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Candelilla Wax

Candelilla Wax

Origin: The wax is extracted by adding the mature candelilla plant to boiling water. After a while the wax floats to the surface for recovery. The crude wax is then melted in the presence of carbon and clay, pressed through a filter press, bleached with hydrogen peroxide, and filtered again. The bleach is completely neutralized.

Also Known As: Euphorbia cerifera wax

Overview: Candelilla wax is a natural thickener derived from euphorbia cerifera. It acts as a non-gelling thickener, viscosity enhancer, and plasticizer. It has excellent film forming properties and acts as an effective emollient. It can be used to add gloss to lipsticks.

Suggested Uses:

  • Creams
  • Salves
  • Ointments
  • Protective creams
  • Balms
  • Pomades
  • Lipsticks
  • Mascara
  • Lip gloss

Ideal Concentration Level in Products: 2% to 30% added to the fat phase of formulas requiring emulsification.

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