in New Zealand our bees are lucky enough to collect pollen from native
bush such as the Manuka and Kanuka and produce not only the world's
best honey but also the best beeswax. Organic New Zealand beeswax is
known to contain a large number of vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and
micro-nutrients and is also excellent at retaining moisture while
simultaneously allowing the skin to breathe and repair itself.
beeswax used in our products is certified organic and locally produced.
must be one of the most misunderstood
cosmetic ingredients. Some people immediately call to mind a picture of
a heavy and very solid wax when thinking of beeswax. This is incorrect
and beeswax has very wonderful properties when correctly used and
included in skin care formulas.
people knew and used
beeswax as an antiseptic and for wound healing. It works well in
cosmetic products because of compounds called 'wax esthers' that exist
in both beeswax and human skin. This hydrating pure natural skin care
ingredient increases skins essential moisture keeping skin naturally
with acne sometimes incorrectly think that it is a comedogenic
ingredient (an ingredient that promotes the formation of acne and
pimples), whereas it actually has an irritation potential of zero, and
a comedogenicity rating of 0-2, which means that when it is properly
used it will NOT promote the formation of acne or pimples.
When formulated and used correctly in cosmetic formulations, beeswax
will not cause a problem or clog the pores, but instead bring a host of
very positive attributes, such as healing and antiseptic properties, as
well as emollient and softening qualities to a cosmetic product.
General information on beeswax
honeybee (Apis Mellifera), secretes beeswax to
build the walls of the honeycomb. When wax is secreted by the bee it is
a transparent colourless liquid, which turns into a semi-solid
substance on contact with the atmosphere. It is purified from its raw
state by freeing it of solid impurities through melting and
Compounds found in beeswax
Provitamin A (carotenoids), Vitamin B-1 (thiamine), Vitamin B-2
(riboflavin), Vitamin B-3 (niacin), Vitamin B-5 (panothenic acid),
Vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), Vitamin B-7, Vitamin B-8, Vitamin B-9,
Vitamin B-12 (cyamoco balamin), Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), Vitamin D,
Vitamin E, Vitamin H (biotin), Vitamin K, Choline, Inositol, Folic
Acid, Pantothenic Acid, Rutin, Vitamin P (nicotinicamide) .
Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Copper, Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese,
Silicoa, Sulphur, Sodium, Titanium, Zinc, Iodine, Chlorine, Boron,
Enzymes & Coenzymes
Disstase, Phosphatase, Amylase, Catalase, Saccharase, Diaphorase,
Pectase, Cozymase, Cytochrome systems, Lactic dehydrogenase, Succinic
Fats & Oils
Fatty Acid, Hexadecanol, Alpha-amino butyric acid.
Caproic (C-6), Caprylic (C-8), Capric (C-10), Lauric (C-12), Myristic
(C-14), Palmitic (C-16), Palmitoleic (C-15), Uncowa, Stearic (C-18),
Oleic (C-18), Linoleic (C-18), Aracidic (C-20), Benemic (C-22),
Limolenic (C-18), Eicosanoic (C-20), Brucic (C-22).
Proteins, Globulins, Peptones & Amino Acids
Tryptophan, Leucine, Lysine, Isoleucine, Methionine, Cystine,
Thresonine, Arginine, Phenylalanine, Histidine, Valine, Glutamic acid,
Tyrosine, Glycine, Serine, Proline, Alanine, Aspartic acid,
Hydroxyproline, Butyric acid.
Gums, Pentosans, Cellulose, Sooronine, Starch, Sucrose, Levulose,
Fructose, Grape sugar, Reducing Sugars.
Nucleosides, Auxins, Brassins, Gibberellins, Kinins, Vernine, Guanine,
Xanthine, Hypoxalthine, Crocetin, Zeaxanthin, Lycopene, Hexodecanol,
Alpha-Amino-Butyric Acid, Monoglycerides, Deglycerides, Triglycerides,
Waxes, Resins, Vernine, Guanine, Xanthine, Hypoxanthine, Nuclein,
Amines, Lecithin, Glucoside of Isorhanetin, Glycosides of Quercetir,
Selenium, Nucleic Acids, Flavonoids, Phenolic Acids, Tarpenes and many
other as yet unidentified nutrients.