The golden gift - Beeswax

The golden gift - Beeswax

Beeswax's botanical name is cera alba and it's a natural wax that honey bees produce. Bees create it in their body, using their glands. By chewing it, they shape it and build with it the honeycomb where they store the collected honey. Greek historian Herodot remarked that beeswax was used for balming purposes. It was also found in the Egyptian pyramids. Beeswax has been known to mankind for centuries, it is highly valued because it contributes to better health and appearance. Throughout history it has been used for medicinal balms and production of creams. In some countries, for centuries, wine barrels were coated with wax to better preserve the wine and for its special smell.

In cosmetic personal care products, beeswax and herbal wax are used in a wide range of products, including baby products, bath products, lipstick, various makeup, creams and scents. In cosmetic products that require creamy consistency, beeswax and herbal wax help keep the emulsion from separating into its oily and liquid components. Beeswax also increases the thickness of lipid (oil) parts of hard products such as lipstick, giving them structure and allowing smooth application. 

Known mainly due to its conditioning properties, beeswax also has a number of other skin benefits, including the calming effect on the skin. Not only is it natural and non-toxic, it also creates a protective skin barrier that maintains moisture and reduces dryness. Unlike petroleum ingredients, beeswax does not "suffocate" the skin and will not clog pores. It attracts water molecules, helping the skin hydrate and is also a good source of vitamin A.

Certified organic beeswax is one of the key ingredients of Alavi hand cream and Alavi Night Cream. Along with a rich selection of organic oils such as gotu kola oil, tamanu oil, rice bran oil, apple stem cells, hyaluronic acid and lecithin, beeswax intensively increases skin suppleness and its elasticity, thus preventing wrinkles, while providing the skin with a calming and gentle treatment.