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Cera Alba

Our database includes 757 products that contain Cera Alba.

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Fungal Acne


Cera alba is beeswax, or the wax used by bees to make honeycombs. It is a texture-enhancer and emollient. A study from 2003 found beeswax to be a stronger emollient than ingredients such as petroleum jelly.

As an emollient, beeswax helps hydrate the skin by creating a barrier on top. This barrier traps moisture in.

Emulsifiers help prevent ingredients from separating. This helps create consistent texture.

The structure of beeswax is mainly long-chain alcohols and the esters of fatty acids.

There are three types of beeswax: yellow, white, and absolute. Yellow is pure beeswax taken from the honeycomb. White beeswax is created by filtering or bleaching yellow beeswax. Absolute beeswax is created by treating beeswax with alcohol. Beeswax used in cosmetics are purified.

Beeswax has been used throughout history and even in prehistoric times. Some common uses for beeswax still used today are making candles, as a waterproofing agent, and polish for leather.

People also like: Niacinamide, Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid

People also dislike: Beeswax, Parfum, Cetearyl Alcohol

Cera Alba is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 1.5% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Emollient, Emulsifying

Community Stats

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

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Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Combination

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Sensitivity • Fungal Acne • Dryness • Fine Lines

Where it's used

Cera Alba is most often found as ingredient number 6 within an ingredient list.

These are the categories of products that use Cera Alba the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 32492
  • EC #:  232-383-7
  • Ph. Eur. Name: cera alba / cera flava
  • All Functions: Emollient, Emulsifying, Film Forming, Perfuming
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.