It is also an occlusive which creates layer on the skin that will slow down transepidermal water loss (TEWL).
This protective barrier will not only keep that area of skin better moisturised, but it will protect the skin from external damaging agents.
Makes a great barrier cream for gardeners hands.
Over many hours, the beeswax will naturally wear off leaving the normal skin function and not blocking it like petrochemicals do.
It will give a thick consistency to ointments, healing balms, lip balms, lipsticks and body butters.
It creates a protective barrier for the skin and lips.