Beeswax is one of the oldest animal-made products used by humans. It is used for candle making, pharmaceuticals, wood polish and food preservation. It is also known for its wonderful moisturizing qualities. In products such as lip balm, beeswax helps to hydrate and condition the skin, while soothing any irritation that may be caused by chapped lips. The consistency of beeswax creates a protective barrier on the skin while still allowing the skin to breathe.

Like honey, its color varies depending on the flowers its maker, the honey bee, uses to produce honey. The beeswax secretions present in honeycombs when processed results in three types of beeswax: Yellow, White and Absolute. The yellow refers to raw beeswax, the white to raw beeswax that is bleached and absolute to raw beeswax that is treated with alcohol. SallyeAnder uses yellow, filtered beeswax for our products.

Benefits of Beeswax for Skin:

  • Hydrating and soothing. Beeswax hydrates and softens the skin. It also soothes sensitive skin since it contains anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Protective barrier. This natural wax provides a protective barrier against pollutants, irritants and harsh environments. The result is smooth, healthy skin throughout all the seasons of the year.
  • Cell repair and anti-aging properties. Beeswax has antioxidants and vitamins like Vitamin A which aids in cell repair. This promotes healthier, younger-looking skin.
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