• Locks in moisture
• Long lasting protection
Beeswax is a solid, all-natural golden-yellow wax with a wonderful, light honey-like scent. You can use it as thickener, transforming ordinary oils into luscious lip balms, body balms, salves, hair conditioners and more. It also forms a lovely, light barrier on your skin, helping to seal in those moisturizing oils and butters, without clogging pores. Natural Beeswax is not bleached, deodorized, or chemically processed in any way.
Acting as a surfactant, beeswax, when blended into cold creams and other skin lotions, forms a protective barrier on the surface of the skin. This barrier provides a film of protection against irritants while still allowing the skin to breathe.
This barrier may also aid in protecting the tender skin on your lips. The Mayo Clinic recommends using a lip balm that contains beeswax during cold weather to reduce your chances of developing chapped lips.
In its natural state, beeswax is firm but pliable. Melted and combined with other ingredients, beeswax adds body to skin care products, making creams thicker. Like other beehive products, including honey and royal jelly, beeswax offers anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral benefits, making it potentially beneficial for treating minor skin irritations.
Dry, rough skin may benefit from creams, lotions or soaps that contain beeswax. When added to skin care products, beeswax acts as an emollient and a humectant, drawing moisture to the skin and sealing it in. Beeswax also contains vitamin A, which may be beneficial in softening and rehydrating dry skin and in cell reconstruction.