CAS number: 8012-89-3 - Beeswax
"Good" in all categories.
  • Origin(s): Animal
  • Other languages: Bienenwachs, Cera d'api, Cera de abejas, Cire d'Abeille
  • INCI name: CERA ALBA
  • EINECS/ELINCS number: 232-383-7
  • Comedogenic potential (pc): 2
  • Food additive: E901
  • Bio-compatible (COSMOS Reference)
Namely Beeswax is secreted by bees and makes it possible to make "nests", in which honey can be stored. Both are harvested at the same time by the beekeepers, who then separate them by gravity by heating them. The wax once recovered is purified for use.
Beeswax is a fatty substance used in cosmetics as a thickener or emulsifier. It has protective and moisturizing properties. It forms a soft protective film on the skin, moreover, unlike waxes from petroleum such as paraffin or petrolatum, if it is formulated correctly, it does not clog the pores.
Its functions (INCI)
  • Emollient : Softens and smoothes the skin
  • Emulsifying : Promotes the formation of intimate mixtures between immiscible liquids by modifying the interfacial tension (water and oil)
  • Film forming : Produces a continuous film on skin, hair or nails
  • Perfuming : Used for perfume and aromatic raw materials
This ingredient is present in 5.46% of cosmetics.
Lip balm (63.45%)
Mascara (54.78%)
Lip cream (53.28%)
Liniment (47.6%)
Tinted lip balm (36.93%)

Products that contain them

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