Benefits of Royal Jelly for Your Skin

Benefits of Royal Jelly for Your Skin

Benefits of Royal Jelly

Did you know there are many benefits of Royal Jelly for your skin? Royal Jelly is composed of vitamins, lipids, and hormones straight from the bee hive and has been used as a beautifying ingredient for centuries. Royal Jelly contains amino acids, natural sugars, fats, and hormones. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, royal jelly can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and boost skin elasticity and firmness. Royal Jelly also exhibits antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Royal Jelly is Full of Skin Supportive Ingredients

We combine organic royal jelly with vitamin B3 and Green Tea extract, as well as light nourishing plant oils. We also use healing compounds and botanicals such as allantoin, hyaluronic acid, and honeysuckle extract in our moisturizer. Allantoin and hyaluronic acid help to promote skin regeneration and help keep skin plump with moisture, and honeysuckle extract acts as a preservative which has been shown to help fight some types of acne.

 

Royal Jelly Green Tea Vitamin B3 Royal Regeneration Face Cream

Our Royal Jelly Green Tea Vitamin B3 Royal Regeneration Face Cream is packed full of these amazing ingredients and is great for all types of skin. We use specific oils to help moisturize skin. Of course we use beeswax which is an excellent emollient and helps help your skin hydrated. We also use the anti-oxidant rich rosemary essential oil, lavender essential oil, and litsea cubeba fruit essential oil. With all of those skin loving oils and beeswax, you might be afraid that this cream would get too heavy and greasy, but it’s very light and thin. It is also formulated with just a touch of silicone, to perfect the appearance of skin texture and under makeup, so you can kiss your primer goodbye With so many benefits of Royal Jelly, it is a great way to pamper your skin!

So What is the Big Deal about Parabens Anyway?

So What is the Big Deal about Parabens Anyway?

Today we’re going to talk a little bit about a questionable ingredient, and why you may want to avoid it.

Paraben Molecule

Parabens. If you’ve read up on natural skincare, healthy living, or detoxing chemicals from you life, you’ve probably heard about parabens.

So what is the big deal about parabens anyway?

Parabens are used in products as a broad spectrum preservative. They protect products against bacteria, fungus, yeast, and molds. They’re cheap and effective, and easy to use.

Parabens have weak estrogenic effect.

The concern with parabens is that they have weak estrogenic activity, which could disrupt hormone activity. It is suspected that this disruption in hormones could lead to breast cancer. The estrogenic effect of parabens is actually quite a bit less than that found in foods such as soy. That said, they have found parabens in breast cancer tumors, and another study showed that 96-99% of urine samples of a diverse group of US residents contained parabens, This doesn’t show a causative link between cancer and parabens, but it does show a widespread use and exposure to parabens in our country.

Are parabens “safe as used”?

While the FDA and Health Canada have concluded they are “safe as used”, the EU has banned the 5 most common forms of parabens in all cosmetic products. The Dept of Ecology of Washington State also lists several parabens on their list of “Chemicals of High Concern to Children”.

Bee Lovely Botanicals does not use parabens.

At Bee Lovely Botanicals we don’t believe in scare tactics. I call parabens questionable because they are. There hasn’t been a causative link conclusively determined between parabens and breast cancer, but there is a preponderance of information that leads me to believe there is a pretty good chance they’re not good for you, or for me, or for my kids or your’s. We do not use parabens in any of our products. Check our labels, you’ll find ingredients like organic extra virgin coconut oil, beeswax, and probiotics in our natural skin care products.

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Wintertime on the Bee Farm

There’s nothing quite as exciting as the first snowfall of winter.  Snowpants, mittens and scarves previously relegated to the back of the basement get to reclaim their momentary glory. Kitchens are stocked with hot chocolate, marshmallows, and copious amounts of cookies and Christmas goodies.  Mothers bundle children to the point of impairing vision and mobility to ward off the cold, and send their tikes out into the great outdoors.  (Our beeswax lip balm and hand cream do an excellent job of sealing and protecting lips and cheeks from the drying cold.)

 

Soon handfuls of snow are rolled into boulder size snowballs, and makeshift forts are built, complete with siege works, battle stations, and an armory.  War ensues as the fate of the world as we know it hangs in the balance.  Never has such “strategery” been used to surveil, dupe, or divide and conquer the enemy, and the young “soldiers” are certain that the annals of history will remember and celebrate their bravado and self sacrifice in “The Great Snowball Battle of 2016”.

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These epic battles usually draw to a close when the enemy forces tire of fighting, and desire to make peace, or when the youngest “army” cries to his mother that the others are being mean to him.  Either way, peace is made and the battle is relived as smiling rosy cheeked boys sip steaming hot cocoa around the kitchen table, and all is right with the world again.

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Notice the snowball above and slightly left of Dad’s head. 🙂