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Kester Wax K-385

Kester Wax K-385 is a solid, crystalline natural ester wax. The primary advantage of the K-385 is its excellent texturizing properties anhydrous systems, with some medium level oil gelling capabilities. It has a broad compatibility with lipid cosmetic ingredients and melts slightly above body temperature for stable melting textures.

Chemical Properties

ANALYTICAL TEST METHOD SPECIFICATION UNITS
Melting Point USP 741 40-50 °C
Acid Value USP 401 <5 mg KOH/g
Saponification Value USP 401 105-130 mg KOH/g
Iodine Value USP 401 <2 mg KOH/g
Color Visual White to Light Tan

Formulation Guidelines

This solid ester wax can work as a texturizer, binder and secondary support in structuring of anhydrous cosmetics. Formulators can create subtle texture differences when using Kester Wax K-385 over butters and produce more stable products. K-385 will help support anhydrous skin, hair and cosmetic applications that need to pass 45°C stability.

Regulatory

  • INCI NAME: Cetyl Myristate

  • CAS #: 2599-01-1

  • EINECS #: 220-001-1

  • KOSTER KEUNEN CODE #: 352

  • MINIMUM SHELF LIFE: 2 Years

  • MANUFACTURED: Watertown, Connecticut, USA

  • NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS: Yes

  • KOSHER: Yes

  • ORGANIC: No

  • GMO FREE: No

  • CANADA: Listed

  • CHINA: Listed

  • AUSTRALIA: Listed