Honeybees produce wax to serve as a protective lining of honeycomb cells for baby bees. The same characteristics that make the wax an excellent shield for the little ones also make it the perfect ingredient for skincare products. Beeswax forms a network over the skin rather than a film and serves as a protective barrier from environmental elements that hold in moisture without clogging pores. It helps reduce dryness as it binds water molecules to the skin. As a natural source of antioxidants, beeswax is often included in anti-aging formulas that address free radical damage boosting cell turnover and reduces blemishes. It shares the antibacterial benefits of honey, not only fighting breakouts but also minimizing the growth of fungus and bacteria. The anti-inflammatory attributes of beeswax mean its great for expediting wound-healing, reducing scarring and soothing itching and irritated skin. Beeswax is a natural thicker for cosmetic products, helps to enhance spreadability, adds cushiony feel, and optimizes application experience.