Beeswax is the bee’s knees in our books.
Carefully crafted by the noble worker bee, bees use beeswax to line the structure of a honeycomb, where all the beautiful honey they produce is stored. After harvest, the beekeeper melts and purifies the beeswax, and some of it will find its way into lotions, soaps and other skin care products.
With its aromatic, therapeutic and dermatological properties, beeswax is one of nature’s most versatile ingredients. It's used as an essential skincare ingredient that hydrates, moisturizes, cleanses and heals. Beeswax naturally soothes and protects dry and sore skin by creating a moisture barrier. It draws moisture to our skin and then seals it in.
It also acts as a layer of protection, protecting the skin from environmental irritants and even the weather. Rich body butters made with beeswax act as a surfactant, forming 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.
The hypoallergenic and anti-inflammatory properties of beeswax soothes irritated skin, making it one of the best skin care ingredients for those who suffer from allergies or skin conditions, like rosacea or eczema. The anti-germicidal properties of beeswax have been found to help heal minor skin cuts, abrasions, scrapes and wounds.
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