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  • Acticire MB experience?

    Posted by MattTheChemist on June 24, 2022 at 5:34 pm


    Does anyone have any experience working with this material from Gattefosse? It is used as a texturizing, thickening, and skin-feel-enhancing blend of wax esters. I am curious how it would alter haptics (positive or negative) in a cream emulsion if anyone has first-hand experience.

    These are very long carbon chains, so I am also curious how this would compare to longer chain fatty alcohols such as behenyl and/or brassica, if at all. 

    I have samples on the way. 

    INCI: Jojoba Esters, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Acacia Deccurens Flower Wax, Polyglycerin-3

    Thank you!

    MattTheChemist replied 11 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • MarkBroussard

    Professional Chemist / Formulator
    June 24, 2022 at 8:50 pm


    Yes, I usually use it in balms instead of beeswax.  i have also used it in a couple of creams.  It yields a nice texture.  Use 2% to 3% in a cream.  7% to 10% in a balm

  • MattTheChemist

    June 24, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Brilliant. I’ll test it out. Thank you @MarkBroussard !