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Kester Wax Explained

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Ester chemistry used in personal care and cosmetics can range from oils to waxy solids depending on their molecular weight. The differences in composition will affect the product form, its properties, and its behavior in finished formulas.

Each of Koster Keunen’s Kester Waxes are created for different performances in finished products.

FORMULATION GUIDELINES
Each Kester Wax follow the same basic guidelines. Melt into oil phase. Best practices for working with wax chemistries is to melt 5-10 degrees over melt point.

CLEAN BEAUTY
Approved for use* with leading brands including but not limited to: Clean at Sephora, Credo Beauty and Whole Foods Premium Body Care.

 

* at the time of print

Products

Wax esters allow specific characteristics of a formula to be designed. They are advanced tools for the chemist to shape distinct features.

Kester Wax K-24

Kester Wax K-48

Kester Wax K-56

Kester Wax K-59

Kester Wax K-60P

Kester Wax K-62

Kester Wax K-72

Formulas

Example formulas showcasing each of the Kester Wax products listed.

Formulas

Kester Wax K-24

Wax No. 6358B

A non-traditional wax ester, Kester Wax K-24 is a solid at room temperature with performances comparable to a liquid ester in formulations. This product will not structure systems. Kester K-24 is highly compatible in all systems, similar to most cosmetic oils and liquid esters.

Solid to Liquid in a Blink

Kester Wax K-24 has a fast phase change allowing this ester to transition from solid to liquid instantly. The chemistry lends an initial cooling effect in some emulsion formulas, and provides that “instant slip” in formulation provided by the low melt point (25°C).

Applications

Highly versatile ester wax that can be used in all applications including Skin Care, Hair Care, Color Cosmetics, Sunscreens, AP/DEO, Wash-off or Leave-on products. Acceptable for natural, clean beauty and vegan formulas.

 

SKIN CARE HAIR CARE COLOR COSMETICS
  • Emulsions & Lotions
  • Baby Care
  • Face Care
  • Lip Care
  • AP/DEO
  • Sticks & Balms
  • Ointments
  • Massage Oils
  • Sunscreens
  • Conditioners
  • Shampoos
  • Styling
  • Pomades
  • Clays
  • Anhydrous
  • Masks
  • Chemical Treaments
  • Lipsticks
  • Pencils
  • Anhydrous
  • Foundations
  • Pressed Powders
  • Lip Balm
  • Make-up Remover
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
  • Ester
  • Emollient
  • Melting Texture
  • Silicone Alternative
  • Dry Powdery Feel
  • Cooling Effect
  • Reduces Greasiness

CLEAN BEAUTY

  • Natural – Plant Based
  • RSPO
  • Clean Beauty Approved

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS

  • INCI: Lauryl Laurate
  • Typical Usage: 1-50%
  • Form: Paste
  • Package: 20kg Pail

Kester Wax K-48

Wax No. 6120P

A non-traditional wax ester, Kester Wax K-48 is a natural, plant-based ester that provides opacity, emolliency and body in both Leave-on and Wash-off formulas. This product will not […]

Kostol NatureMuls

INCI: Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearyl Lactylate

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APPLICATIONS

Kostol NatureMuls is a versatile emulsifier that can be used in natural and conventional formulations. For use in all personal care products for leave-on or wash-off applications including the following:

SKIN CARE

  • Emulsions
  • Lotions
  • Creams
  • Sun Care
  • Baby Care
  • Mousse
  • Eye Products
  • Masks
  • Serums
  • Shave Preparations

HAIR CARE

  • Treatments
  • Conditioning

COLOR COSMETICS

  • Emulsions
  • Foundations
  • Mascara

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CLEAN BEAUTY

Kostol NatureMuls meets the ISO 16128 definition of natural ingredient and its natural origin index is 1. It is also RSPO mass balanced and approved for use* with leading clean beauty brands including but not limited t: Clean at Sephora, Credo Beauty and Whole Foods Premium Body Care.

