Lipstick & Roses Ingredient
All Skin Types; ideal for sensitively dry skin
2 – moderately low pore-clogging
Region of Origin, Cultivation & History:
Beeswax is a product made from the honeycomb of the honeybee and other bees. Bees consume about eight times as much honey and fly 150,000 miles to create one pound of beeswax. The mixing of pollen oils into honeycomb wax turns the white wax into a yellow or brown color. Beeswax is generally available as yellow, white, or bleached. Yellow beeswax comes directly from the honeycomb, while white and bleached beeswax come from yellow beeswax. Man-made versions of beeswax have been manufactured to look like natural beeswax.
Its main components are palmitate, palmitoleate, and oleate esters of long-chain (30–32 carbons) aliphatic alcohols, with the ratio of triacontanyl palmitate; Hydrocarbons, Monoesters, Diesters, Triesters, Hydroxy monoesters, Hydroxy polyesters, Acid esters, Acid polyesters, Free fatty acids, Free fatty alcohols; Vitamin A
Health & Beauty Benefits:
A German study found beeswax to be superior to similar barrier creams (usually mineral oil-based creams such as petroleum jelly), when used according to its protocol. Beeswax is used in lip balm, lip gloss, hand creams, salves, and moisturizers; and in cosmetics such as eye shadow, blush, and eye liner. Beeswax is also an important ingredient in moustache wax and hair pomades, which make hair look sleek and shiny. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities
Beeswax is a natural protector. Acting as a surfactant in skincare it creates a barrier on the surface of the skin protecting against bacteria and acting as a natural skin strengthener. It’s perfect when incorporated in products like lip and hand elixirs, designed to help protect against harsh weather. When used as an emollient and humectant, beeswax will help to soften dry and parched skins. Rich in vitamin A it can support cell rejuvenation and re-hydration.
Beeswax is LIKELY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth as food or as a medicine, or when applied directly to the skin.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking beeswax if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.