WHY BEESWAX BALMS?
Benefits for the skin
Unlike ingredients made of petroleum, which is used in a large variety of beauty products, beeswax will not “suffocate” the skin and won’t clog pores, but rather, allow it to breathe while still providing a protective barrier.
- All natural: A 100% natural way to moisturize and maintain healthy skin. Healthier skin means a healthier you!
- Protective: When applied to the skin, beeswax forms a protective barrier that helps protect it from environmental toxins and irritants, while also holding in moisture and reducing dryness.
- Humectant: Helps to keep your skin hydrated over time because it attracts water naturally, keeping your skin hydrated and healthy.
- Vitamin A: Beeswax is a good natural source of this vitamin which improves hydration to the skin and promotes cell regeneration.
- Antibacterial: Beeswax has antibacterial properties which help keep your skin clear of blemishes and bacteria free.
- Wound Healing: Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, beeswax has been found to help encourage the healing of wounds.
- Soothes temporary itching: If you suffer from dry skin itching or sensitive skin, beeswax is for you. Because beeswax is anti-allergenic, it is also easily tolerated by even those with reactive skin.
Let's have a look at the beneficial properties of each ingredient:
Natural beeswax is one of the main components of our beeswax balms. It is characterized by several therapeutic properties. It contains Vitamin A which improves skin hydration and promotes cell regeneration. It forms a film of protective barriers on the skin surface which helps to seal moisture into the skin and helps to protect the skin from environmental toxins and irritants. Beeswax doesn’t “suffocate” the skin and won’t clog pores. The anti-allergenic and anti-inflammatory properties of beeswax can soothe easily irritated skin. It is particularly effective in healing bruises, inflammation and burns, moisturizes and softens the skin.
Olive oil, apart from being a unique “nutritional treasure”, is also an excellent cosmetic. It has unique anti aging properties. It hydrates, nourishes and rejuvenates the skin. It is rich in vitamins, including A, D, K as well as vitamin E. Vitamin E partly accounts for the anti-aging benefits of olive oil because it helps restore skin smoothness and protects against ultraviolet light. It contains three major antioxidants: Vitamin E, Polyphenols and Phytosterols. Antioxidants help protect the skin from premature skin aging. It doesn’t clog pores. It penetrates deeply into the skin while providing a cleansing effect.
St. John's Wort
It has unique healing properties. If you use St. John’s Wort in topical application, it can speed the healing process of burns, bruises and scrape by stimulating circulation of oxygenated blood to those skin cells so that repairs can begin. The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of this herb work on the skin to offer some relief from these irritating skin conditions. Whether you have oily or dry skin, this herb helps your skin look smoother and healthier. It has natural essential oils in it that hydrate and plump up the look of your skin, making it appear more fresh and dewy while reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Sea buckthorn/ Hippophae
Sea buckthorn is the superfood for your skin. Loaded with antioxidants, including vitamins C and E, is well-known today for its healing and rejuvenating effects on the skin. Recent studies show that these two nutrient powerhouses can prevent wrinkles. Super source of rare fatty acid, sea buckthorn is considered the most abundant source of the rare omega-7 essential fatty acid which can keep your skin looking firm and lifted. It can also help heal burns, cuts, wounds, sunburn, rashes and other types of skin damage. It promotes skin hydration, elasticity, skin regeneration and even helps treat and prevent acne.
Few people might know that calendula except for a beautiful ornamental plant is also one of the most effective therapeutic herbs. It is used to disinfect minor wounds and to treat infections of the skin. The antibacterial and immunostimulant properties of the plant make it extremely useful in treating slow-healing cuts. Aside from stimulating healing, calendula oil can significantly boost the appearance of the skin. It provides antioxidant protection that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and ages spots and even the visibility of scars. It offers smooth, even-toned skin that glows.
Mastiha, also known as mastic, has been used for its various anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and regenerating properties since the earliest days of pharmacology. It has been used to treat skin diseases but also to improve skin appearance and prevent premature skin aging. It offers deep hydration, while it is beneficial for skin types prone to acne or black spots.
Arnica is basically a perennial herb belonging to the sunflower (Asteraceae) family. It is native to the mountains of Europe and Siberia. It relieves sprains and muscle/joint pains. It is ideal for athletes. The antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of arnica help in preventing inflammatory skin disorders. It effectively heals bruises, sunburns, minor burns and superficial phlebitis. It reduces the appearance of stretch marks.
Chamomile is considered to be one of ” nature’s miracles”. It has amazing healing, antioxidant, cleansing and moisturizing properties. It accelerates the healing process of minor wounds and also disinfects them. It has unique anti-inflammatory properties. Because of its mitigating and antioxidant properties, it is suitable for sensitive skins and is very effective in soothing skin irritation, itching, rashes and bug bites. It protects the skin against spots and skin discoloration while it slows down the aging process.