Cosmetical applications

As a renewable raw material Shellac is adopted in several areas of natural cosmetics as well as in conventional cosmetics, e.g. as a brightener for hairspray and nail polish, as a binder for mascara, a natural emulsifier for bodylotion.

Characteristics of SSB Shellac

  • Solutions in alcohol
  • Aqueous solutions
  • Good adhesion
  • UV-protection
  • Moisture protection

Regulatory status of SSB Quality

  • Shellac is recognized as safe in the FDA “Inactive Ingredients Guide”
  • Shellac is an approved food additive (E904) according to annex II /1333
  • Shellac is recognized for natural cosmetics, according to BDIH, exocert, Cosmos

SSB Qualities for Cosmetics

  • SSB 55 Astra
  • SSB 56 Sonne
  • SSB 57 Luna
  • SSB 63 FO-KH
  • Shellac wax
  • and others


  • Mascara
  • Hairspray
  • Shampoo
  • Nail polish
  • Lipstick
  • and others

Our service

In close cooperation with our customers, our research & development department creates ready-to-use products made of shellac and other natural raw materials that meet the most demanding standards. And certainly we offer professional consulting services for all application-related issues.