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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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Extending the Olive Branch...

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Beeswax has traditionally been used in products (from candles to lip balm) for hundreds of years, but as a vegan, bee-loving company, White Rabbit Skincare sought out an alternative to this, and use olive wax instead! Olive Wax is obtained from a process of blending different fractions directly from olive oil to produce a hard wax, similar to beeswax. No chemicals or foreign matter are used in this process, ensuring its purity and thus making it an ideal choice for use in natural skincare products. Indeed, beekeepers in many countries use pesticide strips to protect the bees from parasites, and as such beeswax...

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