Premium Emulsifying Wax NF Vegetable Polysorbate 60 Polawax
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Premium Emulsifying Wax NF(National Formulary) (Polawax)
Not a fan of your product ingredients separating before your product even reaches your customer? Consider adding an emulsifier. Emulsifying Wax is an essential ingredient used for making lotions, creams as well as many other cosmetic & beauty products because it acts as a bonding agent that will keep all your ingredients mixed in a uniform consistency. It eliminates separation and is especially important when your recipe contains plant and/or essential oils.
Lotions and creams are created from a mixture of water and oil. Use emulsifying wax to blend your water and oils together so your recipe stays creamy and smooth. Without Emulsifying wax, your recipe will most likely separate over time. This is one of the easiest emulsifiers to use and is used by most home crafters of lotions and creams. The wax also helps the ingredients to penetrate the skin, Which helps facilitate the moisturizing qualities of the product.
You might be wondering how it does this. Emulsifiers actually work on a molecular level, by attracting both water and oil to form a homogeneous mixture. Water is considered polar and things that like water are also called polar or hydrophilic, which means water-loving. Non-polar materials like olive oil are hydrophobic, which means water repelling. An emulsifier has a hydrophilic portion and a hydrophobic portion. This essentially means that it can effectively bind both water and oils.
Some of the structures of the emulsifier bond with oil, while others attract water. Each part traps the liquid keeping it from breaking free to separate and keeps the ingredients suspended evenly in the product.
INCI Nomenclature: Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, PEG-150 Stearate, Steareth-20
Appearance: Off-White Solid Pellets
Recommended Use Rate: 3-6%, 3-5% for lotions, and 5-6% for creams and conditioners.
Suggested Applications: Cosmetic, Beauty & Hair Care Products
Storage: Protected from direct light and humidity at a temperature of 50°-77°F (10°-25°C)
Shelf life: 24 months, properly stored, in a sealed container.
This product should be added to a formulation at the recommended usage rate.