Microcrystalline Wax

Microcrystalline Wax, NF

Microcrystalline waxes are derived from base oil. These waxes have very minute crystals (micro-crystals) and are flexible. They have a significant affinity for oil, which is held tightly in the crystalline lattice.

INCI: Microcrystalline Wax
CAS #: 63231-60-7
EINECS #: 264-038-1
Country of origin: USA
Composition: 100%


Microcrystalline Waxes are produced in a variety of melt points, colors, and penetration values. They will add a sensorial benefit to a formulation while improving oil retention.


  • Flexible

  • Oil Retention

  • Penetration Modifier
  • Viscosity Modifier
  • Plasticizer
  • Melting Point Modifier
  • Water Repellant

Forms Available:

  • Slabs


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

Regulatory information

Globally accepted
No animal testing
REACH Registered
No Heavy Metals
Compliant with the Cosmetics Recommendation No. 14
No Nanomaterials
No Nutritional Content
No Microbial Content
No Residual Solvents
Does not contain palm oil
May contain BHT up to 25 ppm
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
Complies with Title 21 CFR 172.886 (direct food additives) and 178.3710 (indirect food additives)

Recommended applications

Chewing Gum
Creams & Lotions
Dental Waxes


Test Method Specification
Color Visual White
Melting Point Current NF Monograph 76.7 - 82.2 °C
Needle Penetration Current NF Monograph 25 - 35 dmm
Fixed Oils, Fats, and Rosin Current NF Monograph Passes
Organic Acid Current NF Monograph 0.4 ml max
Residue on Ignition Current NF Monograph 0.10% max
Residual Solvents Current NF Monograph Non Detected

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