PEG-8 Beeswax

PEG-8 Beeswax is the result of the esterification of the free fatty acids of beeswax with polyethylene glycol. The outcome of this process is a light colored wax with self-emulsifying properties and improved oil gelling capabilities designed to be used in all cosmetic applications. It creates emulsions with a rich texture and glossy appearance.

Chemical Properties

ANALYTICAL TEST METHOD SPECIFICATION UNITS
Melting Point USP 741 59-70 °C
Acid Value USP 401 <5 mg KOH/g
Saponification Value USP 401 77-90 mg KOH/g
Color Visual Off White to Light Yellow

Formulation Guidelines

PEG-8 Beeswax creates lotions that are bright and fluid with enhanced emolliency and spreadability. It will allow the formulator to use up to 60% oil phase. Applications include sunscreens, pomades, hair care fixatives, depilatories, ointments, creams and emulsions.

Regulatory

  • INCI NAME: PEG-8 Beeswax

  • CAS #: Not assigned

  • EINECS #: Not assigned

  • KOSTER KEUNEN CODE #: 202

  • TRADE NAME: PEG-8 Beeswax

  • MINIMUM SHELF LIFE: 2 Years

  • MANUFACTURED: Watertown, Connecticut, USA

  • NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS: Yes

  • KOSHER: Yes

  • ORGANIC: No

  • GMO FREE: No

  • GRAS: No

  • CANADA: Unknown at time of print

  • JAPAN: Unknown at time of print

  • CHINA: Unknown at time of print

  • AUSTRALIA: Unknown at time of print

  • REACH: Unknown at time of print