Synthetic Beeswax

$181.25 ($7.25/kg) - 25kg Carton

Synthetic Beeswax 6122 is a cost-effective replacement to beeswax designed and manufactured by Koster Keunen.

For orders over 10 cartons, please call customer service at 860-945-3333 for bulk pricing.

Synthetic Beeswax 6122 is a cost-effective replacement to beeswax designed and manufactured by Koster Keunen in their Watertown Connecticut manufacturing facility. In personal care, beeswax is used for oil gelling capabilities, structuring, thickening, film-forming and can aid in emulsification. It is an excellent choice for lip balms, lipsticks, and other anhydrous systems. It is widely used in emulsions, creams, butters, body sticks, and sunscreens. It is also found in emulsions and anhydrous systems like mascaras and hair products. 

Each wax is created differently, as there are no requirements on the final mixture. Koster Keunen mimics the chemistry of pure beeswax when making their synthetic wax for compatibility and consistency. The product is a mixture of synthetic and plant-based fatty alcohols and acids and the finished product has a comparable melt point, ester, and acid value to real beeswax. Consider synthetic for a cost-effective alternative.

Koster Keunen was founded on beeswax; and the understanding and study of the mechanisms of beeswax. We have extensively studied the chemistry to better understand its function in all types of formulation. Koster Keunen scientists have determined there are three main factors influencing the successful replacement of beeswax in the formulation. These factors are functionality, type of system, and (in some cases) percentage of use. Other factors formulators must consider include the acceptability of alternate chemistries, and whether the replacement needs to be natural or naturally derived. After many studies, Koster Keunen has verified that Synthetic Beeswax #6122 is a good alternative for beeswax in oil-in-water emulsions, or as a primary structural or supporting ingredient in anhydrous products. All formulations are different, and the swapping out must be tested by the formulator to ensure compatibility. 

Synthetic Beeswax 6122 will mimic the major and minor components of beeswax in a cost-effective way giving the structure your system will need. Use in sticks, lip balms, anhydrous systems, color cosmetics, and skincare formulations. The Koster Keunen formulation team has created a range of formulas using Synthetic Beeswax including lip care, lip balm, low-cost hair pomades, and emulsions. Koster Keunen synthetic beeswax is a vegan alternative to regular beeswax.

Technical Data

Trade NameSynthetic Beeswax
Melting Point (S)62-65°C
Melting Point (M)USP 741, Class II
Acid Value (S)17-24
Acid Value (M)USP 401
Ester Value (S)72-79
Easter Value (M)USP 401
INCI NameSynthetic Beeswax
EU INCI NameSynthetic Beeswax
ReachUnknown at time of print
GMO-FreeNot Applicable
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