A natural vegetable wax. The double refinement makes it especially suited to lip products.
Candellia Wax is a vegetable wax with a high melt point (68-72 C; 155-162 F) and excellent water-repellent and film-forming properties. The wax produces high gloss when blended into various other oils and so is popular in lip products.
Our regular Candellila is great in soaps, lotions and the like, but if you are formulating a lip product, you should probably spend a little extra money and purchase "Double Refined Candy".
A lip product made with regular candelilla, tends to go grainy (gritty, sandy texture) either immediately or over the course of a few weeks or months. Also, customers report that regular candelilla poured into a "propel style" lip balm tube tends to break off the mechanism, making the tube non-functioning.
Double Refinded Candy is much more lady-like than that! She has been filtered to remove the natural resins found in the leaf of the plant. As a result, she does not go grainy (not ever!) and she plays nice with the lip balm tube's propel mechanism.
She is not actually "Candy", that's just her name. She is 100% pure Candelilla Wax, and proud of it!
The product does not contain gluten.
Smells like regular candelilla, can be used as a 1:1 replacement for regular candelilla. If you've had trouble with grains - try this one for a smooth ride!
Most excellent product. No more little bits undistiributed throughout your lippie (which cannot help but improve the quality of one's formulary). Thanks TKB!
I have had issues with the black flecks and hated it, so I gave this a try and OMG we love it so much
It really cuts graininess and no odd black flecks to fish out of anything I'm making, like with regular C wax. It's fantastic for vegan butter mixes as a replacement for beeswax, although a tad higher melting point, so use less than with beeswax. Rubs in well and is nicely occlusive, so keeps moisture in well.
I actually use this with the Lipstick Base (and a few other additives) to make an creme eyeshadow primer. A little,10 grains or so, do the trick and harden the product enough that you can't feel it on your eyes or have it run.The base works wonders on my shadows that have small particle glitter ( the Holographic one) or shadows that have some fallout . The Double Refined Candy Wax was the magic product I needed.
Wonderful For Lipsticks~~
This is the base for all my Vegan lip products. I add a little Carnuba and Sunflower wax to firm and increase the melting point and voilÃ , a wonderful beeswax alternative!