Beeswax – has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, is hypo allergenic, and is a natural source of vitamin A (which helps cell turnover and regeneration). Beeswax is also a humectant (it attracts water to help keep your skin hydrated) and forms a light barrier on your skin that not only prevents loss of moisture but does so without clogging your pores! Wound treatment centers use beeswax to help in the healing of wounds.
And do you know that they have found honey and beeswax that are thousands of years old that are still fresh and edible? There’s a reason that it has been used for thousands of years for skin care.
Coconut oil – According to many medical practitioners, the health benefits of coconut oil include, skin care, stress relief, cholesterol level maintenance, weight loss, boosted immune system, proper digestion and regulated metabolism. Coconut oil has also been used to provide relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV, and cancer. These benefits can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid – which between them all have antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fungal, antibacterial and soothing qualities.
Sunflower oil, and sunflower lecithin – is very high in essential fatty acids and helps to moisturize, regenerate and condition the skin. This oil is easily absorbed and can be used on all skin types. It is high in tocopherols (vitamin E) and is a natural antioxidant, making it especially helpful for delicate, dry or mature skin. The copper in sunflower oil is an essential mineral required for melanin production. Copper helps in hiding the appearance of aging symptoms such as wrinkles and fine lines, and maintains youthful skin. It also plays a great role in skin regeneration, making it highly effective in healing wounds and skin lesions. Copper promotes the production of collagen and elastin which gives skin its strength and elasticity.
Vitamin E – is a natural antioxidant and promotes the circulation of blood to the skin, nourishing the cells. Because of that, it can help the healing process. Also, it is absorbed by the epidermis layer of the skin, and can be used for treating sunburn or protecting you from the sun. Another great thing about vitamin E is that it can be used to treat scars, acne, and wrinkles because it speeds up cell regeneration. It can benefit the skin by helping it retain its natural moisture content, making dull-looking, dry skin look healthier, fresher and younger.