especially well with sodium alginate. However, if you are targeting humid countries, like Southeast Asia, it is suggested to choose Xanthan gum as it is resistant to heat.

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