Candelilla (double refined) is a vegetable wax found in great quantities in Mexico North Central Plateau and Southeastern Texas. Candelilla is extracted from the shrub, Euphorbia Cerifera, by boiling and skimming off the resultant layer of wax. The raw material is then twice bleached and filtered to a yellow color.
Applications: Sunscreens, Lipsticks, Lip Gloss, Emulsions, and Lubricants.
Candelilla produces excellent gloss and structure, and is ideal for finished products where firm consistency and high melt point are important. Candelilla also has water repellent and film forming properties.
INCI name: Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax