Castorwax®
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Chemical Name: Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Product Category(s):
Emollients
Application(s):
Antiperspirant/Deodorant
Color Cosmetics
Creams/Ointments
Ethnic Hair Care
Skin Care
Sun Care
The Castorwax® line of hydrogenated castor oil products are solid emollients. The materials are very commonly used as an addition to suspensoid antiperspirant sticks. They may also be incorporated into the oil phase of oil-in-water emulsions where they function as an internal phase thickener and emollient. Owing to their occlusivity, they reduce trans-epidermal water loss and, in addition, hydrate the skin through humectancy via hydrogen bonding between water and the material’s hydroxyl groups. One of the grades meets the specifications set forth in the National Formulary.

Features & Benefits:
  • High melting point
  • Odorless and tasteless
  • Compatible with silicone fluids
  • Thickener and opacifier
  • Heat stability at high temperatures
  • Improved distribution of antiperspirant actives
  • Lends luster and repels water from pigmented systems