Sunflower Wax – A bright idea!
Refined Sunflower wax (Helianthus Annuus Cera) is a hard vegetable wax obtained from the winterisation of sunflower oil. It is growing in popularity and can be used as a replacement for Carnauba, Rice Bran Wax and Candelilla Wax in certain cosmetic formulations.
Its composition provides excellent oil gelling properties, allowing use at low concentrations. Sunflower Wax also lowers the greasiness of oils and forms a strong network of wax crystals which improves the strength and temperature stability of the finished product.
Our Sunflower Wax is very light in colour and has very low odour, it is not genetically modified, does not contain preservatives and is not tested on animals.
Natural Sunflower Wax is used in formulating skin and sun care creams, colour cosmetics, lip balms, mascara, massage butters, creams and lotions.
Grades of Sunflower Wax
Natural Sunflower Wax (PHC 3439)
Having a melting point of 75-78°c makes Natural Sunflower Wax the obvious choice as a replacement to the more scarce and costly waxes like Carnauba and Candelilla Wax. Used mainly in the cosmetic industry for improving texture and hardness in stick formulations.
Creamy white in appearance, low in odour and available in 25 kilo bags or cartons.