I have seen “beeswax” being mentioned umpteen number of times on the ingredients list of beauty products. I knew that it was a natural product and had to do something with bees, but I was intrigued why it was hailed as a wonder ingredient in beauty products. I did a little research and I am sharing with you all the details I could find about beeswax. Beeswax is a naturally derived ingredient, waxy in texture, found in bee hives, and you would be amused to know that it’s secreted from the wax-producing glands present in the abdomen of female worker bees. Beeswax is widely used in cosmetics and skin care products. You can find beeswax in a lot of body lotions, moisturizers, hand creams, lip balms, lip gloss, etc. Beeswax is extracted by melting honeycombs in boiling water and then extracting it after it cools down. You can get beeswax in raw form from the market, but the ones that are true yellow are the purest.
Beeswax is a humectant which moisturizes, hydrates and increases elasticity of the skin. It’s also a natural emollient that softens and soothes skin, and prevents water loss from the skin. People with extremely dry skin and suffering from eczema would find it very beneficial. If you can lay your hands of natural beeswax, you can make your own natural soap at home by mixing it with some other ingredients.
Beeswax has antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties. Beeswax locks and seals in moisture and hence not only moisturizes skin, but also keeps skin hydrated by preventing moisture loss by acting as a barrier. Cosmetic industry uses beeswax because it softens, hydrates, and replenishes skin. Beeswax is also used extensively in making solid perfumes.
Beeswax reportedly also contains vitamin A, which helps in rebuilding skin tissue and hence good for acne, eczema, sunburn, and skin irritations.
Beeswax is also used in hairstyling products such as hair pomades to smooth away flyways and frizzy hair to make it look slick and shiny.
However, there is some controversy regarding beeswax extraction. It is reported that bees are harmed during the procurement process. It’s really sad, but I hope people take care of that aspect.
Here are 5 beauty products in which beeswax is an active ingredient:
This lip balm seals in the moisture on lips, soothes, and does not dry them out.
This hand cream moisturizes dry hands with sweet almond oil and vitamin E. Seals and conditions skin with beeswax. Leaves hands soft and supple and is truly nourishing in nature.
3. Apivita Cream For Dry and Chapped Hands:
This hand cream replenishes moisture and keeps hands smooth and soft with beeswax, shea butter. Fights against premature ageing and protects hands from cold weather.
4. Carol’s Daughter My Life Body Lotion:
This is a hydrating and delicately scented body lotion, which is formulated with beeswax and shea butter. Replenishes skin with essential moisture while soothing it.
5. Carol’s Daughter Hair Honey Shine Pomade:
This one is a shine-enhancing hair pomade which delivers hydration and restores hair’s natural strength. Blended with beeswax to regulate flyaways for a perfect smooth finish.
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