Beeswax is produced by bees and is used to build the cells in the beehive where they later store honey and larvae/pupa. In Sweden, beeswax has been used since at least the Bronze Age, as evidenced by the discovery of vessels crafted using techniques that require wax.
It is a very durable ingredient and there have been finds of 5000-year old beeswax that has remained unchanged. Water doesn't affect it, and it won't become rancid since it doesn't interact with the oxygen in the air unless the antioxidants have been removed from the wax.
The skin won't absorb beeswax; instead, it acts as a protective layer over the skin without clogging the pores. It is a good "shield" against weather and wind since it repels water. This give the skin a chance to recover under the "wax shield". It works wonders on dry and chapped skin.
Beeswax and Mr Bear Family
Beeswax has been a favourite with us for a long time. It is the main ingredient in our moustache wax and is also present in a lot of other products which provide hold, like the Beard Balm, Pomades, and Grooming Sprays.
Veganism and beeswax
Beeswax comes from bees and is by definition not vegan. There are however people with a vegan lifestyle who still use it since they don't believe that bees are harmed when you collect the beeswax. Only you can decide where you draw your line. All our vegan products are clearly labeled with our "Vegan Friendly seal". Keep an eye out for it if you want strictly vegan products. For example, Hair Wax: Golden Ember is one of our vegan products.