Know Your Ingredients: Candelilla Wax

by Gio

What it is
Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax is a yellowish-brown hard wax derived from the plant Euphorbia cerifera.

What it does
Candelilla Wax increases the thickness of the oil portion of solid and stick-like products, giving them their form.
In eyeshadows, Candelilla Wax is used to stiffen the texture without hardening it, while in products with a creamy consistency, it acts an as emulsifier, preventing the oil and liquid components of an emulsion from separating.

Side effects
Candelilla Wax is generally considered to be safe.


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Kiss & Make-up November 9, 2013 - 10:03 am

Good to know again!

beautifulwithbrains November 10, 2013 - 9:01 pm

Kiss & Make-up, I’m glad you found it useful.

Janessa November 19, 2013 - 6:10 am

I’ve seen this one in Jurlique’s face creams I think but not in eyeshadow. I usually don’t pay much attention to eyeshadow ingredients but now I think I should!

beautifulwithbrains November 20, 2013 - 9:08 pm

Janessa, I don’t pay attention to eyeshadow ingredients either lol. But when it comes to skincare products, I read the label very carefully. 🙂


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