Euphorbia Cerifera Wax


Texture enhancer

Euphorbia Cerifera Wax description

_Euphorbia cerifera_ wax is a type of wax derived from candelilla plants, often used in lip care products for barrier protection and emollience. Also contributes to the product’s solid consistency.

Euphorbia Cerifera Wax references

  • Plants, December 2020, pages 1-9
  • International Journal of Research in Cosmetic Science, 2015, pages 1-7
  • Cosmetic Dermatology: Products and Procedures, 2016, page 196
  • Cosmetic Ingredient Review, 2003, ePublication

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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