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INCI Name: Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Sorbitan Olivate
Product Code: OLLC
Brand: Oliwax®

Oliwax® LC is a stabilizing agent and liquid crystal promoter that is able to reorganize emulsion structure on a microscopic level and is recommended in innovative and sophisticated cosmetic products. It can be easily used either in emulsions (in water or oil phase) or anhydrous systems, to which it provides a unique after-feel due to the high water content of the liquid crystalline structure formed in contact with the skin. Oliwax® LC is a waxy solid in flake form at 20°C (melting range 50 – 60°C) and is COSMOS-validated.

The recommended use levels are 3 – 4% in sunscreen emulsions as an SPF booster, 2 – 4% in o/w and w/o emulsions as a liquid crystal promoter, 1 – 5% in make-up products as a structuring agent, 1 – 3% in w/o and o/w emulsions as a hydrating and moisturizing agent, and 1 – 2% in sunscreens as a viscosity stabilizer. Shelf life: 36 months.

Features & Benefits:

  • Biodegradable
  • Co-emulsifying Agent
  • Emulsifying Agent (O/W)
  • Emulsion Stabilizing Agent
  • Feel Modification/Enhancement
  • Humectant
  • Moisturizing Agent
  • SPF Enhancement
Appearance Waxy solid in flakes (20°C)
Color White - ivory
Odor Slight, characteristic
Water [Moisture] (%) 1.0 maximum
Actives, % 99.0 - 99.9
Additives and Preservatives None
Soluble In
  • Ethyl Acetate
  • Mineral Oil (hot)
  • Vegetable Oil (hot)
  • Water (hot: dispersible)
Toxicology Profile
  • Biodegradability: Readily biodegradable (OECD 301-B)
  • Skin Irritation: Not irritating (patch test)
  • Drum - 20kgs

Regional Approvals:

  • EU
  • US


  • Daily Wear Sun Care
  • Facial Skin Care
  • Hand & Body Care


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Name Regional Acceptance  Formula Number
8 Hour CreamGlobalCPD060-09-07
A Perfect LookASEAN, Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, USCS19-045-02B
AquaMilk CreamGlobalRD06-01-24
Bright Side StoryGlobalNAD069-12-03B
Broad Spectrum Oil-in-Water SPF 60 Sunscreen CreamASEAN, Australia, EU, MERCOSURRP2-33 Ref JZ8-81
Cooling After SunGlobalMAS008-07-02
Creamy Shaving FoamGlobalNAD025-08-23
Crystal Leave-On ConditionerGlobalCS15-034-10E
Crystal ZnO BB Cream SPF 30GlobalJZ13-171
DetoxyBerry Night CreamASEAN, Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, USCS18-028-02B
DetoxyBerry Night CreamASEAN, Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, USCS18-028-02A
EcoDerm Body LotionGlobalNAD044-09-01A
EcoViving Face CareASEAN, Australia, EU, Japan, MERCOSUR, USNAD044-09-02A
Fresh Clay Rinse-Off MaskGlobal136-19-03D
Hand CreamAustralia, EU, Japan, MERCOSUR, USNAD025-08-09
Honey Body LotionGlobalNAD064-11-15A
Hydra SouffléGlobalNAD009-07-06A1
Illuminating CC CreamASEAN, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, Taiwan, USCPD074-11-09B
Liquid Crystal Hair Kit - OLIWAX® LCGlobalCS15-027-01E
Moisturizing Night CreamGlobalCPD069-10-15
Natural Anti-Pollution Day Cream for MenASEAN, Australia, EU, Japan, MERCOSUR, USCS15-007-07F
Natural Skin TreatmentGlobalNAD064-11-14D
Natural Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50ASEAN, Australia, Japan, MERCOSUR, USJZ7-255C
Nutritive CreamGlobalMAS006-07-07
Oil in Water Emulsion SPF 50 LotionGlobalJZ10-139
Oil-in-Water SPF 50 BB CreamASEAN, Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ10-91B
Organic Floral SerumGlobalNAD077-12-08D2
Organic Massage OilGlobalBCI0806M3
Organic SunSorial Aftersun MilkGlobalNAD077-12-13C2
Peach Body ButterGlobalCPD052-09-01E
Raspberry Body ButterGlobalNAD021-08-05A
Restorative CreamGlobalCPD069-10-07
SensoShaving CreamAustralia, EU, Japan, MERCOSUR, USNAD064-11-09A
Spicy Pure SerumGlobalCS18-044-03A
SunBoost SPF 50ASEAN, Australia, EU, Japan, MERCOSUR, USNAD062-11-01C
Sunscreen Cream SPF 50+ASEAN, Australia, EU, MERCOSURJZ8-42B
Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30ASEAN, Australia, EU, MERCOSURRP1-273 Ref JZ8-81
Superb SPF 30 Sunscreen CreamEU, Japan, Korea, ASEAN, MERCOSURKK1-159 Ref JZ7-95
Tender Shield Face CreamASEAN, Australia, EU, Japan, MERCOSURNAD090-14-02A

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