Methyl cellosolve, also known as methoxyethyl ether or 2-methoxyethanol, is a chemical compound used as a solvent in various cosmetics and skincare products. It's a clear, colorless liquid with a slightly sweet odor mostly used to dissolve and disperse other ingredients in formulas. Methyl cellosolve should be handled with care because it can be toxic and may cause skin, eye or respiratory irritation if used improperly or in high concentrations.


Methoxyethyl Ether


Methyl cellosolve or methoxyethyl ether, is a synthetic chemical compound created through an ethylene oxide and methanol reaction and is not naturally derived from any specific source.


Methyl cellosolve is generally not well-tolerated on skin because it can cause irritation including redness, itching and other adverse reactions, especially when used in high concentrations or prolonged contact.


Methyl cellosolve is not generally associated with skincare benefits. It’s primarily used in skincare products as a solvent or carrier, rather than for specific skin benefits.