Viscosity Modifying Agent

Role details

*What are viscosity modifying agents used for?*

Viscosity is a measure of a substance's thickness. 

Water is a "thin" substance with low viscosity whereas glue is a "thick" substance with a high viscosity.

Viscosity modifying agents are added to products to control their thickness and stability. For example, hair conditioner needs to coat every strand of hair evenly and a thicker consistency will allow it to do this more effectively.

Another function these agents have is to help keep ingredients mixed together. Sometimes ingredients used in a product do not mix well. A viscosity modifying agent can be added to hold the ingredients together and keep them evenly dispersed.

Role Ingredients

成分 健康和環境保護 Used in EWG Rating
Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. 純淨寶寶柔嫩潤膚乳, 純淨護手霜, 純淨身體乳, 環保馬桶清潔劑, 身體滋養霜 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Mineral, does not accumulate and is suitable for septic tanks. 純淨寶寶香皂-羊奶薰衣草, 純淨香皂-檸檬草, 純淨香皂-甜椰子, 純淨香皂-香草, 純淨香皂-麥蘆卡蜂蜜海藻, 純淨洗髮精-控油洗淨, 純淨香皂-純羊奶, 純淨洗髮精-乾燥受損染燙, 純淨洗髮精-毛鱗滋養, 純淨洗髮精-一般中性 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Plant derived with a synthetic portion, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. 純淨寶寶沐浴露, 純淨寶寶洗髮精, 純淨沐浴露 0 - 0
Not to be confused with other more hazardous types of Ammonia, Ammonium Chloride is a relatively benign salt. Derived from minerals and a low hazard for health. Suitable for greywater and septic tanks. 純淨洗手露, 環保洗碗精 1 - 2
Low hazard for health. Beeswax is produced by bees, it is biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. 純淨寶寶屁屁霜, 身體滋養霜 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Derived from minerals, does not accumulate and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. 環保衣物柔軟精 0 - 0