White, bleached, refined beeswax, doesn’t do much for us. However, slightly filtered, yellow, organic beeswax is known mostly for its conditioning properties. Yet, it has a number of benefits for the skin, including an anti-inflammatory action that helps to calm and soothe. Check it out!
Beeswax has been used over the centuries in many ways. One common use is to make candles. In fact, beeswax candles are thought to be healthier than most, since they don’t produce toxic byproducts and heavy soot when burned, and they also help neutralize pollutants in the air.
There have been several of our "competitors" using the marketing ploy that "beeswax is just a filler." I've been asked to elaborate on why I chose beeswax in our climbOn line...BTW...climbOn has been around since 1996...I don't think these "competitors" have been.
We use food grade ingredients, truly natural ingredients in our products. The quality of our ingredients are second to none. We are in awe when we get these raw ingredients. It's very humbling every time!!!!!
Beeswax has been used for cosmetics for a very long time. Ancient Egyptians used beeswax to make paint for their artists, and during Roman times, it was also used as a skin softener and to encourage wound healing. Today scientists are studying beeswax for its potential to lower cholesterol, relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and treat digestive ailments. A 2007 study also found that a purified constituent of beeswax may protect liver health because of the antioxidant effects.
Benefits to the Skin
Protective: When applied to the skin, beeswax forms a protective barrier that helps protect it from environmental assaults, while also holding in moisture and reducing dryness. This is one of the reasons beeswax is often used in lip balms. Unlike ingredients made from petroleum, however, beeswax doesn’t “suffocate” the skin, and won’t clog pores.
Is it possible for beeswax to be used as a filler. YES. If someone is using bleached, white beeswax, there is no benefit to the skin or the person. This bleached, white beeswax would be used as a filler to bind the product. A huge difference from using yellow, slightly filtered, organic wax that has nutritional value to the skin.
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