Polyethylene Wax

Polyethylene Wax

Polyethylene Wax is a versatile component with many applications in the personal care market, with molecular weights ranging from 400 to over 1000.

INCI: Polyetheylene
CAS #: 9002-88-4
Country of origin: USA
Composition: 100%


Polyethylene Wax is widely recognized as a key ingredient for the lip and eye care especially sticks and mascaras. It is an excellent structurant and provides consistency to the formulation.


  • High binding strength

  • Gelling agent

  • Viscosity modifier

  • Plasticizer

  • Improves structure, oil retention, and pay-off for stick applications

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

Regulatory information

Globally accepted
No animal testing
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
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


Test Method Specification
Color Visual White
Needle Penetration @ 25 °C ASTM D-1321 3 - 9 dmm
Melting Point ASTM D-1321 81.1 - 88.9 °C
Viscosity @ 212 °F ASTM D-3236 5 - 9 cps

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