Most of us who prefer natural ingredients love the work that bees do. Though honey may be their most popular product, known for its health and skin care benefits, bees product another substance that works great for our skin—beeswax.
Known mostly for its conditioning properties, beeswax also has a number of other benefits for the skin, including an action that helps to calm and soothe.
Beeswax has been widely used over the centuries for a number of reasons, most commonly to make candles, which it is still used for today. In fact, beeswax candles are thought to be healthier than most, since they don’t produce toxic byproducts and heavy soot when burned, and they also help neutralize pollutants in the air.
But why do we use beeswax as a natural ingredient to face and beauty creams?
The cosmetics industry loves beeswax because not only is it natural and non-toxic, it provides benefits to the skin and to various types of formulas. It’s a “thickening agent,” for instance, which means that it can help thicken creams to make them easier to use and more spreadable on the skin.
Other benefits of beeswax to your skin are:
1. Protection: beeswax forms a protective barrier that helps protect it from environmental assaults, while also holding in moisture and reducing dryness.
2. Humectant: beeswax attracts water molecules so applying it on skin sort of acts as a moisturizing agent.
3. Vitamin A rich
4. Fragrance: beeswax has a natural honey fragrance, and is a favorite in soaps and perfumes because of its pleasantly light aroma.
Here at Beeswax, we’ve combined both beeswax and olive oil and other natural oils, where they naturally work together to hydrate, soothe, and soften skin, while delivering key nutrients that help keep your skin looking its best even after you regularly apply the creams.
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