Speciality wax blends which are made from natural and synthetic materials. They can add many different benefits to a variety of Personal Care formulations, for example increased plasticity, improved pay off and stability, oil gelling and enhanced sensorial aspects.
Koster Keunen produces speciality formulated waxes for personal care and industrial applications acting as wetters, dispersants, gelling aids, and emollients.
The Personal Care division of Alfa Chemicals offers high quality speciality ingredients to the UK Personal Care market. From an established portfolio of Partners, we supply functional ingredients such as emulsifiers and texturising agents, as well as highly substantiated actives.
Kesterwax K24 is a plant based low molecular weight high purity monoester that is compatible with most cosmetic ingredients. It can be used as a slip agent and a skin penetrating agent for anhydrous systems like mineral oil. Kesterwax K24 can replace many ester oils in cosmetic formulas while increasing the stability of those formulations.
- Lauryl Laurate
- Vegan, Non-GMO
Kesterwax K60P is a soft and pliable wax that is naturally derived from castor oil. It is ideal for creating creamier textures while increasing the stability of your product. It functions as a film former, emollient and plasticizer.
- Behenyl Polyhydroxystearic Acid & Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax
- Palm oil free, Vegan, Non-GMO
Kesterwax K72 is a naturally derived, high purity mono-ester wax. It possesses good thermal stability, a narrow thermal phase change, film forming properties and offers good compatibility with a wide range of solvents. It can be used as a natural structuring and gelling agent, especially in colour cosmetics and other sticks. In combination with Kesterwax K60P, it can be used as a vegan replacement for beeswax. In addition, granulated Kesterwax K72 can be used as a natural replacement for polyethylene exfoliating beads.
- Behenyl Behenate
- Non-GMO, Palm oil free, Vegan