Essential's Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Sorbitan Olivate (OLIWAX ® LC) is a cutting-edge oil-in water emulsion stabilizing agent and liquid crystal promoter lamellar liquid that actually reorganizes emulsion structure on a microscopic level, improving product performance, texture and feel. The distinct lamellar liquid crystal structure is remarkably similar to the skin's own natural lipid structure, creating an excellent delivery system that provides superior hydrating effects due to the high water content of the liquid crystalline structure that forms when in contact with the skin. Though providing intense moisturization and skin softening abilities, it leaves a uniquely modern, light, non-greasy feel and finish that is without tackiness or whitening effect.
Plus Oliwax ® LC is derived from olive oil fatty acids which are naturally gentle and skin friendly, making this dynamic functional ingredient a winning choice when looking to create skin-compatible, sophisticated formulas in a wide variety of eco-friendly body and skin care products. Simple to use, in either emulsions (at water or oil phase) or anhydrous systems, Oliwax ® LC is biodegradable, ECOCERT validated and recognized by the CIR panel as safe, making it a great choice for those targeting the eco-chic, natural use and extra sensitive product categories.