Cosmetics & Personal Care

Wax for Cosmetic & Personal Care Applications

Blended Waxes, Inc. has various natural, paraffin, and microcrystalline waxes that are used in this industry. We have waxes for therapeutic uses to straight waxes that are used as wax additives the cosmetic industry. Wax has been used in the personal care field for many years and with our years of knowledge in the wax industry we can help meet your goals for your specific product. Our team will work with you to find or create a wax blend that will meet or exceed your expectations for your end product.

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How Different Waxes Benefit Cosmetics and Personal Care Applications

Whether you manufacture cosmetics, personal care products or both, microcrystalline and paraffin waxes offer several unique benefits.

Microcrystalline Wax

Microcrystalline wax is derived from crude oil and is produced during the de-oiling process. It has non-straight chain components and a fine-grained crystal structure. This wax offers a high melting point and, depending on the grade of the wax, it can have either a soft or hard texture. It can also vary in color, with shades ranging from yellow to brown.

These properties make microcrystalline wax ideal for blending cosmetic and personal care ingredients to make them either thicker, harder or more flexible. This wax helps deliver color uniformity, making cosmetics and personal care products visually appealing. If your products incorporate other waxes and oils, microcrystalline will easily work with them.

Paraffin Wax

Paraffin wax, like microcrystalline wax, is produced from the petroleum production process. It’s most commonly produced by chilling and then separating the waxy portion from the oil. It has very large crystalline structures and a low melting point. There are two main types — low and high melt point — and these can range from a soft to solid texture.

In cosmetics and personal care products, paraffin wax dissolves easily into the skin, delivering moisture and a protective barrier. Because it is odorless and either white or translucent, it works well in products that already have colors or are scented.

Different Applications of Wax in the Cosmetics Industry

Both waxes are used in a wide range of cosmetic and personal care applications, including:

  • Baby products
  • Eye and face makeup
  • Balms and lipsticks
  • Foundations
  • Shampoos
  • Fragrances
  • Skincare
  • Sunscreen and suntan products
  • Nail care

Paraffin works well for dry, irritated skin because it penetrates and moisturizes both the skin and hair. This is why it’s often used in body lotions as well as hair conditioner and masks. Microcrystalline wax is ideal for binding and providing structure in products like styling waxes.

Overall, these two waxes can be used any time you want to:

  • Add shine to products.
  • Keep a product solid.
  • Increase the stability of products.
  • Improve a product’s texture.

Find the Right Wax for Your Cosmetic and Personal Care Applications at Blended Waxes

At Blended Waxes, we’ve been manufacturing custom wax blends for a wide range of cosmetic and personal care applications since 1976. Our team has the equipment and resources to design and produce waxes in an efficient and cost-effective way.

Depending on your needs, you can choose from one of our existing waxes or we can create a custom wax for your unique application. With our custom blends, you’ll have the chance to see a sample and provide us with feedback before we continue developing it. We’ll work with you every step of the way to ensure the final product exceeds your expectations.

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