Ceresin Wax is used as a stiffening agent in creams and ointments, and as an emulsion stabilizer, opacifier, viscosity control agent, and thickener in pharmaceutical protective, topical, and vaginal creams. It is also used in cosmetics and personal care products. As a wax, it helps harden lipid-based solutions like pomade or balm. Ceresin Wax also reduces brittleness and adds strength and stability to various stick cosmetics, such as lipstick. It is useful in binding with and stabilizing the oil portion of an emulsion and as a melt point modifier. In personal care applications it is valued as an emollient and for its film-forming properties.