AKA: Cera Alba, White Wax, Yellow Wax
Cera Alba, White Wax, Yellow Wax
Moisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Antimicrobial,Fragrance,Binding,Emulsifying,Emulsion stabilizing,Film-forming,Viscosity controlling
Beeswax is the yellow material made by bees while they are building their honeycombs. It is a waxy, solid substance that contains various esters, hydrocarbons, free fatty acids, and fragrant compounds.
It has many fantastic properties in skincare: it is an emulsifier (helping to mix oil and water), thickener, stabilizer, and, due to its content of wax esters and fatty acids, an occlusive moisturizing and emollient ingredient. It gives the skincare product a lovely honey-like scent and yellow color when used in its raw form.
Natural beeswax has some wound healing and antimicrobial properties that are similar to those of honey. Another form of beeswax is a bleached, purified white wax called Cera alba.