Microcrystalline wax is a white, odorless wax which comes in small and white pastilles.
Like parrafin wax, Microcrystalline Wax is a petroleum derived product. However, it isdenser, tackier and more elastic than paraffin. These qualities make it a desirableingredient in lipstick formulary. It is also an excellent additive in candles, as it adds rigidity and eliminates mottling in pillars.
The melting point of Microcrystalline Wax is 88 - 96 ℃ (190 - 205 ℉).