Laurel Wax

Laurel Wax

Obtained from the fruit of the Myrica pubescens and commonly known as Laurel Wax. Recommended in creams, lotions, and stick formulations where a soft, smooth skin after-feel is desired. In formulation Laurel Wax exhibits a glossy, creamy, and textured appearance, with a luxurious feel.

INCI: Myrica Pubescens Fruit Wax
CAS #: 1173925-95-5
Country of origin: USA
Composition: 100%


A vegetable wax obtained from the fruit of the Myrica Pubescens and commonly know as Laurel Wax. It has a low melting range, however is a hard wax with a soapy feel.

It is useful in the development of natural cosmetics and personal care products. In skin care applications, Laurel Wax contributes to a glossy, rich, creamy feel and is considered quite stable.

Benefits include:

  • Film forming
  • Easily emulsified
  • Skin conditioning
  • Viscosity controlling

Unique Properties:

  • Vegetable derived, water extracted, suitable for Natural Cosmetics.
  • Offers a rich and creamy skin feel.

Laurel Wax is compatible with many vegetable and mineral waxes and a variety of natural and synthetic ingredients.

Regulatory information

Globally accepted
Natural/ Naturally Derived
No animal testing
Cosmos Certified
Reach: Annex V Exempt
no BHT and/or BHA
No Heavy Metals
No Nanomaterials
No Nutritional Content
No Microbial Content
No Residual Solvents
Does not contain palm oil
No Preservatives, including Triclosan
NO VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds)
No Food Fragrance Allergens, including gluten
No 1,4 dioxane, ethylene oxide, and propylene oxide
No SVHCs in concentration above 0.1% according to REACH
No Parabens, Phathalates, Glycol Ethers, Formaldehyde or Formaldehyde Releasers

Recommended applications

Baby Lotion
Color Cosmetics
Creams & Lotions
Stick Formulations


Test Method Specification
Color Visual Green
Melting Point USP/NF <741> Melting Point class II 35 - 45 °C
Penetration ASTM D1321 7 - 16 dmm
Acid Value USP/NF <401> Method II 5 - 25 mg KOH/g
Saponification Value USP/NF <401> 210 - 240 mg KOH/g

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