BEESWAX (CERA FLAVA)
Cleansing and moisturizing
Beeswax is a natural wax produced by honey bees. It is obtained by melting out the emptied honeycomb with hot water. Natural beeswax is light to dark yellow in color and smells slightly like honey. This wax is also called Cera Flava and has only been cleaned of impurities and bacteria. The melting point is between 61 and 66 degrees Celsius. We only use this yellow, natural beeswax in our cosmetics. There is also white beeswax called cera alba. However, this is often of inferior quality and bleached with chemicals. In addition, it lacks the typical scent of honey.
What does beeswax do to the skin?
It's all about the moisture! Beeswax has several benefits when applied to the skin. It serves as a barrier that helps protect the skin from environmental aggressors while locking in moisture and preventing dryness.
Unlike mineral oil ingredients (which we unfortunately often find in lip balms, for example), beeswax allows the skin to breathe and does not clog pores. It forms a unique protective barrier and covers the skin like a protective plaster, keeping foreign bodies at bay.
Despite its actually water-repellent property, beeswax has the special feature that it attracts water molecules. This helps your skin to store moisture over a longer period of time and gradually release it to your skin.
Beeswax also contains a lot of vitamin A. Vitamin A supports your skin in cell regeneration, i.e. staying firm and elastic and preventing wrinkles.
And last but not least, of course, we don't want to forget the unique beautiful scent of beeswax!