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Product Name: Microcrystalline Cellulose
Kinds: PH-101;PH-102;PH-103;PH-105;PH-200;PH-301;PH-302;Colloid Microcrystalline Cellulose
Mesh: 60-200
Appearance: white or almost white powder, odorless, tasteless
Purity: 99.5%
CAS Number: 9004-34-6
EINECS number: 232-674-9
Standard: USP35-NF30;EP;BP,GB

Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC), specifically Microcrystalline Cellulose PH102, is a type of refined cellulose that is widely used in various industries. It is derived from plant fibers and processed into a fine white powder. MCC PH102 is particularly used in the pharmaceutical industry as an inactive ingredient in oral solid dosage forms, such as tablets and capsules. It acts as a binder, disintegrant, and filler, helping to improve the integrity, dissolution, and uniformity of these formulations. Additionally, MCC PH102 is known for its stability, low moisture content, and compatibility with other excipients, making it a valuable ingredient in pharmaceutical products.

What Is Microcrystalline Cellulose Used For In Cosmetics?

Microcrystalline cellulose powder is widely used in cosmetics as a versatile ingredient. Due to its unique properties, it serves multiple purposes in skincare and beauty products. Firstly, it acts as a bulking agent, providing texture and increasing the volume of cosmetic formulations. This property helps to improve the spreadability and application of creams and lotions.

Microcrystalline cellulose powder also functions as a stabilizer, preventing the separation or settling of ingredients in emulsions. It helps enhance the stability and shelf life of products. Moreover, it is commonly found in exfoliating products, as its fine particles gently remove dead skin cells, promoting a smoother complexion.

Furthermore, this ingredient possesses oil absorption properties, making it beneficial for oily or acne-prone skin. It can help reduce excess sebum and provide a mattifying effect. Overall, microcrystalline cellulose powder plays a vital role in cosmetic formulations, contributing to their overall effectiveness and sensory attributes.

Uses of Microcrystalline Cellulose

Microcrystalline Cellulose is a gum that is the nonfibrous form of cellulose, an alpha-cellulose. It is dispersible in water but not soluble, requiring considerable energy to disperse and hydrate. In this form it is used in dry applications such as tableting, capsules, and shredded cheese where it functions as a non-nutritive filler, binder, flow aid, and anticaking agent. By the addition of carboxymethylcellulose to the alpha-cellulose prior to drying, improved functional properties of hydration and dispersion are obtained. This product is designed for use in water dispersions, being insoluble in water but dispersing in water to form colloidal sols below 1% and white opaque gels above the 1% usage level. It is used as a heat shock stabilizer and bodying agent in frozen desserts, as an opacifier in low-fat dressings, as a foam stabilizer in whipped toppings, and as an emulsifier in dressings. Also termed cellulose gel.

Microcrystalline Cellulose PH102