Bees Aren’t Just Pollinators

Bees Sitting on Honeycomb

Bees aren’t only important in agriculture for pollinating our crops; they also are responsible for making beeswax, a substance used for a variety of different products. Some of the beneficial properties of beeswax for skin include:

  • Protective: forms a protective barrier that helps protect skin from environmental assaults, holds in moisture and reduces dryness.
  • Noncomedogenic: doesn’t interrupt the respiration of the skin and won’t clog pores.
  • Antibacterial and anti-fungal: keeps skin clean and reduces the risks of contamination in the formula itself.
  • Humectant: attracts water molecules, helping to keep skin hydrated over time.
  • Vitamin A: helps support cell turnover and reconstruction.
  • Wound healing: anti-inflammatory encourages the healing of wounds and may be effective against hemorrhoids.
  • Itching: relieves dry skin itching, dermatitis, eczema, or any type of itching related to a skin condition.
  • Anti-allergenic: easily tolerated by even those with reactive skin.