Our Polyhydroxystearic Acid is a soft and pliable wax that is naturally derived from castor oil. Acts as a texturing agent, wax, thickener and film former. Melting point 50-70oC (122-158F). Saponification Value 90-125mg KOH/g.
- Thick pasty thickener, providing consistency and emolliency to lotions and creams but also color cosmetics
- Great oil-gelling agent
- Acts also as film-former, emulsion stabilizer, sunscreen enhancer, and plasticizer
- Ideal for creating creamier textures while increasing the stability of emulsions
Add to hot oil phase (122-158F). Typical use level 1-25%. For external use only.
Creams, lotions, gels, sunscreens, color cosmetics (e.g. eye shadow).
No purity grade applicable
Light tan to brown paste
Water-insoluble, oil soluble
Store in a closed container at a dry place at room temperature
Country of Origin
Raw Material Source
Starting material is castor beans
Polyhydroxystearic acid is a polymer of hydroxystearic acid obtained from castor oil.
Not animal tested
Does not contain animal-derived components