Is your complexion looking dull and dehydrated? Are fine lines and wrinkles taking up permanent residence?
Perhaps it’s time to inject some of the benefits of bee-based products into your skincare regimen. The two hero ingredients you need to know about? The iconic Royal Jelly and good old fashioned honey, both of which have a starring role in Guerlain’s Abeille Royale anti-ageing skincare range. Praised for their nutritional, healing and reparative properties, they can be extremely beneficial to helping you on your way to a clearer, younger-looking complexion.
More than just the delicious addition to drizzle on your cereal, honey is packed with skin-loving amino acids, antioxidants to protect the skin from environmental aggressors, and, as a natural humectant, it works to trap and retain moisture to keep your skin (and even your hair) hydrated.
Similarly, Royal Jelly, a bee secretion that is extremely nutrient dense, is perfect for skin types that are experiencing the signs of ageing thanks to not only its extensive list of vitamins and minerals, but also its cell-regeneration and renewing properties.
With credentials like that, you can imagine that in their purest form they are difficult to harvest—and harvest sustainably and safely. As a company, Guerlain has taken steps to ensure the safety of the Black Bee, an endangered species that produces the incredibly pure forms of honey and Royal Jelly. These bees reside in one of the purest ecosystems in the world off the coast of France on the small island of Ouessant. The region is actually a UNESCO Biosphere reserve, so it’s completely parasite-free and protected from pesticides, and Guerlain work closely with the Brittany Black Bee Conservatory Association to protect the bees to ensure their longevity.
In Guerlain’s new Double R Renew & Repair Serum, a skin treatment that uses ‘peel’ technology to gently resurface the complexion, both honey and the brand’s exclusive form of Royal Jelly are on hand to repair and rejuvenate the skin. Used daily, it promises smoother, softer, more radiant skin.
Tell us, have you ever tried skincare containing honey or royal jelly?
What benefits have you seen?