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Candelilla Wax (Vegetable)

Candelilla Wax (Vegetable)

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Candelilla wax

INCI: Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax

Candelilla wax is a natural vegetable wax derived from the leaves of the candelilla shrub (Euphorbia cerifera), which is native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The wax is obtained by boiling the candelilla plant and then skimming off the wax that rises to the surface. Candelilla wax is a valuable ingredient in various cosmetic and skincare products due to its unique properties.

In cosmetics, candelilla wax serves several purposes:

  1. Emollient and Protective: Candelilla wax has excellent emollient properties, making it effective at moisturizing and softening the skin. It forms a protective barrier on the skin's surface, helping to retain moisture and prevent dehydration.

  2. Thickening Agent: Candelilla wax acts as a natural thickening agent, providing viscosity and stability to cosmetic formulations. It is particularly useful in products like lip balms, creams, and lotions to enhance their texture and consistency.

  3. Film-Forming: When applied to the skin, candelilla wax can create a thin, flexible film. This film-forming property makes it ideal for use in cosmetic products like lipsticks and lip glosses, where it helps the product adhere to the lips while providing a smooth and glossy finish.

  4. Vegan Alternative: Candelilla wax is a popular ingredient in vegan cosmetics because it is plant-derived and doesn't involve the use of animal products.

  5. Hypoallergenic: Candelilla wax is well-tolerated by most skin types and is considered non-comedogenic, meaning it is less likely to clog pores and cause breakouts.

  6. Stability: Candelilla wax has good thermal stability, which means it can withstand high temperatures without losing its beneficial properties. This makes it suitable for use in various cosmetic products that may be exposed to heat during storage or transportation.

Candelilla wax is commonly found in products such as lip balms, lipsticks, lip glosses, creams, lotions, ointments, and even certain types of candles. It can be used alone or in combination with other waxes, oils, and emollients to achieve the desired texture and performance in a cosmetic formulation.

CAS#: 8006-44-8

Country of Origin: USA / Mexico

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