• Rich, highly pigmented stick.
  • Mass market, vegan formula.
  • Free from polyethylene and conventional petrochemicals.


  • SynKos Wax 2040: Synthetic wax that provides soft structure in anhydrous formulas, mimics the properties of low melt paraffins or ozokerites. Petrolatum alternative in emulsions. Economical, versatile thickener.
  • SynKos Wax 2065: 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.
  • Kester Wax K-60P: Naturally derived plasticizer. Increases melt point, stability, compatibility in anhydrous systems, thickens emulsions and provides texture. Usage level 0.5-20%.
  • Kester Wax K-24: Naturally derived wax ester of plant origin. Low melt point semi-solid, melts on body contact, provides cooling sensation. Adds slip, reduces greasy feel, dimethicone alternative. Usage level up to 50%.


Main Topic

  • Color Cosmetics

Sub Topics

  • Anhydrous
  • Lip Product
  • Stick
  • Vegan


  • Combine Phase B/Color Base ingredients and mill until homogeneous. Melt and Phase A.
  • Next, slowly add the color base to Phase A.
  • Continue mixing and cooling until a temperature of about 80°C.
  • Pour into containers.


Three months at 45°C, three months at room temperature, three freeze/thaw cycles.


  1. Koster Keunen, Inc.
  2. BASF
  3. Alzo
  4. Jeen
  5. Sensient
  6. Brenntag Specialties

Ingredient Trade Name



Phase A
SynKos 20401 Synthetic Wax 12.5
SynKos 20651 Synthetic Wax 8.5
Kester Wax K-60P1 Polyhydroxystearic Acid 6.0
Kester Wax K-241 Lauryl Laurate 5.0
Cetiol CC2 Dicaprylyl Carbonate 14.0
Dermol 993 Isononyl Isononanoate 7.0
Phase B
Jeechem OP4 Octyl Palmitate 17.87
Unipure Red LC 3285 Red 28 Lake CI 45410 1.81
Unipure Red LC 3005 Red 30 Lake CI 73360 1.52
Unipure Red LC 3865 Iron Oxides CI 77491 1.81
Unipure Blue LC 6865 Ultramarines CI 77007 0.15
Titanium Dioxide 3256 Titanium Dioxide CI 77891 3.48
Mica Sericite BC 2856 Mica 10.36
Phase C
Jeesilc CPS-2114 Cyclopentasiloxane 10.0