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Cosmowax™ P

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Nonionic emulsion stabilizer effective at pH extremes and high electrolyte levels. Good for antiperspirants, depilatories, hair straighteners, cold waves.

Croda considers the RSPO’s Mass Balance system to be an important progressive step in supporting the palm oil physical supply chain and creating momentum towards segregated sustainable Palm Oil and Palm Kernel Oil material. To that end, sampling will be of the sustainable palm variant, SP Cosmowax P MBAL.

INCI name

Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Ceteareth-20

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Product details

Physical form at 25°C

  • Pastille


  • Lanolin and derivatives


  • Emulsion stabilisers
  • Emulsifiers
  • Formulation bases

Regional availability

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • N America


  • Skin care
  • Hair care


  • Antiperspirants & deodorants
  • Hair relaxing / permanent waves
  • Shaving / hair removal
  • Sun protection

Consumer benefit

  • Hydrating / moisturising / nourishing

Certifications and standards

  • RSPO

Regional compliance


Ingredient origin

  • Plant derived
  • Petrochemical derived

Composition information

  • Preservative free
  • EDTA free
  • BHT / BHA free
  • Sustainable palm (RSPO MBAL)

% Renewable

  • 79

% Bio-based

  • 79


  • Expected to be readily biodegradable


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