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This Vegan Wax Comes from Tea Leaves

Here's an ingredient that was introduced at InCosmetics this year, and even though I didn't attend, invites from various ingredients manufacturers popped into my inbox prior to the event.

This one caught my attention: 'stop by and experience our latest product: tea wax'.

Included was a link to sign up for a test sample. Yes please.

Tea wax is so new to the market, there is only a preliminary INCI name (to date): Camellia Sinensis Leaf Cera.

How it's Made The wax is obtained by an eco-friendly Co2 extraction of the tea leaves, and according to the manufacturer, is very sustainable because it is a "byproduct of the manufacturing process of decaffeinated tea".

That's the wax up there.

Dark, rich, and with an unmistakeable scent of tea leaves.

Feel As you have probably already gathered from the pic, it's a pretty soft wax or it would have been packaged as pellets or sheets.

And you are absolutely right. Tea wax has a lower melting point than other wa…

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