FineCell's Cellulose Hydrogel is a thick and shear-thinning suspension of cellulose microfibers in water, produced from FineCell’s Cellulose Powder.
This material is a sustainable and multifunctional ingredient to help cosmetic manufacturers make their products more sustainable, enhance their products’ shelf life and functionality, as well as make their products’ ingredient lists shorter and more understandable for the consumers.
For specialists in cosmetics, we offer cellulose hydrogel as a sustainable and multifunctional ingredient with the following benefits:
- GREAT SKIN FEEL, NEITHER GREASY, NOR STICKY
This is what people who have tried our cellulose hydrogel on their skins told us.
- STABILIZING EMULSIONS
The cellulose microfibers in our hydrogel can form a stable layer (in nanometer-level thickness) at the interface between oil and water, and thereby stabilize oil-in-water Pickering emulsions. Find an example case on the right of this page (see "Documents").
- TUNING VISCOSITY OF LIQUID FORMULATIONS
The cellulose microfibers in our hydrogel form a continuous, strong, and stable gel network, which can provide strong thickening effects to liquid formulations. It can also prevent aggregation and sedimentation of other particles in the formulation over time.
- ENABLING EASY SPREAD AND SPRAY OF THICK FORMULATIONS
Our cellulose hydrogel is thick and also shear thinning, an important property for easy spread and spray of thick formulations. When no shear is applied, the viscosity recovers quickly.
- IMPROVING MOISTURIZING EFFECTS
The cellulose microfibers in our hydrogel have remarkable water holding capacity, an important property for keeping skin moisturized over a longer period.
- CARRIER FOR BIOACTIVE INGREDIENTS
Thanks to its unique surface functionality, our cellulose microfibers can bind with bioactive ingredients, such as peptides.
- EXCELLENT BIOCOMPATIBILITY
It’s been shown that our cellulose hydrogel is non-toxic towards living cells and has excellent biocompatibility. Find test reports on the right of this page.
In our previous trials, even used at low dosage levels, our cellulose micro-/nanofibers could provide strong thickening effects for skincare formulations and stabilize oil-in-water emulsions without using surfactants. Both can contribute to an enhanced shelf life of the final products.
With our cellulose hydrogel as a sustainable and multifunctional ingredient, we can help you make your products’ ingredient lists shorter and more understandable for your consumers.
Want to know more about our cellulose hydrogel’s properties? Find the details on the right of this page (see "Documents").