When you think of bees, you may think of honey. I know I do, especially when I’m enjoying a cup of tea. However, that’s just the beginning of what these amazing insects give us. Look a little closer and you’ll find beeswax. Not to “wax” poetic, but this amazing natural ingredient is bursting with benefits for the skin. Keep reading to find out what all the “buzz” is about. (No more bee puns, I promise!)
Here’s a pop quiz: what do industrial cleaning agents, engine degreasers, and the bottle of conventional shampoo in your shower have in common? Answer: they all contain sodium lauryl sulfate.
Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) is incredibly common in personal care items, but don’t let that make you think it’s safe: it’s also connected with some incredibly troublesome health issues. I never use SLS in any of my products, and it doesn’t take much to explain why.
Confession time: I love chocolate. The taste, the texture, the health benefits…I love it all. My affection for chocolate may even have something to do with my interest in a certain natural skincare ingredient: cocoa butter.