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Beeswax (Cera Alba)

Beeswax is a natural wax produced by honey bees. The bees produce it in their beehives to create cells for honey storage and larval protection. It is typically removed from the hive by beekeepers, melted, and filtered for use in various products.

Found In Products

Lip balms, hair pomades, mustache waxes, lotions, creams, soaps, and salves

Side Effects

Generally safe for most people when applied directly to the skin. However, it may cause skin reactions in rare cases, particularly if the individual has a known allergy to bees or honey.


Beeswax is known for its emollient and soothing properties, helping to hydrate and condition the skin. It forms a protective barrier on the skin surface, helping to lock in moisture. It also has mild antibacterial properties.

Country of Origin

Beeswax is produced by bees worldwide. However, China, Ethiopia, and India are among the largest producers.

Synthetic or Natural


Comedogenic Rating


Shelf Life

Indefinite if stored properly


Sweet, honey-like

Safety Information

Should not be used by individuals with a known allergy to bees or bee products. Always do a patch test before first use.

Skin Type

Suitable for all skin types, but particularly beneficial for dry or sensitive skin