Hydroethyl Cellulose HEC Powder : Natural Thickener For Skincare Haircare & Gel Formulation Recipe Included
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Hydroethyl Cellulose HEC Powder - Natural Thickener For Skincare Haircare & Gel Formulation (Recipe Included)
PureBlendNaturals.com Hydroethyl Cellulose powder which is popularly called HEC is a non ionic natural thickener for thickening personal care and shampoo products.
It is a strong natural alternative to Carbomer.
It is very useful in making soft lotions, creams (emulsion) and crystal clear serums and hair gels.
It is a free flowing powder derived from wood.
The good thing about HEC powder is that it helps reduces irritation and increase foaming.
Note: HEC is not soluble in organic solvent but it can dissolve in cold or hot water.
Serum Formulation: 0.2-0.3% (dissolve in water)
Lotion Or Cream : 0.2%
Gel Formulation: 0.5 - 2% (dissolve in water)
Shampoo, Hand Sanitizers,etc - Use up to 3% (dissolve in water)
How To Hydrate Hydroethyl Cellulose Powder:
Mix with glycerin and add water, mix continously for at least 30 to 40 minutes for it to be well hydrated.
The first option is good if you are making emulsions like lotion or cream
How To Hydrate HEC Powder.
Dissolve it in water and blend for at least 60 minutes until you get a gel consistency.
If left for 24 hours, HEC will form a crystal clear gel.
For peace of mind, add a little preservative, if you want to keep it longer than 24 hours for all your cosmetic formulation.
Note: The most important part of using HEC powder is the hydration part.
You have to hydrate it first to prevent separation.
Minimum hydrating time is 30minutes to 1 hour.
Natural Source: Polymer derived from wood.
It is a better and safer natural alternative to Carbomer.
Shelf Life: 12-24 Months.
Hydroethyl Cellulose Gel Recipe (Sample Recipe To Make A Gel From Hydroethyl Cellulose
HEC powder - 1g or 1%
Distilled Water - 98g or 98%
Euxyl PE 9010 Preservative - 1g or 1%
How To Make Gel With Hydroethyl Cellulose Powder (Stable Recipe)
Measure 1g of HEC Powder in a clean beaker
Add 98g of distilled water
Mix well for 30 to 60 minutes with immersion blender or homogenizer
Once a gel is fully formed, add the preservative
Check the pH (it should be between 4.4 and 6.6)
Adjust with 50/50 citric acid solution or 10/90 lye solution if necessary
The above pH is the recommended pH for HEC gel stability.
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