Branched Kester Wax BK-40 #197B
Branched Kester Wax BK-40 is a new high molecular weight branched ester. The properties of this wax are unique. It is hard and brittle, yet has a low melting point. This is the first time these properties have become available in a true wax.
Creams, Lotions, Lipsticks, Lip Balms, Make-ups, Eyeliners, Stick Pencils, Mascaras, Sunscreens, Hair Care
Branched Kester Wax BK-40 improves skin feel, imparts a creamy texture in formulations, and is less greasy than triglycerides. Due to the high molecular weight of the Branched Kester Wax BK-40, it is an excellent film former, and in formulations it helps to reduce transepidermal water loss.
This wax can be used as a replacement for more expensive ingredients such as coco and shea butter as well as other partially hydrogenated and fully hydrogenated triglycerides, which have been traditionally used for their low melting points and creamy textures in formulations.