Candelilla wax is rich in nutrients and easily absorbed into the skin, allowing it to act as a barrier and help prevent moisture loss. It also works to bind ingredients together, whilst creating a workable texture. This means that it can be used to stiffen the texture of products without making them hard (i.e. lip balms, eye shadow, stick foundations) or it can be used as an emulsifier to prevent oil and water components from separating in products with a creamy consistency (i.e. moisturizers).