AKA: Cera Microcristallina
Moisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Binding,Bulking,Emulsion stabilizing,Opacifying,Viscosity controlling
Microcrystalline wax, also known as Petroleum wax, is a white, solid substance consisting of petroleum hydrocarbons. It is highly purified in order to ensure that it does not contain any harmful substances.
It is used in skincare not only as a strong occlusive similar to Petrolatum/Vaseline, but also as an emollient and a formula helper that thickens and stabilizes the product.