Beeswax is one of the key ingredients in our skincare – especially the Burt’s Bees lip balm – so we wanted to dive a little deeper into what it is, where it comes from and what its benefits are.
What is Beeswax?
Beeswax is a natural, organic substance that’s produced by honey bees and that has a number of benefits when used on the skin, making it a very popular ingredient in skincare products. When cold, Beeswax is tough and easily breakable, but when heated up, it’s a much softer, malleable texture and is used as an emulsifier to help bind cosmetics and skin care lotions.
Beeswax for skin
Beeswax is a popular ingredient in cosmetic formulas because not only does it have a lovely natural scent, but it helps to keep skin moisturised, leaving it feeling beautifully soft and smooth. It’s often used in body creams, lotions and moisturisers, such as in our Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion.
Beeswax prevents skin from feeling dry, as it both hydrates and conditions, ensuring a smooth, supple texture. A key benefit of beeswax is that it acts as a protective barrier between the skin and any environmental stressors. It locks in hydration without clogging your pores, intensely nourishing while still allowing your skin to breathe.
Beeswax is great for softening the skin, which is why we use it in our Beeswax Lip Balm. With Vitamin E and Peppermint Oil, the Burt’s Bees lip balm conditions the skin and provides a refreshing tingle. You’ll be left with smooth, supple and perfectly hydrated lips.