We often think of waxes as household products that seal and protect surfaces from moisture damage. They may not spring to mind as particularly skin-friendly.
But waxes are a highly diverse family. Many waxes have a very low comedogenic rating, meaning they will not block pores – the opposite of what you might expect. They can actually play a significant role in protecting from outbreaks.
Beeswax is a case in point. It is not only non-comedogenic; it also has a skin irritancy rating of zero. It can provide comfort and nourishment even for sensitive skin.
Jojoba Oil is actually a wax, not an oil. Yet it has a very similar composition to the face’s natural oils. It spreads and absorbs easily, letting the skin ‘breathe’ while moisturizing deeply.
For more about waxes and how they are tested for use in skincare, check out this post by Koster Keunen.