We may not think about it very much, but the way our skin wraps and protects our body is quite amazing.
Not only does it remarkably absorb applied products and reveal internal concerns but it is similar to nature in the way that our bodies can adjust to multiple climates and dehydration.
But there is something nature can do for our bodies that our bodies cannot already do!
Protecting and healing the skin and reducing water loss are just a few of the many benefits natural plant waxes can bring forth.
So for those wanting to try organic makeup or simply understand the benefits, here a few reasons why it might be worth purchasing a cosmetic item that contains plant waxes as ours do.
1. Organic Beeswax.
Hydrating the skin and increasing moisture as well as protection, this wax is most commonly found in lip balms, lotions and lipsticks.
2. Bayberry Wax.
Emulsifying in cosmetic applications, Bayberry wax similar to Beeswax works as an antiseptic, thickening agent and emulsifier with soothing and softening properties that heal the skin.
3. Candelilla Wax.
Candelilla wax is readily used in food and is an effective emollient in cosmetic preparations such as lipsticks, lip balms, creams, mascaras, glosses, body butters and other products.
Because of its high ester, fatty acid and resin properties it is a great ingredient in skincare applications and is a vegan alternative to Beeswax.
Candelilla wax is compatible with most animal, vegetable and mineral waxes and can be used as a substitute for beeswax or Carnauba wax in cosmetic recipes.
4. Carnauaba Wax.
Sometimes known as Brazil wax, Carnauaba wax is one of the hardest cosmetic waxes that is typically used in lipsticks and cosmetic formulations.
With emollient and moisturising properties this wax works well as a skin protectant in lippy’s, lotions and ointments.
5. Floral Wax.
A solid, creamy plant wax that is similar to Beeswax, this adds a great deal of thickness as an emollient, alongside the benefits of soothing and deep moisture.