Naturally produced by honeybees, cera alba is a waxy substance commonly used in lubricants and cosmetics to add texture. Beeswax has a shiny gloss, and after it has been bleached and purified, it is considered a safe ingredient. However, some people are allergic to beeswax and related ingredients. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include mild itching and irritation.

Beeswax can enhance the moisturizing properties of personal lubricants and massage creams by creating a water-insoluble barrier on the surface of the skin.