Beeswax is no longer just for candles and furniture wax, it’s time to wake up to the incredible benefits of Beeswax in natural and organic make-up products like foundation, mascara and lipstick.
Beeswax consists of a mixture of plant wax, pollen and a secretion from the gland on the underside of the bee and is perfectly adapted for use in natural make-up and skin care products.
With bee populations dwindling, now is the crucial time to invest in their future. One way you can do this is by using products that support beekeepers and their hives all over the world.
Benefits of Beeswax
If helping to protect our bees isn’t enough of a reason for you to make the switch, here are our top 5 amazing benefits of Beeswax worth getting excited about.
1) Get natural staying-power
Make-up that contains Beeswax has incredible natural staying power. The molecular structure of Beeswax makes it ideal for anchoring make-up products to your skin, meaning those with oily complexions don't have to worry about their foundation slipping and sliding during the day.
Having Beeswax in your make-up also means you needn’t use synthetic primers that contain pore-blocking silicone that prevents skin from breathing.
Your make-up will stay looking freshly applied all day with no need for touch-ups.
2) Beat the elements
We’ve all made the mistake of carefully applying mascara, only to realise later that the rainy dash to the bus stop has left unsightly black smudges down our cheeks.
High street water-proof mascaras often contain lash-drying alcohol that can lead to brittleness and breakage, but a naturally water-resistant mascara containing organic Beeswax leaves lashes nourished, as well as protected from the elements.
Beeswax acts as a natural water resistant barrier to keep your make-up looking polished, even if the weather takes an unexpected turn for the worse!
3) Lock in skin’s hydration
Not only does Beeswax help to keep water out, it also helps keep water in. By acting as a protective, breathable layer on the skin’s surface, beeswax helps to lock in moisture for soft, supple, hydrated skin.
Some high street make-up products can be extremely drying for the skin, especially those in loose powder forms. Choosing organic make-up that contains Beeswax helps to keep skin in its natural balance for a healthy, radiant complexion.
4) Gorgeously creamy texture
Adding Beeswax to powder types of make-up such as foundations, eyeshadows and blushers, gives these formulas a wonderfully creamy texture. This means that unlike some mainstream powders, these products won’t cling, crease or accentuate dry patches on the skin, giving a smooth finish with a dewy glow.
The creamy texture of make-up products containing Beeswax makes them very easy to apply and to get your desired even coverage. This natural ingredient makes our make-up products ideal for those with dry, sensitive skin who need light, non-irritating formulas that also allow the skin to breathe.
5) Protect against environmental damage
The natural barrier properties of Beeswax also help to protect the skin from environmental damage, such as traffic pollution and cigarette smoke.
When these forms of pollution touch the skin, they can spawn damaging free-radicals, which are known to be a factor in causing premature skin ageing. Applying make-up products that contain Beeswax forms a protective layer on the skin’s surface, preventing pollution from touching the skin which helps to stop the formation of skin-ageing free radicals.
This preventative layer of Beeswax is particularly good as it doesn’t block the pores and won’t stop the skin from being able to breathe.
Our organic make-up collection has a wide range of natural products containing organic Beeswax. It's time to start enjoying all these amazing benefits!
Green People loves the bees!
At Green People we are such big fans of bees that we even have our very own hive. We collaborated with eco-innovative business Plan Bee and childrens’ hospice Chestnut Tree House and adopted a beehive that’s now up and running in Scotland.
Chestnut Tree House cares for over 280 children and young adults with progressive life-limiting conditions in Sussex and South East Hampshire. We have supported them through different donation campaigns for a number of years.
But for this project we wanted to involve the children themselves at Chestnut Tree House, so we provided them with the hive to decorate before the bees took up permanent lodgings.
The hive is now looking bright and beautiful and is home to a healthy colony of bees that are helping to pollinate their local surroundings.
If you have any questions about Beeswax in our products please feel free to get in touch by commenting below, sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01403 740350 to speak to one of our friendly customer care team.