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Beeswax

Our database includes 852 products that contain Beeswax.

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Concerns

Oily Skin
Fungal Acne
Comedogenic Rating:   0-2
Irritancy Rating:   0

Explained

Beeswax is natural wax produced by honey bees and can be synthetically created. It consists mainly of fatty acid esters and long-chain alcohols.

In cosmetics, beeswax is a emollient. Due to its waxy structure, it creates a protective barrier. This barrier prevents water from evaporating off the skin.

This may not be a good ingredient for oily skin. We recommend speaking with a professional if you have concerns.

Beeswax cannot be removed with water, but can be taken off with an oil cleanser.

Beeswax is also antiseptic and contains vitamin A.

People also like: Hyaluronic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Glycerin

People also dislike: Niacinamide, Parfum, Hyaluronic Acid

Beeswax is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 2.1% of the products in our database containing it.

Community Stats

276 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Oily

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Fine Lines • Wrinkles • Redness • Dryness

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Oily

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Seborrheic Dermatitis • Sensitivity • Redness • Oiliness

Where it's used

Beeswax is most often found as ingredient number 9 within an ingredient list.

Of the 1 products in our database that have a known concentration of Beeswax, they all have a concentration of 19% specified within their ingredient lists.

These are the categories of products that use Beeswax the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 92344
  • INCI Name: BEESWAX
  • EC #:  ,232-383-7 (I)
  • All Functions: Binding, Emulsion Stabilising, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Viscosity Controlling
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.