• Glides on smoothly and achieves beautiful coverage with some gloss
  • Rich, highly pigmented stick
  • Mass market, vegan formula


  • SynKos Wax 2050: Synthetic wax that increases melt point and provides hard structure in anhydrous formulas, mimics the properties of medium melt paraffins, ozokerites, polyethylenes. Economical, versatile structurant.
  • Synthetic Candelilla Wax R-4: Wax blend designed to mimic the properties of natural candelilla wax. Hard and brittle, provies structure and gloss. Cost effective alternative to candelilla wax. Usage level 1-20%.
  • Kester Wax K-82P: Unique plasticizer. High melt point soft wax improves stability, compatibility, and feel of anhydrous systems without affecting structure. Creates jellies and squeezables. Usage level 0.25-20%.


Main Topic

  • Color Cosmetics

Sub Topics

  • Anhydrous
  • Lip Product
  • Stick
  • Vegan


  • Combine Phase B/Color Base ingredients and mill until homogeneous.
  • Melt and mix Phase A.
  • Slowly add the color base to Phase A.
  • Once the pigments have been dispersed into Phase A, add Phase C.
  • Mix quickly until uniform and pour into molds.

Stability Information

  • Three months at 45°C
  • Three months at room temperature
  • Three freeze/thaw cycles

Supplier Information

  1. Koster Keunen, Inc.
  2. Jeen
  3. Sensient
  4. Brenntag Specialties

Ingredient Trade Name



Phase A
Synkos 20501 Synthetic Wax 15.0
Synthetic Candelilla Wax1 Synthetic Beeswax, Synthetic Wax, Stearic Acid 10.0
Kester Wax K-82P1 C18-38 Alkyl Hydroxystearoyl Stearate 5.0
Kester Wax K-241 Lauryl Laurate 5.0
Jeecol ODD2 Octyldodecanol 15.0
Jeechem OP2 Octyl Palmitate 15.0
Phase B
Castor Oil Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil 19.2
Red 403 FD&C Red 40 CI 16035 6.66
Unipire Red LC 3203 Carmine 2.25
Unipure Black LC 9893 Iron Oxides CI 77499 0.06
Titanium Dioxide 3254 Titanium Dioxide 1.83
Phase C
Jeesilc CPS-2112 Cyclopentasiloxane 5.0