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Ingredient:

Hydroxyethylcellulose

Hydroxyethylcellulose is an organic compound used as a film former, to aid in the mixing of ingredients and to increase the thickness of cosmetics and personal care products 1. According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (an independent committee established by the Personal Care Products Council, an industry trade association that thoroughly reviews and assesses the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), hydroxyethylcellulose is safe to use at the amounts present in our products 2.

References

  1. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.
  2. Cosmetic Ingredient Review. Cosmetic Ingredients Reference Table. http://www.cir-safety.org/staff_files/pdf4.pdf. 12-17-2009.