Beeswax is one of the most fascinating ingredients in VIM.  We know how important bees are to our environment, and how delicious honey is, but it’s amazing to see how beeswax can benefit our health.

Let’s start by taking a look at how it comes to be and the different varieties, then we’ll move into the health benefits it provides.

Like the varying colors of honey, the color of beeswax depends on the age of the bees, the flowers they gather the nectar from, the region of flower growth, and the purity of the honey. These elements also contribute to the agreeable scent of the honey and wax.

Beeswax has a rich vitamin A content and emollient properties, which soften and hydrate the skin as well as aid in the healthy development of cellular reconstruction. Another benefit is that because it is non-comedogenic, it won’t clog pores. 

Beeswax helps to lock in moisture and keep skin firm and plump. The anti-allergenic and anti-inflammatory properties soothe easily irritated skin, making it one of the best skin care ingredients for treating topical allergies or other discomforts, such as rosacea or eczema.

When applied to the skin, beeswax can also act as a layer of protection from irritants.  It can protect skin from environmental irritants and extreme weather, diminish the appearance of the signs of aging, including spots, wrinkles, and skin damage. Refreshing, restorative, and gentle enough for use on even the most sensitive skin, beeswax is known to soothe itchiness and irritation, to nourish, and to soften dry, cracked, broken areas, making it ideal for use in lip balms.

Its regenerative quality and anti-inflammatory property work in conjunction to help decrease the irritation, redness, and inflammation characteristic of acne, while its antiseptic effect can facilitate the healing process.

When applied to skin afflicted with eczema and psoriasis, beeswax helps sooth the itchiness and helps prevent further irritation or infection. By promoting the growth of new skin and by contributing softness, beeswax leaves the complexion looking renewed.