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Skin Benefits Of Honey, Propolis & Beeswax

Skin Benefits Of Honey, Propolis & Beeswax

British bee-sourced ingredients are at the heart of the Bee Good product range, and each one we use has a significant role in supporting our skin’s overall health.

We never use Royal Jelly or Bee Venom – the safety and health of our bees are paramount. But, by combining honey, beeswax and propolis in the right quantities – supported by relevant plant oils and other active ingredients – our skincare provides effective and intelligent, natural skin healing benefits.

Read more below, or visit our shop to see our natural skincare products.

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British Wildflower Honey

For centuries honey has been one of nature’s best-kept, universally adaptable beauty secrets. It has so many skin benefits it’s hard to know where to start! Research into the effectiveness of honey as a natural ‘healer’ began in the early 1900s. Despite stalling with the development of antibiotics, it has more recently gained interest as antibiotics become less reliable in battling new hybrid infections.

Protection, Prevention, Health

In its purest form, honey is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin, and assists with perfecting, cleansing, and protecting the skin. Naturally antibacterial, honey helps to balance hormonal skin and is full of enzymes and antioxidants that collectively contribute to slowing skin ageing by eliminating free radicals and providing the nutrient supply for new tissue growth.

Hydration, Youth, Vitality

Vitally important for skin health, skin structure and slowing collagen loss, honey helps to keep the skin hydrated. This makes it highly moisturising in our skincare and helps to protect against fine lines, wrinkles and dryness. A natural humectant, honey attracts water and retains it in the skin, assisting skin suppleness and elasticity.

Balance, Calm, Care

The natural anti-inflammatory attributes of honey work to calm redness and irritation, and it can help with minor acne. It really does help to deliver a ‘honey glow’ to your skin, and benefits include enhanced skin smoothness and scar softening from its ability to help fade discolouration. Honey is currently being researched for its power to help protect the skin from the sun and the effects that lead to certain diseases and premature skin damage.

British Propolis

Often known as bee glue, the name propolis comes from the Greek meaning ‘defence of the city’. As the name suggests, propolis is involved in the protection of the bee community and hive.

A complex mixture of resin, waxes and pollen, bees produce propolis and use it to protect the hive from infection by filling in any holes where bacteria can thrive and cocooning any antibodies.

Fight Infection, Heal, Purify

Known to contain over 300 active compounds, propolis has been used for centuries to prevent infection, both when applied topically and more recently taken as a supplement.

Used centuries ago for fillings and wound healing, it is also known to support a strong and healthy immune system.

In skincare, propolis is a powerful anti-microbial, anti-viral and anti-fungal ingredient that purifies the skin and helps in the maintenance of the body’s resistance to viruses.

Skin-kind, Regenerative

The strong anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties of propolis make it one of the best ingredients for balancing problematic skins. It stops bacteria from spreading and enhances skin renewal. Rich in vitamins B, C and E, propolis is a natural skin healer known to promote the healing of minor burns and skin conditions. Its ability to help the regeneration of damaged skin tissue makes it a truly magical ingredient.

British Beeswax

Beeswax is another ‘miracle worker’ in nature’s arsenal of skincare ingredients. A natural protector, it is a blend of plant waxes, pollen and bee secretions.

Breathe, Strengthen, Protect

Unlike petroleum-based skin barriers, beeswax provides skin protection without suffocating the skin, allowing it to breathe and function effectively without exacerbating skin dryness. As a surfactant (surface agent), beeswax is naturally water resistant and locks in hydration, creating a barrier on the skin’s surface to protect against bacteria and acting as a natural skin strengthener.

Providing a creamy, gentle texture to our skincare, when used as an emollient and humectant, beeswax will help to soften dry and parched skins.

Environmental, Pollutants, Renewal

As a natural skin barrier, beeswax is also credited with providing protection against everyday pollutants and environmental issues. By enveloping the surface of the epidermis, it can effectively help to prevent pollution from directly touching the skin, creating a blanket of care that contributes to the reduction of skin ageing free radicals. Rich in vitamin A, beeswax supports cell rejuvenation and rehydration.

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