INCI: Myrica Cerifera Fruit Wax
This is a plant based wax, Ecocert certified and suitable for all natural and vegan cosmetic applications.
Myrica wax is derived from the peels of the myrica berry, a tree/shrub native to Colombian Andes. The plant and the berries are called wax myrtle and bayberry as well.
The wax has a decent pale colour and scent and does not affect the colour and scent of the product.
Melting point 45-55 oC
Saponification value 210-240
Acid value 5-25
Myrica wax is applicable in all cosmetic material from cleansing balms and butters to hair styling product, decorative cosmetics and emulsions. It has emulsion stabilizing properties, viscosity modifying properties in W/O emulsions and adds hold and shine to hair care products.
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