Best Wax for Stick Cosmetics 🙂
Greetings from super snowy Detroit.
I’m taking a dive into the world of stick cosmetic formulation (mostly stick highlighters and blushes, not interested in formulating lipsticks at this time.)
I’ve looked at dozens of ingredients lists and there does not seem to be any consistency in what different brands use to harden their blush and highlighter sticks. Some use natural waxes like Beeswax, Candellila and Carnauba, whereas others use Synthetic wax, Ozokerite wax and Microcrystalline Wax.
Still others make aqueous sticks using sodium stearate.
I’m going to be doing a ton of experimenting, but I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on the best wax or combination of waxes for stick cosmetics?
I have Beeswax, Candellila, Carnauba, Rice Bran, Microcrystalline and Cera Bellina. Willing to buy any others if needed.
I prefer to avoid the Beeswax and Cera Bellina as I’d like to stay away from animal derived ingredients but will use them if I have to.
Thank you!! ❤️
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