E00017 Candelilla wax
Candelilla wax is obtained from a shrub named Euphorbia Cerifera, indigenous to northern Mexico. The wax protects the plant against the environment and prevents excessive evaporation. Candelilla wax consists of hydrocarbons (ca. 50 %, C29-C33, mainly C31), esters, phytosterols, free fatty acids, free fatty alcohols and resins. This hard vegetable wax is mainly used for cosmetic and pharmaceutical stick products. It is also suitable for W/O emulsions.
Lipsticks, Lipbalms, decorative cosmetics, emulsions, food.
Candelilla wax has extraordinary oil binding properties, improving the stability and texture of cosmetic products. Sticks: provides good mould release, firmness, surface gloss and improves softening point. Often used in combination with carnauba wax, beeswax and other waxes to improve skin feel, adhesion and pay-off properties.