Cera flava (inci)

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Pharmaceutical term for yellow wax (Cera = lat. wax, flavus = yellow), in a narrower sense also for yellow beeswax. Cera flava is frequently used in cosmetic products. Cera alba makes the skin supple and smoothes it. Furthermore, Cera flava acts as emulsifier and film generator on skin, hair and nails.

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020