Table 4

Lipids in the composition of mascaras.

Global composition Lipids composition Lipids chemical description
Oil phase 30–40% Waxes 15–20% Vegetable waxes: Carnauba, Candelilla, Rice bran wax…
Paraffin, Polyethylene Wax
Antifoaming oil: Dimethicone
Polymers 10% Hydrocarbons: Polybutene, Vinyl Pyrrolidone (VP) derivatives
Emulsifier 5% Triethanolamine Stearate, Alkyl Phosphate, Potassium Alkyl Phosphate
Antioxidant ≤ 1% Tocopheryl Acetate
Aqueous phase 40–60% NA NA
Pigments & powders 10–15% NA NA

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