Preparation of Cold Cream

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Cold Cream

Creams may be defined as the concentration emulsion comes under o/w type or w/o type. The cold cream is w/o type emulsion. The main principle of cold cream involves slow evaporation of water which leads to cooling sensation. Borax, bees wax are used as an emulsifying agent.1

Aim: To prepare and submit 20 gm of cold cream.

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  • White bees wax,
  • Liquid Paraffin,
  • Methy Paraben,
  • Perfume,
  • Borax.


  • Measuring Cylinder (100ml),
  • Beaker (100ml),
  • Stirrer,
  • Thermometer,
  • Water bath.


Required quantity of bees wax and liquid paraffin were taken in a beaker and heated on a water bath up to 700c to obtain a molter mask (Phase A or Qily phase).

In another beaker take borax, water and heated upto 750c (Phase B or Aqueous phase).

Mix both the solution by adding are phase into another phase with contiuous stirring till a cream like consistency.

Add the preservative or methyl Paraber, Perfume and Pack it in a suitable container, label and submit it.

Formulation table

Ingredients% w/w
Liquid paraffin45
Bees wax15
Distilled water.up to 100


Store in a cool and dry place in a air tight container.


Cold cream is prepared and submitted.


  1. Mithal BM, Saha RN. A Handbook of Cosmetics, 1st edn, Vallabh Prakashan, 2000.

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