INCI:Cera alba (bees wax)
Composition:Cera alba (bees wax)
Purity Grade:No purity grade applicable
Appearance:White to off-white pastilles/granules, faint odor.
Solubility:Soluble in oils & warm alcohol, insoluble in water and cold alcohol
Storage:Store in a closed container at a dry place at room temperature
Country of Origin:China
Raw Material Source:Honey bees
Manufacture:Bees wax is produced by honey bees of the genus Apis. The wax is formed into scales by eight wax-producing glands of worker bees. The wax is then bleached.
Animal Testing:Not animal tested
GMO:GMO-free (does not contain plant-derived components)
Vegan:Derived from honey bees
Cosmetic grade bees wax, glandular excretion product from bees, composed of myricin (mixture of >70 wax esters) & cerin (mixture of fatty acids: palmitinic, cerotinic & melissinic acid), purity > 98%. Melting point 61-68°C/142-154°F.
- Non-gelling natural thickener and viscosity enhancer
- Has slight emulsifying properties
- Has good emollient and film-forming properties
Add to oil phase of formulas. Warm to 62-65°C/144-149°F for use. Typical use level 2-40%. For external use only.
Creams, lotions, pomades, balms, ointments, lipsticks, mascara, foundations, eye shadows, cold creams.