Hydroxyethyl cellulose is a gelling and thickening agent derived from cellulose.
- It is widely used in cosmetics, cleaning solutions, and other household products.
- Hydroxyethyl cellulose and methyl cellulose are frequently used with hydrophobic drugs in capsule formulations, to improve the drugs’ dissolution in the gastrointestinal fluids.
- Hydroxyethylcellulose is a plant-derived amino acid used as a preservative, emulsifier, binder and thickener in beauty products. It’s a water-soluble polymer that provides colloid protection and can be thickened or thinned to be used in a variety of products. It is not beneficial in itself to the skin, but is a widely used ingredient because of its ability to serve many purposes (Source).
- There are no adverse side effects or warnings associated with products containing Hydroxyethylcellulose.
Unknown, please consult with your doctor.
Source: Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydroxyethyl_cellulose