Beeswax has countless benefits for the skin. Not only does it act as an excellent skin conditioner, it has anti-inflammatory properties and can calm and soothe irritated skin. This is especially helpful in the colder winter months when the lips are more prone to becoming chapped and dry. Beeswax is edible and has a mild taste, therefore making it a suitable skin care ingredient to be used near the mouth.
Beeswax is obviously made by the honeybee; however the method that it is created is quite interesting. The wax seeps through the bodies of the bee and they scrape it off, chew it and then place it inside of the honeycomb. The wax can then be harvested and used for several purposes.
The Evolution Of Smooth uses this all natural, non-toxic skin conditioner. It is one of the primary ingredients, along with other natural oils, such as jojoba, shea butter, olive and coconut oil. The beeswax also makes EOS lip balms effective for encouraging wound healing and cell turnover in the lips. The wax is a good source of vitamin A and has antibacterial properties.
Most lip balm companies use a base of petroleum to moisturize the lips. However this ingredient is technically a crude man made oil and should be avoided at all costs. The beeswax found in EOS products helps to blend the natural oils and water ingredients of the formula to create the perfect lip balm in their signature sphere shape. EOS also touts their products as being natural and organic. EOS lip balms can be found at most retailers like Racked and Wal-Mart.
Next time you are in search of a basic and natural lip balm, consider plain beeswax. It can also be used on different parts of the skin and can be added to any skin care routine.
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