How Does Candelilla Wax Work Exactly?
Wondering if cadelilla is natural and what it’s doing in your favorite beauty products?
Candelilla wax serves many purposes when it comes to your beauty and bath products. It’s not only great for skin and keeping your favorite products in one piece, but it’s also planet and animal friendly. Let’s take a closer look at candelilla wax and how your skin will benefit from its yummy goodness.
What is Candelilla Wax?
Candelilla wax is a natural insoluble wax obtained from the leaves of a shrub native to the southern states and Mexico.Yup, you guessed it, it’s absolutely vegan, which is why many products opt for it over beeswax. It’s commonly used as a substitute for beeswax and carnauba wax in cosmetics and can become soluble in organic solvents. It has a yellow-brownish color but is still opaque and translucent. Candelilla wax acts as a binder in some of your favorite lipsticks, palmades, deodorants and lotions. It prevents oils and liquids from separating.
Candelilla Wax Benefits
Besides for thickening and bonding your favorite ingredients naturally, candelilla wax will also nourish and condition your skin, hair, nails and lips. It’s safe for nearly all skin types and will soften and soothe the skin alongside your favorite essential oils.
Candelilla Wax Can:
- Reduce the appearance of stretch marks
- Has anti-aging benefits
- Hydrates skin
- Relieves dry skin
- Protects the skin
- Restore dry scalp
The Difference Between Candelilla Wax and Beeswax
The obvious difference is that one is vegan where the other is not. Lesser obvious differences include their texture - candelilla wax is more firm and harder than beeswax. It will also melt faster, as beeswax has a higher melting point. Vegans opt for candelilla wax and those who have allergies to bees and honey do too. They’re both clean products to add to your favorite DIY beauty recipes, but beeswax is able to retain more moisture than candelilla wax.
So the next time you pick up one of our natural deodorants for both adults and children alike, you’ll know exactly what candelilla wax is doing in that healing and odor-fighting stick!