Beeswax (Apis mellifera wax) is a natural wax made by honeybees in the hives. Beeswax is used extensively in cosmetics and beauty products. As a skin care product, a German study found beeswax to be superior to similar “barrier creams” (usually mineral oil based creams, such as petroleum jelly), when used according to its protocol.
Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft 2003; 1: 547–557. doi:10.1046/j.1439-0353.2003.03701.x