Know Your Ingredients: Shellac Wax

by Gio

Shellac

What it is
Shellac wax is derived from shellac, a resin secreted by the female lac bug on trees in India and Thailand.

What it does
Shellac wax forms a protective film that slows down moisture loss, thus keeping skin hydrated and soft.

Side effects
Shellac wax is generally considered to be safe.

(Source: International Journal of Toxicology September/October 1986 vol. 5)

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