5 Christmas Gift Secrets for Natural Skincare

November 21, 2014 0 Comments


We all know how tricky it is to find the perfect gift so here at Bee Good, we’re letting you in on a few secrets about how to find the best natural skin care presents this Christmas.

 

1. Great British Beauty!

What better way to celebrate Christmas this year than buying a great British gift? By buying local, you are not only buying something unique, but you’re supporting local, independent companies and helping to nurture home-grown talent. 

Buying British is increasingly important. Not only does it help reduce your carbon footprint and help protect the environment, but it supports British manufacturers and producers, and keep British industry alive and well.

It’s also good to know the provenance of your ingredients and you can feel safe in the knowledge that they’ve been manufactured to high standards locally.

Find out more about why you should buy British this Christmas at makeitbritish.co.uk

 

2. Bee-autifully Kind Ingredients

When it comes to quality skin care, it’s always a comfort to know where the ingredients come from and how they have been produced. Here at Bee Good we know and celebrate the hard-working yet gentle effectiveness of natural ingredients for your skin. . 

Nature has kindly produced for us some of the most valuable ingredients to treat our skin. For centuries, honey, beeswax and propolis have been used for healing and beauty purposes. From Cleopatra to Elizabeth I, natural ingredients have been used to hydrate, protect and nourish skin.

Botanicals and plant oils also have amazing proven skin care qualities, when combined with other ingredients in skin care formulations.

Don’t forget, using natural ingredients is often kinder to the environment as well as kinder to your skin!

 

3. Weather-Busting Wish-List

The winter can be a terrible time for keeping your skin looking good. The cold, wind, and dry central heating can play havoc with your skin, drying it out and making it feel tight or uncomfortable.

And with the festive party season in full swing, you want your skin looking its best, so natural skin care presents are a great way of gifting the perfect Christmas skin!

As we’ve discussed already, nature provides us with plenty of skin care products to help protect and nourish our skin throughout the harsh winter months.

Let your gift be useful this Christmas and look for skin care with good protective, hydrating ingredients such as honey, beeswax, propolis and natural oils.

Honey, with its moisturising benefits and its humectant properties, keeps your skin moisturised, supple and elastic, protecting it against winter dryness. It really does deliver a “honey glow” to your skin!

Beeswax is also a natural protector against the harsh winter elements. Acting as a surfactant in skincare, it creates a barrier on the surface of the skin, protecting against bacteria and acting as a natural skin strengthener.

It's perfect when incorporated in products such as lip balms and hand creams, designed to help protect against harsh winter weather. When used as an emollient and humectant, beeswax will help to soften dry and parched skins.

Rich in vitamin A, it can support cell rejuvenation and re-hydration. 

 

4. Look for something a little bit different...

Christmas can be a time of panic-buying presents at the last minute, and giving the same old tat to those you care about most.  Are you sick of buying your loved ones the same old bottle of plonk, chocolates, or (sacre bleu) socks?! 

What better way to say “thank you” or “go pamper yourself” than buying someone you love a natural skin care present? Particularly at this time of year, the web is awash with advice from the experts on the best beauty buys this Christmas.

Why not have a look at some of our favourite blogs:

5. Avoid controversy

We’ve all had that heart-in-mouth moment when a beloved opens a present and their face drops.

Buying skin care presents for people can be quite risky because skin care choices are such a personal decision. Remember that buying acne treatment for your best friend is a no-no, so avoid any faux pas and buy skin care to treat all skin types.

But luckily there are some great British products out there which suit all skin types, and this is a God-send when trying to avoid offence or simply getting it wrong.