Bees produce this material to build their hives; when used in natural cosmetics, it both improves textural consistency and offers nourishing properties. Beeswax is the oldest natural substance used to make ointments. As a natural substance, it is somewhat harder and more porous than fats and oils.
Beeswax has skin-protecting and moisturizing properties. It forms a thin protective film on the skin that has a soothing, restorative effect on any areas of irritation or dryness.
Beeswax is incorporated into the formulas for: