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Bees Wax

Natural Thickener with Emulsifying Properties Description: Cosmetic grade bees wax, glandular excretion product from bees, composed of myricin (mixture of

Candelilla Wax

Natural Thickener with Protecting Properties Description: Natural vegetable wax extracted from the candelilla plant (Euphorbia antisyphilitica, pedilanthus pavonis) from Northeastern

Carnauba Wax

Natural Thickener with Softening Effect Description: Natural vegetable wax exuded by the leaves of a palm tree (copernicia cerifera) growing

Cosmedia Guar

Conditioning Thickener & Foam Enhancer Description: Cationic guar gum is a modified, naturally derived (from the seeds of the guar

Microcrystalline Wax

All-Purpose Crystalline Wax Description: Mineral wax consisting of hydrocarbons structured as fine crystals. Off-white slabs, odorless. Melting Point: 70-74°C (158-165°F).


Film-Forming Polymer Thickener
Description: PVP (polyvinylpyrrolidone) is a water soluble polymer with film forming properties. It is widely used in medicine (e.g. plasma volume expander or contact lenses). The molecular weight is K-90 (111.14 g/mol). White to off-white powder, bland odor. Soluble in water and alcoholic solvents (propanols, ethanol, glycerin), insoluble in oils and hydrocarbons.CAS: 9003-39-8INCI Name: Polyvinylpyrrolidone
  • Effective thickening agent and film former for hair gels, hair sprays and adhesive powders and gels
  • Usage level is limited only by viscosity
  • Very pH stable, non-ionic and colorless
  • Best when combined with carbomer or other thickeners to give stiffer hold in hair gels
  • Acts also as a dispersant for titanium dioxide and organic pigments
Use: Typical use level 1-40%, about 4-7% in hair gels. Add to the water phase of formulations, hydrate & then mix well. For external use only.Applications: Hair care products, adhesive film forming gels, color cosmetics.


Moisturizing Thickener & Texturizer Description: Natural polyhydric alcohol derived from a sugar solution (dextrose) from wheat (gluten-free), consists of the

Xanthan Gum, Prehydrated

Natural Thickener & Viscosity Enhancer Description: Natural gum derived as an excretion product from bacteriae (Xanthomas campestris), composed of pure