Synthetic Wax

Synthetic Wax as an abrasive or exfoliant agent is an ingredient which is added to cosmetic products to rub away or scrape the surface layer of cells or tissue from the skin. As an Emulsion Stabilizer it provides a firmer texture to cosmetic products. While it is not a true emulsifier, it helps to stabilize emulsions by thickening the lipid (oil) portion of products and hence keep emulsions from separating into their oil and liquid components. Synthetic Wax as a Viscosity adjuster is a material used to increase or decrease the thickness of a liquid product.