Key Features & Benefits

  • PEG-Free & Natural
  • All-in-One Emulsification System
  • Primary Emulsifier
  • Emulsion Break: Medium to long
  • Oil-in-water
  • Self-emulsifying

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS

INCI: Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearyl Lactylate

Typical Usage Levels: 2-8%
HLB Value: 6-8
pH range: 5-12
Form: Pastilles
Package: 25kg Boxes

SKIN CARE

  • Emulsions
  • Lotions
  • Creams
  • Sun Care
  • Baby Care
  • Mousse
  • Eye Products
  • Masks
  • Serums
  • Shave Preparations

HAIR CARE

  • Treatments
  • Conditioning

COLOR COSMETICS

  • Emulsions
  • Foundations
  • Mascara

Formulation Guidelines

  • Easy to use. Combine emulsifier with the oil phase and heat until phase is melted and homogeneous. Add to hot water phase and mix with conventional mixer (propeller or paddle) at high speed until emulsion is formed. Cool with medium speed until pour temp (40°C or lower).
  • Lab results show homogenization does not negatively affect the emulsifier and can be used as needed for complex and stabilizers.
  • Need to increase the oil to emulsifier ration beyond 3:1? This is attainable by using additional support thickeners and stabilizers.

Natural Emulsification

Formulating natural emulsions are no longer cost prohibitive or difficult with Kostol NatureMuls. This peg-free emulsifier was created by Koster Keunen scientist and starts with plant-based waxes and lipids. It has the ability to support the entire system as the only emulsifier you require, or choose to use it as the primary emulsifier or co-emulsifier for specific textures and bounce.

“This emulsifier checks all the boxes for my job. It is me preferred emulsifier when formulating natural because it is so dependable. I find all levels of Kostol NatureMuls provides a fantastic feel and different percentages contributes to the sensorial attributes of the emulsion.”

Chemist with 15 years personal care experience.

DEEP RICH TEXTURE

Specifically developed to deliver lavish lotions, these comforting, richly textured emulsions wrap skin in softness to restore skin’s natural radiance and beauty. Create a rich, velvety and nourishing product coupled with formulators choice of actives to deliver the perfect beauty cream with the specifics desired. Emulsions made with NatureMuls will have a medium to long break with velvety cushion. Looking to produce a high-end lotion or serum? Require a pourable or […]

STMS in Hair Care

Kostol STMS is a high performing cationic oil-in-water emulsifier designed for both hair and skin care formulation. Emulsion development using Kostol STMS provides better adhesion to hair and skin than standard emulsions.

Textural Realm – Color Cream

This stylish natural creamy eyeshadow has a unique pick up and effortless spreadability. Easily blendable, this anhydrous formula finishes with a velvety sensation. This formula uses natural ingredients.

Kester Wax K-24 Flyer

Koster Keunen manufactures this natural ester from a mixture of coconut and palm oils (RSPO certified sustainable). This low molecular weight monoester is highly compatible with cosmetic ingredients.

Enhans PC-38 – Sun & Skin Care

Koster Keunen chemists have taken our knowledge of wax chemistry and synthetic polymers to engineer this exclusive raw material. This compound can be used to make creamy textures in skin care and boost SPF values.

Enhans PC-38 – Color Cosmetics

Koster Keunen chemists have taken our knowledge of wax chemistry and synthetic polymers to engineer this exclusive raw material. Our multiuse compound can be used to make unique textures and improve current formulas in anhydrous systems, such as lipsticks, cream to powders, foundations, and pencils.

Sunscreen Formulation

Koster Keunen’s Enhans products deliver SPF efficiency, superior esthetics, broad spectrum protection and cost-effective economics in sunscreen formulations. As a result of changing regulations and consumer needs, sunscreen formulations must provide benefits beyond UV protection

Kostol STMS Moisture Evaluations

Kostol STMS is a high performing O/W cosmetic emulsifier that will moisturize and soften the skin after initial use and over time. This cationic emulsifier produces superior white emulsions at multiple viscosities with effective spreading and film forming properties.

Enhans SB-63 – Sun & Skin Care

Enhans SB-63 is designed for use in all personal care systems with high levels of compatibility. Results are seen with usage levels as low as 1%. Formulators can develop multiple finished products by varying the percentage of SB-63, making this a key ingredient for innovation.