METOLOSE® (For Personal Care), Tylose® (For Personal Care)

(Methylcellulose, Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Hydroxypropylethylcellulose)

METOLOSE® products are water-soluble polymers, developed as derivatives of cellulose. METOLOSE® is highly compatible with surfactants. When dissolved in water and organic solvents, METOLOSE® creates a highly transparent and viscous liquid. It can improve the skin feeling upon use and create a fine/creamy foam while extending the time of foam retention. In addition to METOLOSE®, the Shin-Etsu Group company, SE Tylose, produces Tylose® products. Tylose® offers a multitude of applications in the field of personal care. Tylose hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC) is a widely used additive in the cosmetic field.

Series Name

  • SM Types, SH Types, TYLOSE H Types, TYLOSE HS Types


  • Skincare
  • Washing (Body Soap, Face-cleasing foam, Pump-foamer bottles, Shampoo)
  • Make up (Eyeliner, Mascara, Makeup bases, Hair Gel, Liquid Foundation)
  • Aerosol products
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Hair Colourants
  • Toothpaste
  • Body Lotion
  • Suncare Products
For Inquiries About This Product
  • Company:
    Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Department:
    Cellulose & Pharmaceutical Excipients DepartmentOrganic Chemicals Division
  • Phone: