Recommended as a protective ointment in lip balms, and hand creams
WHAT IS IT?
A naturally occurring wax produced in the bee's hives by honeybees.
COMEDOGENIC RATING : 2
This means that it has a moderately low chance of clogging pores.
Often golden or pale yellow in colour, sold either in chunks or in pellets.
TEXTURE & SCENT
A firm wax when cold but soft when heated
Beeswax on it's own isn't absorbable to othe skin but when formulated in products it can slow the absorbancy speed of the formulation.
SOLUBILITY & MELTING POINT
Wax, insoluable in water and it melts around 63°C/145°F
Beeswax is beneficial for moisturizing sensitive skin, hydrating the skin and soothing certain skin conditions. In formulations it's great for thickening and solidifying your product.
It very sticky and messy to work with.
ALTERNATIVES & SUBSTITUTIONS
Vegan alternatives to beeswax are candelilla wax
BEST USED FOR
It is best used for formulating:
Esters 67 %
Free acids 12%
Chemical profile of bees was. Source: Quality and Standards of Pollen and Beeswax