Castor Wax

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Castor Wax

Hydrogenated castor oil  ( Ricinus Communis hydrogenated)

 

Castor Wax is a vegetable-derived (vegan), hydrogenated castor oil derivative, that can be used as an emollient and thickener in a variety of cosmetic products. Supplied as an off-white hard brittle wax ( flakes /pastilles ). Castor Wax  is a non-toxic, odourless, tasteless,  biodegradable and a renewable resource product. It contains a high proportion of Ricinoleic Acid (12-Hydroxyoleic Acid).  Castor Wax has high product uniformity and consistency for a naturally occurring material.  Castor Wax. acts as a moisturiser due to being a humectant (via hydrogen bonding between the hydroxyl groups on the product and water molecules) and also by being able to form an occlusive layer which reduces trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL). It is recommended for use in anti-perspirant sticks, cosmetic pencils, lipsticks, creams and lotions. Castor Oil is noted for its ability to carry a high concentration of dyes and pigments, which is a requirement of colour cosmetics such as lipsticks.

Properties

Benefits:
Increases viscosity in lotions, creams, and ointments
Stabilizes stick products and increases melting point of lip sticks and lip balms
Acts as effective emollient
Use: For external use only,  Add to hot oil phase of formulation until melted (melting point 84-89°C / 183-192°F). Typical use level 0.5-10%. 
 
Applications: Stick products, also deodorants, lip balms, pomades, foundations, creams, lotions.
 
 

Technical

Property  Value 
 Form  White flakes
 Acid Value   1
 Hydroxyl Value  165
 Iodine Value  3
 Melt Point, ºC  84-89
 Solubility  Not water-soluble, oil-soluble
 Molecular Weight      934
 CAS 8001-78-3
   

 
INCI Name: Hydrogenated castor oil
Animal Testing: Not animal tested
GMO: GMO-free
Vegan: Does not contains animal-derived components

Raw material source: Ricinus Communis beans

 Typical Fatty Acid compositions:                %    
 Ricinoleic  89.5%
 Linoleic   4.2%
 Oleic   3%
 Palmitic  1%
 Stearic  1%
 Dihydroxystearic Acid  0.7%
 Eicosenoic  0.3%
Linolenic  0.3%

 

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