The variety and complexity of natural waxes lend themselves perfectly to the demands of texture options in formulation. This trend highlights the strengths of Koster Keunen’s development team and latest cosmetic formulations. Our two newest formulas support nature and showcase the impact of sustainable ingredients.
Koster Keunen has spent years understanding of the complexity of beeswax. In that time, we have mapped out all of the major components and over 200 minor components within the chemical composition of beeswax. These components lead to a chemically unique material that offers an impressive variety of formulation options. Depending on the product, beeswax can act as a thickening agent, give provide structure, work as a plasticizer, offer smooth textures and stabilize formulations.
Sustain-A-Balm brings together Koster Keunen’s commitments to sustainability and quality in a single product. This unique balm takes advantage of our exclusive chemistries including Kester Wax K-60P plasticizer for its stability and textural advantages and Kester Wax K-24 emollient to produce a silky dry after feel. Most importantly, the high-quality Sustainable Beeswax ingredient speaks to the best of our company’s mission to fully engage in responsible sourcing and promotion of the care of bees and beekeepers.
In addition to the high versatility of beeswax itself, Koster Keunen has continued our work to add other natural waxes to our high-quality ingredient portfolio. Sunflower Wax, for example, offers the specific benefit of providing interesting structure in cosmetic formulations, while Orange Wax creates the resultant smoothness and consistency in our new Bright-Eyed Shadow.
Our new Bright-Eyed Shadow shows off the unique qualities of an anhydrous eye shadow formulation, with its creamy texture and velvety finish. This natural formula offers the easy pick up that consumers desire, with the effortless spreadability and blending that they demand. Using Orange Wax for texture and emollience, our own Kester K-60P plasticizer for stability and creaminess, and Sunflower Wax for structure and consistency, Bright-Eyed Shadow creates a luxurious user experience, start to finish.
The versatility and wide range of Koster Keunen’s natural waxes options provide formulators with a host of options to meet challenges in cosmetics and personal care, whether technical or ethical. Bees are an integral connection between our environment and ourselves. Koster Keunen works with beekeepers worldwide to educate and promote hive health. Buying directly from beekeepers allows us to see that healthy hives contribute to increased food production, and therefore more sustainable and healthy local economies. Koster Keunen is proud to create excellent natural and sustainable products, while engaging in responsible production practices.