HPMC is a high-purity, water-soluble, non-ionic, cellulose ether. It functions as a thickener, lather enhancer, lather stabilizer, water-binder, film-former, and co-suspending and co-emulsifying agent.
It is designed for use in a broad range of personal care applications such as shampoos, body washes, shower gels and shaving creams.
It has very broad surfactant compatibility due to its non-ionic nature. It can be used in sulfate-free formulas. It allows for some cost-effective measures, such as a reduction in surfactant concentration because it boosts foam and stability. In return, formulations are milder due to surfactant reduction.
Usage Tate: 0.5 – 3%