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    Beeswax is one of the natural, effective ingredients used in cosmetics and skincare that has stood the test of time. Derived from the honeycomb of honeybees, beeswax has been used for centuries for its many benefits to the skin. Because of its versatility and effectiveness, it continues to be a popular ingredient in modern day beauty product formulations. 

    Beeswax, a natural secretion produced by worker honeybees, serves as the building blocks of their honeycombs. This waxy substance is composed of esters, fatty acids and long-chain alcohols, giving it a unique array of properties that make it highly desirable for skincare and cosmetics.

    Barrier Protection 

    One of the standout features of beeswax is its ability to create a protective barrier on the skin’s surface. This barrier helps to lock in moisture, preventing dehydration and promoting hydration retention, which is a vital aspect of skincare. This makes it an especially great ingredient for consumers with dry, sensitive or compromised skin. The occlusive properties of beeswax make it an excellent ingredient option for use in moisturizers, lip balms and creams, offering lasting hydration and protection against environmental stressors. 

    Beeswax doesn’t clog pores!

    It is a common misconception that beeswax will clog pores. This is not so. Beeswax is actually non-comedogenic (meaning it won’t clog pores). It is safe for use by all skin types, including those prone to breakouts. 

    Delivers nutrients to the skin

    Beyond its moisture-locking capabilities, beeswax boasts inherent nourishing properties. Rich in vitamin A, beeswax aids in promoting skin cell regeneration and repair, making it invaluable for addressing various skin concerns such as dryness, roughness and minor skin irritations. Additionally, its anti-inflammatory properties can soothe and calm sensitive or inflamed skin, contributing to a healthier overall complexion. 

    Emulsifies and thickens products 

    When used in cosmetics, beeswax serves as a versatile emulsifier, facilitating the blending of oil and water-based ingredients to create stable formulations. Its emulsifying properties help maintain the integrity and consistency of products, ensuring a smooth texture and elegant application. Moreover, beeswax lends a luxurious feel to products, imparting a creamy, velvety texture.

    A natural preservative 

    And as if all this versatility weren’t enough, beeswax can also act as a natural preservative. By forming a protective barrier against moisture and microbial growth, beeswax helps to extend the shelf life of skincare and cosmetic products without the need for synthetic additives or harsh preservatives. This natural preservation mechanism aligns with consumer demand for clean beauty formulations and more sustainable product alternatives. 

    Beeswax is eco-friendly 

    As educated consumers grow ever more environmentally conscious, the sourcing of ingredients plays an important role in shaping purchasing preferences. Beeswax stands out as an excellent eco-friendly option, as it is harvested sustainably from beehives without causing harm to bee populations or their habitats. Additionally, supporting kind beekeeping practices promotes pollination and biodiversity, contributing to the health of ecosystems and agricultural sustainability. Another win for consumers and the planet!

    Our Beeswax 

    The beeswax used at aos is carefully gathered and filtered by hand in Oregon from bees who eat from wild lands and organic farms. We use it in many of our face and body products, including the best-selling Skin Doctor Salve.

    From its ability to lock in moisture and nourish the skin to its role as an emulsifying agent and natural preservative, beeswax continues to be an outstanding ingredient option for well-formulated beauty products.

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    Misty Morningstar calendar_today

    Im hoping that you can put bees wax and pine tar together for antimicrobial-antibacterial skin care

    I love the Skin Doctor

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