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Bee Beautiful: 5 Top Honey Based Beauty Products

Bee by-products are taking over the beauty industry. The natural healing substances made by bees are unbelievably diverse and effective.

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The benefits of Winnie the Pooh’s favourite food go far beyond being indulgent for our sweet tooth. Honey is nature’s richest antimicrobial source. As far back as Egyption and even Biblical times, honey has been hailed as a healing treasure.

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Between honey, bee pollen, bee propolis, royal jelly, beeswax and bee venom, you can find the solution to every skincare problem out there.

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Royal Jelly: Not so appealing to the eye, but will do wonders for your skin.

These products can be used for moisturising, healing, cleansing and soothing and work for all skin types. Numerous skincare brands have begun to base their products on the wonderful healing remedies that come from these insects.

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Here Are Our Favourites

 

1. Guerlein Abeille Royale For Anti-Ageing

Guerleins’ decadent and luxurious Abeille Royale range showcases the most delectable of bee products. The French collection is based on medical research into the power of honeys and royal jelly to help skin repair and fight against signs of ageing.

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Guerlein pulled out all the stops to ensure they have the best quality ingredients in each bottle. Their exclusive royal jelly is 100% harvested in France and 100% of a natural origin. Their honey is grown in one of the purest ecosystems in the world, the French island of Oussant.

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The result of this meticulous quest for superior ingredients is a range that helps your skin to recover its plumpness, glow with youthfulness and continuously repair wrinkles.

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2. Comvita Medihoney For Eczema

Honey not only makes us more beautiful, it also provides incredible relief for Eczema and other skin conditions.

Research has proven that medical grade Manuka Honey helps to relieve itching and scaling within just one week for people with chronic seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp, face and chest.

Medihoney, as it is now described,  is used in hospitals all over the world and supports healing whilst preventing infection. The range combines the star ingredient of Manuka Honey with soothing oat extract, aloe vera, chamomile and plant butters to moisturise and nourish skin.

Medihoney Natural Eczema Care Range is free from synthetic fragrances, colours, parabens, alcohol and artificial preservatives.

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Available online or from these pharmacies.

3. Swisse Manuka Honey Detoxifying Facial Mask For Blemish Prone Skin

Honey is incredible in that as soothing as it is, it also has strong antibacterial properties. Swisse combines Manuka honey with charcoal and Kaolin clay to remove impurities from the skin leaving it feeling smooth and hydrated.

The detoxifying facial mask also contains the naturally derived ingredients of salycic acid for purification, aloe vera extract to calm the skin after such a deep cleanse and finally kelp extracts to re-hydrate the skin.

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Available from Priceline for $17.99

4. Burt’s Bees For Lips

Our go to for naturally soft, healthy-looking lips. Burt’s Bees Lip Balm pairs beeswax with beautiful coconut and sunflower oils, which are rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids. The result is hydrated, nourished and conditioned lips that tingle with a touch of peppermint oil to make your lips extra kissable. A must have for any handbag.

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Available from Priceline for $6.99

5. Egyptian Magic For EVERYTHING

Egyptian magic is exactly that. Magic. No wonder celeb royalty such as Eva Mendes, Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudsen and Madonna swear by this product.

Created from the 100% natural ingredients of bee propolis, honey, royal jelly, beeswax, bee pollen and olive oil, this cream emphasises the diversity and efficacy of bee products.

It is handmade from 100% natural ingredients and based on a formula originating from the land of the Pharaohs.

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When I say Egyptian Magic can be used for everything. I mean it. It has been used as a:

  • Face moisturizer
  • Makeup primer
  • Hydrating face mask
  • Lip Balm
  • Eye cream
  • Makeup remover
  • After-sun
  • Scars
  • Itching, rashes, minor burns relief
  • Soothing and treating skin irritations
  • Eczema and Psoriasis
  • After-shave
  • Hair Treatment
  • Hand and cuticle cream
  • Body cream
  • Cracked heels and elbows
  • Vaginal moisturizer and lubricant
  • Massage balm
  • Tattoo aftercare
  • Pregnancy: stretch marks, cracked nipples
  • Baby cream, diaper rash
Oh, and there are no added preservatives, alcohol or water, no additives, no parabens, no GMO ingredients and no fragrances. Pretty sweet!
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Available from Priceline for $49.99.

Written by Victoria Webster

Victoria Webster is The Carousel's Lifestyle writer.

She began her journalism career by studying Media and Communications at The University of Sydney.

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