Solid anhydrous formulations with fatty alcohols
Most of anhydrous solid products that I know (e.g. lip balms, solid sticks) use certain types of ingredientes as the thickeners to solidify the formulations. The most common ones that I noticed are beeswax, carnauba wax, candelilla wax, microcristaline wax, ozokerite etc. I was wondering why cetyl alcohol/cetearyl alcohol aren’t used in these types of formulations. They’re significantly cheap and readily available thickening agents… They don’t work out right solidfying anhydrous solid products? Has anyone ever tried it?
Just asking out of curiosity!
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