CANDELILLA WAX // Ingredient spotlight
We take so much pride in all of our ingredients. Sourcing, and making sure we use the best quality is very important to us. Each ingredient we select is not only based on quality, but proven efficacy. So many skincare products contain ingredients whose only purpose is to work as a preservative, filler, or binder - and have little to no skin benefit. Many of them are mostly made of water. Paying a premium for water doesn't make much sense to us!
Our newest product - The Stick - is something that has been in the works for quite some time. Not only did we want to make sure that the ingredients were spot on for skin nourishment, we also needed to achieve the perfect texture without using beeswax or petroleum based wax for firmness. We wanted it to be vegan, and we needed to make sure that it would hold up in a biodegradable push tube and maintain a good texture. This, on top of making sure that we only used ingredients that are healing to the skin posed a bit of a challenge.
Enter Candelilla Wax.
Still relatively new to the skincare world, candelilla wax is derived from the leaves of a small shrub native to northern Mexico and southwestern United States. It was originally used to make candles which is where it got its name candelilla - "little candle".
This unique wax is very similar to beeswax in texture and scent, and it poses many of the same benefits. It is an excellent humectant, works wonders for moisturizing dry skin, and is incredibly soothing. Candelilla wax is non comedogenic so it won't clog pores, and is safe to use on oily skin types. It also contains a rich amount of Vitamin A - which promotes cell regeneration and is touted as being beneficial to sun spots and aging skin. It is great for all skin types and works well as a barrier to prevent further skin damage from extreme exposures.
It is also hypoallergenic - which beeswax is not.
We are so excited with how well it works, how great it feels, and how it enhances our other plant based ingredients that we wanted to share more about this ingredient wonder.
Candelilla is safe to use all over and on anyone in your family - babies and little ones alike. Please enjoy, and let us know what you think of The Stick!