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.
- Protective creams
- Lip gloss
Ideal Concentration Level in Products: 2% to 30% added to the fat phase of formulas requiring emulsification.