Microcrystalline Wax

What is it?

  • Petroleum-based wax

Where is it used?

  • Ski waxes
  • Vaseline
  • Lipstick
  • Lip balm
  • Deodorant

What does it do?

  • Emollient
  • Blending agent

Interesting Facts:

  • Made by de-oiling petroleum

Pros/Cons:

Pros:

  • Vegan
  • Nontoxic
  • Alternative to Paraffin wax

Cons:

  • Non-renewable resource
  • May have adverse effects if inhaled or ingested
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