Carnauba Wax 50g

R54.00

Carnauba Wax (Copernica cerifera cera) is a natural vegetable plant wax.

This “Queen of Waxes” is one of the hardest natural waxes and is collected from the Carnauba Tree leaves.

The exceptionally high melting point of Carnauba Wax makes it ideal for enhancing the thermostability of cosmetic formulations,

It’s emulsifying, thickening, softening, and emollient properties make it a popular hypoallergenic additive to cosmetics such as face creams, deodorants, various categories of makeup, and sun-protectant products.

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Description

CARNAUBA WAX USES

Carnauba Wax is insoluble in water but is soluble in alcohols and oils. To incorporate Carnauba Wax in cosmetic formulations, it must first be melted at a temperature of 84 ᵒC (183.20 ᵒF) then incorporated into the oil phases of emulsions.

Candelilla Wax functions as a(n):

  • Hardening Agent
  • Thickening Agent
  • Plasticizer
  • Viscosity Modifier
  • Stabilizer
  • Emulsifier

 

It helps to:

  • Contribute shine/gloss
  • Provide smoothness and hardness to products that require a high melting point and a stiff consistency
  • Add texture and structure
  • Give solid and stick products their structures by enhancing the viscosity of their oil parts
  • Contribute a level of firmness to particular textures, such as that of eyeshadows, without causing them to harden
  • Emulsify immiscible liquids to prevent them from separating in formulations with creamy consistencies
  • Provide excellent glide/slip to cosmetics formulations for easy spreadability as well as easy removability
  • Complement other waxes, such as Beeswax

 

The recommended maximum dosage is 1-25%

Ratio of carnauba wax to oil of 1:3

Examples of Applications and Their Usage Rates:

  • Balms (15-20%)
  • Creams (5-10%)
  • Conditioners (1-3%)
  • Deodorants (1-15%)
  • Eyeshadows (3-10%)
  • Hair Creams (2-5%)
  • Mascaras (2-25%)
  • Soaps (1-3%)

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