Microcrystalline Wax

What is Microcrystalline Wax?

Microcrystalline wax is a type of wax made from petroleum. It is known for its hardness, high melting point, and ability to retain shape.

Where is Microcrystalline Wax from?

Microcrystalline wax is derived from petroleum, which is a non-renewable resource. It is made through a refining process that purifies crude oil into wax.

Where is Microcrystalline Wax used?

Microcrystalline wax is commonly used in the cosmetic industry as an ingredient in products such as lip balms, creams, and lotions. It is also used in the production of candles, polishes, and other household items.

What are the benefits of Microcrystalline Wax?

Skin Protectant

Microcrystalline wax forms a barrier on the skin that protects against environmental factors such as wind, cold, and pollution. This barrier helps to prevent dryness and keep the skin soft and supple.


In cosmetics, microcrystalline wax is used to stabilize emulsions, prevent separation, and improve the consistency of products.

Is Microcrystalline Wax safe to use?

Microcrystalline wax is considered safe for use in cosmetics and personal care products, according to the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR). However, some people may be sensitive to petroleum-derived products, so it is always recommended to patch test a product before using it on a large area of skin.