Valida (Personal Care)

Fibrillated Cellulose

Valida is a completely natural and biodegradable thickener based on fibrillated cellulose also known as microfibrillated or nanofibrillated cellulose. Compared to conventional cellulose thickeners, a unique 3D network is formed in Valida through hydrogen bonding which results in an increased surface area and enhanced stabilisation at lower viscosities.

Valida is non-greasy and non-tacky and instead offers texturizing properties to the end product. Valida has excellent tolerance against electrolytes and stability over a broad pH range (3-12) and can be used in cosmetic spray applications.

Valida is in the process of COSMOS approval. 


    • Natural product.

    • Stable over a broad pH range (3 to 12)

    • High tolerance of electrolytes

    • Available as a paste or gel for ease of handling


    • Enhanced stabilisation of pigments

    • Drip resistant and good pick-up

    • Non-tacky and non-greasy feel

    • Matting effect - gives the illusion that the end product is not oily or greasy

Typical Applications

    • Creams and lotions

    • Moisturisers

    • Haircare

    • Tanning products

    • Sunscreen

    • Spray-on cosmetics

Featured grades with technical datasheets

A brief overview of the key grades is given below. You will find the Technical Datasheets (TDS) available for download. If you are looking for a Safety Datasheet (SDS) or Product Safety Information (PSI) then please get in touch by phone or via the contact buttons at the top of the page.

Should you not find what you are looking for here then please note that we have further grades available besides these. One of our Technical Sales team will be happy to help. All of the sales team are technically qualified and will be able to advise you on which product to choose. You can either call us, email us or fill in a quick form at the top of the page to get us to call you (Request a Callback). A sample can be requested via the button at the top of the page as well. Please note that by providing us with your contact details, you are agreeing for us to potentially contact you.