cellulose problem with phenoxyethanol

Hello, people!
I use a cellulose derivate (i think is HydroxyEthyl Methyl Cellulose) for forming a water-based gel, but it is incompatible with phenoxyethanol when i add preservatives a very ugly precipitation is formed. (mecellose from samsung-cellulose, and euxyl pe 9010 ) 
Any ideas why?


  • cherricherri Member
    it's just how preservatives don't work on your base. seems like phenoxyethanol isn't working for your cellulose base. I would not use any preservative blend that contains phenoxyethanol.. have you tried symdiol 68?
  • Unknown Member
    edited August 2016
    I read somewhere (sorry, can't remember where) that cellulose derivatives inactivate phenoxyethanol. That probably has something to do with it. 
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