Unrefined beeswax is no doubt a magical substance. It varies in appearance as radically as did the flowers from which the bees took pollen. The color ranges from a dull brown to an almost translucent bright yellow and the honey scent, is a rich source of carotene. Check out a general review of beeswax properties in cosmetics. Skin-nourishing propolis and trace amounts of vitamins and minerals are found in unrefined beeswax. Beeswax can offer a thick, creamy consistency and help prevent the loss of moisture from dehydrated skin. We purchase our natural, unrefined beeswax from a wonderful farm in Ontario and love the purity, the quality and the fresh smell.