carnaubaPuresters are vegetable derived esters for Cosmetic & Personal Care use. They are produced from naturally derived fatty alcohol & fatty alcohol feedstock's.

There are three grades that cover a range of melting points. Other grades are also may be available, depending on customer interest.

Cosmetic Industry Chemical Design
The INCI and CTFA names are as follows:

Purester 24- Lauryl laurate
Purester 34- Stearyl Palmitate

Purester 40- Stearyl Behenate

Those naturally derived materials offer high purity and exceptional consistency as ingredients for the Cosmetic and Personal Care Industries.



  • Enhanced emulsion stability.
  • Low IV (2-4) Provides good chemical and thermal stability.
  • Provides a talc-powder (silicone like) after-feel in some applications.
  • Provides enhanced whiteness in creams and lotions vs. microcrystalline waxes (PE-34
    & PE-40).
  • Excellent film former (increases substantivity).
  • Reduces the greasy feel of oil systems.
  • Improves payoff characteristics in sticks (lipstick, AP, etc.)

Applications include:

Cosmetics, Creams, Pharmaceuticals, Pomades, Salves/Ointments, Eye Shadows, Pencils, Hot Pour Make-ups, Sun Tan Gels, Hair Care, and Antiperspirants.


Puresters are compatible with most vegetable and mineral waxes, as well as vegetable oils, mineral oils and petrolatum's.


  Purester 24 Purester 34 Purester 40
Melt Point C° 23.0°C - 30.0C 55.0°C - 61.0°C 60.0°C - 70.0°C
Acid Value 3 max 3 max 3 max
Moisture 0.10 max 0.10 max 0.10 max
Color white to off-white white to off-white white to off-white




INCI Name:
Purester 24- Lauryl laurate
Purester 34- Stearyl Palmitate
Purester 40- Stearyl Behenate
CAS Number ; EINECS Number:
Purester 24- (CAS: 13945-76-1; EINECS: 2377259)
Purester 34- (CAS: 2598-99-4; EINECS: 2200006)
Purester 40- (CAS: 24271-12-3; EINECS: 2461151)
Country of Origin: USA


"This information relates only to the specific material designated in its pure described state and may not be valid for such materials used in combination with any other materials or in any process. Such information is to the best of Strahl & Pitsch's knowledge and belief, accurate and reliable. However,no representation, warranty or guarantee is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. It is the user's responsibility to satisfy himself as to the suitableness and completeness of such information for his own particular use."