Ingredients FAQ's Ingredients FAQ's - Bee Good

Ingredient FAQ's

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Frequently asked questions

Below are listed some of the most frequently asked questions about Bee Good and our product range. If there are questions you might have that are not covered below, please use our contact form here or email us at buzz@beegood.co.uk.

Where are your ingredients sourced?

All of our bee based and core botanical ingredients are sourced only from the UK where we can work in partnership with farmers and growers to ensure the best quality ingredients go into our formulations. Where it isn’t possible to buy British (eg: Shea Butter) we still ensure we have full traceability and always source the most premium quality we can.

What are the specific benefits of bee ingredients?

British Wildflower Honey

For centuries honey has been one of nature's best kept beauty secrets. It has so many skin benefits it’s hard to know where to start! In it’s purest form it’s suitable for all skin types even sensitive and assists with perfecting, cleansing, and protecting the skin. Naturally antibacterial it helps to balance hormonal skin and is full of antioxidants that collectively contribute to the slowing down of skin aging. Importantly, it is a natural humectant so not only does it attract water but it retains it in the skin so that the skin remains supple and elastic. This makes it extremely moisturising, soothing and able to protect against fine lines, wrinkles and dryness. It really does help to deliver a ‘honey glow’ to your skin!

British Propolis

The word propolis is of Greek origin, stemming from 'pro' meaning 'in defence of' and 'polis' meaning 'city'. As the name suggests, propolis is a product involved in the defence of the bee community and as such, it possesses well known 'healing' and ‘antimicrobial’ properties, which have been used for centuries in medicinal and health-related ways.

Overall propolis helps in the maintenance of a strong immune system and the body’s resistance to viruses. For the skin this means it’s strong anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties make it one of the best ingredients for balancing problematic skins. It stops bacteria spreading and enhances skin renewal. Rich in vitamins B, C and E it’s a natural skin healer.

British Beeswax

Beeswax is another 'miracle-worker' in nature's arsenal of skincare ingredients. Beeswax is a natural protector. 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 designed to protect against harsh weather such as lip and hand elixirs. When used as an emollient and humectant it will help to soften dry and parched skins. Rich in vitamin A it can support cell rejuvenation and re-hydration.

Where are your products made?

All our products are proudly manufactured in the UK. Some are made on our own premises and others are made by a small number of trusted manufacturing partners.

What is your position on sustainability?

We are extremely proud to source all of our bee ingredients only from British beekeepers so we can directly contribute to the sustainability of our precious bees and their environment. Every time you buy a Bee Good product you are actively contributing to the sustainability of British bee farming and since we're passionate about supporting our countryside we are committed to actively supporting British bees, not just with charitable donations, but by a programme of tangible support including the education and apprenticeship of young beekeepers and the planting of wildflower meadows across the UK.

Are your products "natural"?

Our products are between 98 and 99% natural. We use natural ingredients wherever we possibly can. We use no synthetic colours, parabens, silicone or mineral oils.

Are your products tested on animals?

We at Bee Good share the general concern about the use of animals in safety testing and have a very simple policy - We do not perform any animal tests on any of our products or ingredients, nor ask others to test on our behalf. The Bee Good range has been audited and approved by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV). We comply with the Humane Cosmetics Standard and display the BUAV rabbit logo on all of our products. All Bee Good products are suitable for vegetarians.

Do you use preservatives?

Honey, propolis and beeswax are incredible natural preservatives and have been used safely for thousands of years to preserve everything from food to Egyptian mummies. Occasionally we need to use additional preservatives for product safety and aim to use high grade preservatives from natural sources in the smallest quantities possible.

Are your products suitable for men and women?

Although men’s skin differs from women’s we all need to maintain the moisturisation and hydration needed for healthy happy skin. Since men tend to have thicker skin, higher levels of collagen, can be more prone to hormonal sebum production leading to increased breakouts and blocked pores and have the added addition of hair growth they need skincare that can address moisture, excess sebum and hydration. Our active British ingredients include Wild Flower Honey – natures’ miracle moisturiser, antibacterial Propolis, repairing and protective Beeswax, as well as deeply hydrating Crambe Oil and GLA rich Borage Oil. This makes our skincare suitable for everyone.

Are your products suitable for people with nut allergies?

The Bee Good range contains a wide range of botanical and other natural ingredients including nut derivatives such as shea butter. If you have a nut allergy we would recommend that you contact us on buzz@beegood.co.uk to discuss which of our products would be suitable for you, dependent on your allergy.

Are your products suitable for eczema and problem skins?

In creating our Bee Good products, we have consciously removed many of the known skin sensitisers from our formulations to ensure that they are as gentle and comfortable as possible for sensitive skins. We don't use any parabens, synthetic colours, mineral oil, silicone, SLS or SLES and we use botanical ingredients and plant oils that have a close synergy with the skin. In addition to the combined benefits of natural skin comforters honey, propolis and beeswax, echium oil is unique as it contains nature’s richest source of SDA, a form of anti-inflammatory that is excellent in reducing skin inflammation. Echium and camelina oil (wild flax), rich in Omega 3 are both known to support improvements to certain skin sensitivities. In all cases, we highly recommend patch testing before general application, and for anyone suffering from specific skin conditions we suggest you talk to your GP in advance of applying any skincare products to these sensitive areas.

Does your moisturiser contain an SPF (sun protection factor)?

Both our Wild Flax & Honey Daily Moisturiser and our Plump and Firm Moisturiser do not contain an SPF, so it can be used during the day and at night (as skin doesn't need sun filters at night) and because we believe that you should be reapplying your sunscreen every couple of hours to ensure a constant level of protection from UVB and UVA rays. We recommend that to ensure adequate protection of your skin, you cleanse, moisturize and then apply a suitable SPF product on top. If you then wish to apply an SPF make up base this will also provide an added suncreeen that can be topped up during the day.

I'm pregnant and worried about using essential oils. Should I stop using the products?

Our skincare products are formulated to be safe to use during pregnancy, however we would suggest that you seek advice from your GP, midwife or a qualified aromatherapist before using the products in our range if you believe that you may respond adversely to products containing essential oils.

What is the shelf-life of Bee Good products?

Bee Good PAOAll products have a shelf life of at least three years if unopened. When opened and used correctly (assuming lids are replaced properly) the shelf life is at least twelve months. Where the shelf life is limited then you will find the PAO (recommended period after opening) symbol on these packs.