For this product review I tried Waxelene, a beeswax-based natural skin care product. I purchased the 2 OZ jar of Waxelene from Whole Foods Market for $6.99.
A Natural Alternative to
Waxelene is the all natural alternative to petroleum jelly. Regular petroleum jelly is composed of petrolatum, a semisolid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum. [1. Petrolatum, Skin Deep http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/704786/PETROLATUM/]
Waxelene All Natural Ingredients
- Organic Soy Oil;
- Natural Vitamin E Oil;
- Organic Rosemary Oil.
Waxelene is composed of all natural ingredients an has a score of 0, indicating low hazard, in EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database.
Waxelene comes in a reuseble and recyclable glass jar with a metal lid. I purchased a jar containing 2oz (57g) of product. The jar has a cute paper label with a bumble bee design.
Waxelene can be used for skin protection and moisturizing, chafing prevention, make-up, and many other household needs.
Waxelene also promises that it is a no-petroleum product, non-GMO, does not test on animals, and is biodegradable.
Waxelene has a sweet honey smell, from the beeswax. It is a pale yellow color in the jar. To remove the wax from the jar it helps to move your finger in a circular motion, to warm the wax up. Once applied, Waxelene is clear.
Since Waxelene is an all-in-one type product, I tried a variety of uses. First I used it as a lip balm, which it works particularly well for, with its sweet beeswax scent. It left my lips moisturized and silky smooth.
Next, I tried it as a face moisturizer. I would not use regular petroleum jelly on my face, but since this is a natural wax, I decided to give it a try. Normally my skin is oily. However, it is winter time and I just returned from a cold climate and my skin has been dry and peeling. I bought Waxelene as an intense moisturizer. The wax helped with my dry skin, but left a shiny glow. I would not recommend using this on your face if you do not like to have a shiny face.
I also tried Waxelene on my cuticles, where it absorbed in nicely. I wiped the excess off my fingertips with a tissue, so I would not have greasy fingers.
Finally, I tried Waxelene on my chapped nose, which is how I normally use petroleum jelly. It works great for moisturizing and soothing dried chapped skin.
Rating (5 / 5)
Waxelene earns its first star for containing 100% all natural ingredients.
It earns another star for eco-friendly packaging. The cute little glass jar is both reusable and recyclable.
It earns a third star for being effective as lip gloss or a moisturizer on chapped skin.
Waxelene is also a good value for your money. It is more expensive than petroleum jelly, but much cheaper than many moisturizers.
The final star is awarded for being a pleasure to use. I like the silky feel on my lips as a lip balm and the sweet beeswax smell for any use.
Where to Buy Waxelene
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Waxelene is available from Whole Foods Market or online from Amazon.
Have you tried Waxelene? Do you prefer it to Vaseline?