Beeswax is one of the world’s best natural moisturizers. It has been used for centuries to improve the look of skin. It is used for its incredible moisture retaining abilities. Often taken straight from a beehive, this wax has no artificial chemicals or ingredients, and contains many of the same properties as natural honey. Beeswax has an open structure so provides a breathable barrier to skin, helping prevent moisture loss. Beeswax also gives texture to creams and balms.
Beeswax contains Vitamin A, which is both great for healthy skin and is a natural antioxidant. As we expose our skin to the sun and natural pollutants, we begin to develop free radicals in the skin. These are small, dangerous molecules that work their way into the skin, creating more free radicals and significantly harming the skin. Not only do they harm existing cells, but they can also trigger rapid and uncontrolled growth in other cells, which can be the beginnings of cancer. Vitamin A both promotes stable and healthy cell growth and shields cells from free radicals, allowing the body to neutralize and remove these toxins from the skin. In the lower layers of skin, it creates a protective barrier between your cells, which can help to prevent the appearance of some of the most common premature signs of aging, including fine lines around the eyes and sallowness in the cheeks.