Everything you need to know about Beeswax for Skincare
Save the bees has become a well-known mantra in today’s eco-friendly world, and given the fact they sustain a third of the foods we eat, we should be shouting it from the rooftops! As well as being a vital part of our ecosystem, a lesser known fact is how beeswax has wonderous benefits for skin health.
Beeswax has a long history with mankind, being used for waterproofing and lubrication, as well as to remove hair from skin. It's only in more recent times has it been integrated into modern organic skincare like natural lip balm, thanks to its emulsifying capabilities that boost its many skin health benefits.
WHAT IS BEESWAX?
Beeswax is the substance lining the inside of a honeycomb, secreted from worker bees in a busy swarm of honey bees. Also known as cera alba, it has a unique chemical structure belonging to substances known as esters, made up of long-chain alcohols and fatty acids.
It's complicated makeup - consisting of at least 284 compounds of acids, alkanes, polyesters, and more - provides it with a unique consistency and powerful health benefits for humans, thanks in part to the nectar and pollen it absorbs during the molding process of those familiar hexagonal-shaped honeycombs.
ORGANIC SKINCARE AND BEESWAX
Just like honey, beeswax provides many health benefits, making it an increasingly popular choice for use in organic skincare products like natural lip balm. Because it’s hypoallergenic, it’s the perfect active ingredient to hydrate skin in a safe way for sensitive skin.
Another key positive of using beeswax for skin is the dreamy aroma it has. Natural skincare, like Clean & Pure’s organic lip balms, contain no harsh additives or flavours, making the sweet scent of beeswax the perfect addition for healthy skin and lips that also smells amazing.
BENEFITS OF BEESWAX FOR SKIN
The magic of beeswax in skincare centres around the natural barrier it provides, allowing our skin to retain moisture while protecting it from harsh environmental factors, and it’s completely natural design makes it harmless to apply topically, particularly as an antioxidant natural lip balm containing SPF.
The Vitamin A in beeswax helps heal irritated skin - perfect for those with eczema or dermatitis - while protecting us from the environment.
Beeswax boasts an impressive skin health resume - anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory! These natural protective attributes make it the perfect addition to organic skincare, nourishing skin while keeping it safe and healing any wounds.
No clogged pores
While creating a powerful barrier for our skin, beeswax does so while letting skin breathe. This ability to protect without clogging pores makes it perfect for those with acne.
Did you know beeswax not only draws in water, but retains it? This humectant ability makes it a super power for keeping skin hydrated, nourished, and beautifully plump.
NATURAL CARE FROM CLEAN & PURE
As proud suppliers of all-natural, organic skin care - created right here in Western Australia - Clean & Pure are long standing advocates of the benefits of beeswax in nourishing lip balms. Each ingredient we utilize is completely organic and food grade standard, and we create key combinations of powerful lip balms (manuka honey and beeswax anyone?!) that can protect and heal, while smelling amazing.
Browse our extensive range of organic lip balms today, or get in touch with any queries.