Vertellus Specialties

CASTORWAX® HYDROGENATED CASTOR OILS

The Vertellus line of Castorwax® hydrogenated castor oil products are solid emollients. The materials are very commonly used as an addition to suspensoid antiperspirant sticks. They may also be incorporated into the oil phase of oil-in-water emulsions where they function as an internal phase thickener and emollient. Due to their occlusivity, they reduce trans-epidermal water loss and hydrate the skin through humectancy via hydrogen-bonding between water and the material's hydroxyl groups.