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Ingredient Focus: Olive Wax

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Ingredient Focus: Olive Wax

Latin Name: Olea Europa - Tocopherol As a vegan skincare company, and big environmentalists (you may have guessed from one of our last blog posts, on saving our bees!) we were always going to look for and use alternatives in our products to the traditional beeswax. Olive Wax was the perfect (and almost very obvious) substitute: it hardens and gives a similar feel to beeswax, and is highly compatible with the skin, having emollient (softening and soothing) and antioxidant properties.  To produce the hard wax (usually in flakes), a process of blending different olive oil fractions is undertaken, during which no chemicals...

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