For such tiny little creatures, bees certainly do have a big role. By pollinating plants and trees, these tiny little beings have a major impact on the environment. But that’s not all they’re good for! Their beeswax is also a much-loved ingredient in beauty products.
Beeswax is a natural wax that bees produce and use to create the inside of the honeycomb. It has been used by humans for centuries, most commonly for candles, but also in paint and as a sealant or glue.
In recent years, beeswax has become one of the most popular ingredients in skincare and cosmetics, thanks to its anti-inflammatory, healing, and emollient properties. Beeswax is super hydrating and when applied to the skin, not only it moisturizes, but also forms a protective layer, locking in moisture and protecting skin from the environment. It also has soothing properties, making it ideal for sensitive or irritated skin.
With a multitude of benefits, the question isn’t really whether to use beeswax, it’s which products to choose. And cause we love making things easy for you, these are our top picks!
Elemis Pro-Collagen Treats – This set contains Pro-collagen Cleansing Balm, a beautifully rich cleansing balm, and a firming Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment. Both products are made with beeswax, shea butter and jojoba oil for visibly softer, younger skin.
Dr. Hauschka Soothing Mask – This calming and nourishing mask makes use of the beeswax’s soothing and anti-inflammatory properties to calm sensitive, irritated skin in a flash. Coconut oil, shea butter and quince seed extract are also added, replenishing moisture and keeping skin supple.
Dr. Organic Manuka Rescue Cream – Beeswax and manuka honey combine in this cream for a double dose of healing power. Apply it to dry, damaged skin to instantly restore and hydrate. This is also a great cream to soothe sunburned skin.
Eve Lom Kiss Mix – Get ready to pucker up with this ultra-moisturizing lip balm. Beeswax keeps your lips hydrated, while menthol adds a cooling sensation. It also has a pearly sheen, giving you the perfect pout in seconds.
– Rebecca Harisson