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Phytowax® Castor 22L 73

Technical Datasheet | Supplied by Sophim
Hydrogenated Caster Oil Behenyl Esters. Phytowax® Castor 22L 73 by Sophim is an oil-free, non-greasy, vegetable-based texturizing agent and emollient wax. It shows good stability against oxidation and unique sensory properties. It penetrates very easily into the epidermis & helps to moisturize and nourish the skin. It restores lipids of the skin thanks to their composition in liquid wax-esters similar to stratum corneum. It is less occlusive than other waxes and offers silky and velvety feel. It can enhance the consistency and creaminess of the formulas. It increases the viscosity of finished product without soap effect. It gives body and structure to the formulations, while bringing them smoothness, melting effect and pleasure. It is an excellent substitute for animal waxes (beeswax) or petroleum waxes (ozokerit, microcrystallin, paraffin wax). Phytowax® Castor 22L 73 is used in make-up, face-, body and hair care applications. The grade is approved by COSMOS and China. The shelf life of the product is 2 years.
Phytowax® Castor 22L 73
Technical Datasheet | Supplied by Sophim
  • Emollients > Vegetal Oils, Fats & Waxes > Waxes
  • Restructuring / Replenishing Agents
  • Smoothing Agents
  • Softening / Texturing Agents
  • Waxes / Consistency Factors > Vegetal Origin Waxes & Butters
  • moisturizing
  • quick penetration / quick absorption
  • smoothness
  • bio-based
  • nourishing
  • velvety feeling
  • non-greasy
  • oil-free
  • vegetal origin
  • spreading
  • sensory enhancement
  • softness
  • silky feel

Phytowax® Castor 22L 73 Properties


Value & Unit
Test Condition
Test Method
Iodine Value
< 4
ISO 3961
Acid Value
< 7
ISO 660
Saponification Value
90 - 120
ISO 3657

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