Description: Natural vegetable wax exuded by the leaves of a palm tree (copernicia cerifera) growing in Brazil, hardest natural wax available, composed of wax esters (85%), free fatty acids, fatty alcohols & resins (15%). Yellow flakes or powder, no or faint odor. Soluble in alcohol, insoluble in water. Melting point 80-85oC (176-185oF). CAS# 8015-86-9.
INCI Name: Carnauba wax.
Properties: Non-gelling thickener, viscosity & consistency enhancer (provides good texture & stability due to high melting point), emollient & moisturizer, good skin protectant properties.
Use: Warm to melt before use, add to fat phase in formulas requiring emulsification.
Applications: Creams, salves, ointments, protective creams, balms, pomades, lipsticks, mascaras, glosses.
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