Rice Bran Wax
We are the UK’s sole direct importer of Rice Bran Wax. This unique wax has steadily grown in popularity and can be used in a wide range of applications.
A hard, natural wax, light in colour and without odour, Rice Bran Wax (Oryza Sativa Cera) is extracted by the winterization of crude rice bran oil. It is characterised by a high melt point, low acid value and is particularly hydrophobic.
Rice Bran Wax can be used as an economic replacement for Carnauba and Candelilla Wax in cosmetic formulation. This versatile wax is FDA approved for food use and is 100% natural, sustainable and vegan friendly. It also has Ecocert and COSMOS registration.
In crude form, Rice bran Wax is dark brown in colour with a wax content of around 85%. It has a slightly lower melt point and can be used as a substitute for the less refined versions of Carnauba Wax (Type 4) and Montan Wax.
Beauty from a rice grain
Rice Bran Wax has application in a wide variety of cosmetics. Formulators appreciate its ability to strengthen and thicken gels making an ideal component in massage oils. As a carrier, it helps transport ingredients into the skin. It is quickly absorbed and does not form a sticky film. It is seen as particularly good oil binder, effective in reducing sweating/leaching in lipstick and mascara.
It works perfectly as a consistency agent for creams, lip care balms and other decorative cosmetics. It has a hydrophobic character and is therefore suitable for emulsions. Rice Bran Wax is also growing in popularity as a natural exfoliating bead in its micronized form.
It is also a key ingredient in polishes, tablet coatings for food and pharmaceutical products, release agents, electrical insulation, printing inks, TTR and many other technical applications.
It is available in 25 kilos bags or cartons.