We believe that bees are the source of all things bee-yütiful. In addition to the antimicrobial powers ofManuka honeyand skin-stimulatingbee venom, there’s another very important natural active these wonderful creatures produce that your skin routine shouldn’t be without. Here’s everything you need to know about royal jelly for skin…
What is royal jelly?
Royal jelly is a honey bee secretion that is used to nourish larvae and adult queen bees. Her royal highness of natural skin care, it is protein-rich and packed with complex B vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids, minerals and enzymes, which give it natural antibiotic and antibacterial properties.
Historically, royal jelly has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine to treat various conditions and maintain good overall health. It is even widely regarded to be the beauty secret that the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and many Pharaohs used to retain their youthful beauty.
Where does it come from?
When a bee hive is making new queens, the workers construct special queen cells, feeding the larvae in these cells with plenty of royal jelly. Although all bee larvae are fed with royal jelly, after three days, only the queen cells are continued to be fed with this protein-rich secretion, causing them to develop differently from the rest.
Royal jelly is collected from each individual queen cell (honeycomb) when the queen larvae are about four days old. Since the queen cells are ‘stocked up’ with more royal jelly faster than they can consume it, there is a surplus which can be harvested.
Our royal jelly is ethically sourced from bees located in our own regulated New Zealand hives, so that we can guarantee its quality and purity. We only use100% pure royal jelly, whichwe combine with our own unique blends of natural actives to create our nourishing, natural face cream.
Skin’s royal treatment
Her royal highness of natural skin care, our royal jelly face cream is a natural face moisturiser that harnesses pure royal jelly as well as bee venom and cape chestnut oil.
Much like Manuka honey, royal jelly is known for its anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and antibacterial agents. Rich in nutrients and proteins,our royal jelly cream helps to support skin renewal and increased collagen production, the essentials for achieving firm, radiant, youthful-looking skin.
An anti-ageing remedy, royal jelly helps to tighten fine lines and wrinkles as well as protecting your skin from daily pollutants.
Simply apply each morning after cleansing or whenever skin feels like it needs a dose of luxurious moisture.
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