HONEY has been known for centuries to heal wounds and treat infection, as well as being antioxidant, antibiotic and antiviral. Honey is a humectant (it attracts and retains moisture), and acts as an anti-irritant. Water combined with honey results in hydrogen peroxide gently time-released in small amounts to enhance the antibiotic effect on your skin, which helps to reduce blemishes and pimples. Honey stimulates collagen production, which helps with cell regeneration and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Honey is a free-radical scavenger - it neutralizes damaging free radicals at the molecular level. Contains minerals, vitamins, and natural enzymes, which nourish skin and help to refine skin texture.
BEESWAX is a nutrient-rich substance secreted by bees to make honeycomb. Unfiltered beeswax contains over 300 micronutrients and obtains its golden color from the propolis and bee pollen inside, both also known for their incredible health benefits (see below). Beeswax softens and hydrates your skin while creating a long-lasting protective coating against the elements. Beeswax is a naturally nourishing moisturizer as well as being anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-allergenic and an antioxidant. Our skin and beeswax have the same wax esters, making the wax easily absorbed to nourish our skin. Beeswax helps lock in your skin’s own moisture and creates a barrier against any harsh environmental elements.
PROPOLIS is also called ‘nature’s penicillin’ or nature’s antibiotic, and is known for its healing, antiseptic and restorative capabilities. It is a resin-like paste gathered by the bees from the buds and bark of some types of trees. They bring it back to the hive in their pollen baskets and mix it with wax to seal the hive entrances. Its antiseptic properties ensure a germ free environment. Propolis can assist in balancing, healing and soothing problematic skin, protect against bacteria and function as a great anti-inflammatory agent. Contains an abundance of minerals which supports the rebuilding of damaged skin cells and has antioxidants and regenerative properties.
BEE POLLEN is flower pollen collected by the bees and used as their primary food source, rich in many nutrients and easily absorbed by your body. It has powerful antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties that strengthen the capillaries and reduce inflammation to help improve your skin’s appearance, tone and complexion. Made of water, carbohydrates and proteins, pollen contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids, phytochemicals, carotenoids, flavonoids and phytosterols and carotenoids, which promote cell regeneration.
ROYAL JELLY is a substance produced by worker bees to feed the queen bee. Royal Jelly is believed to be a useful supplement because of the queen bee’s superior size, strength, stamina and longevity compared to other bees. Consists of a rich blend of proteins, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. The long list of health benefits attributed to royal jelly includes providing antibacterial and anti-inflammatory action, and protecting the skin from dehydration, healing wounds and skin disorders, assisting in the regeneration of cells, reversing the aging process, promoting sexual rejuvenation and stimulating the immune system.
ORGANIC EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL has been used for thousands of years by the Mediterranean population to give them beautiful skin. Absorbs deeply into your skin resulting in long lasting moisture and nutrient absorption. Its unique ability to absorb into your skin comes from its similar composition of fatty acids to that of our skin. Is soothing and healing and high in antioxidants such as flavonoids, Vitamin E and Vitamin A, which help protect against age-accelerating free radicals. Olive oil has antibacterial properties and helps inhibit inflammation. Helps to heal sunburned skin.