Synthetic Wax

EWG Level: 1

Synthetic wax is a hydrocarbon wax produced from fossil fuel materials such as natural gas. Synthetic Wax and Synthetic Beeswax are manufactured waxes. In cosmetics and personal care products, these waxes are used in many types of products including lipsticks, baby products, eye and facial makeup, as well as nail care, skin care, suntan, sunscreen, fragrance, and noncoloring hair preparations.

Funtions; Binder; Emulsion Stabilizer; Fragrance Ingredient; Viscosity Increasing Agent – Nonaqueous; ANTISTATIC; BINDING; EMOLLIENT; EMULSION STABILISING; MASKING; VISCOSITY CONTROLLING

Concerns, “Not suspected to be an environmental toxin, Not suspected to be persistent and Not suspected to be bioaccumulative” (Environment Canada Domestic Substance List)

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