Tribehenin is the triglyceride of behenic (C22) acid. Very soft and amorphous (non-crystalline) wax and can be used to modify the properties of other waxes by softening structure and reducing crystallinity and rigidity. Melting point: 57 - 62°C (135-144F).
Imparts gloss to stick systems, improves pay-off, and provides products with a smooth application and pleasant feel
Particularly useful for formulating anhydrous systems such as lip salves and soft solid antiperspirants
Can also be used as a suspending and thickening agent
Add to hot oil phase of formulation until melted (melting point 57 - 62°C / 135-144F). Typical use level 0.5-10%. For external use only.