Emulsifying Wax

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Rosies

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I know what Emulsifying Wax does but can someone tell me (what) it is?
 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emulsifying_wax

Emulsifying wax is a cosmetic emulsifying ingredient. The ingredient name is often followed by the initials NF, indicating that it conforms to the specifications of the National Formulary.

Emulsifying wax is created when a wax material (either a vegetable wax of some kind or a petroleum-based wax) is treated with a detergent (typically sodium dodecyl sulfate or polysorbates) to cause it to make oil and water bind together into a smooth emulsion.
 
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