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A honey bee flying in front of a yellow flower

BEE VENOM

You’ll find bee venom in our day cream and face mask, and it’s not as scary as it sounds. Bee venom therapy takes the properties of a bee sting and turns it into skincare magic. Applying small amounts of bee venom creams to the skin fools it into thinking it has been stung. Blood is sent to the affected area which in turn stimulates the production of collagen, which helps the skin stay firm and youthful. You can find out more about bee venom skincare over on our blog.

Fresh blackcurrants: you can find this oil in bee yü natural skincare

BLACKCURRANT SEED OIL

Used in our natural face mask, day cream and night cream, blackcurrant seed oil is particularly rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA); an important ingredient for maintaining the elasticity of the skin. GLA is not common to many oils and Blackcurrant Seed Oil contains up to 20% GLA.

A red camellia flower, you can find this oil in bee yü natural skincare

CAMELLIA OIL

Included in our hydrating day cream, camellia oil acts as a feather-light, deeply nourishing moisturiser. Camellia oil is rich in oleic acid and vitamins A, B, D and E as well as nourishing Omega 3, 6 and 9. The molecular weight of the oil is an almost identical match for skin, allowing it to absorb quickly and thoroughly.

Cape Chestnut tree: Fresh blackcurrants, you can find this oil in bee yü natural skincare

CAPE CHESTNUT OIL

Used in our day cream, cape chestnut oil (also known as yangu oil), has long been used in traditional African skin care. Its inherent ultra-violet protection and high content of essential fatty acids and antioxidants make it perfect for use in our natural skin care products.

A Cupuacu fruit. The natural 'butter' is obtained from the centre.

CUPUACU BUTTER

Used in our night cream, cupuacu is a close relative of cocoa. The natural 'butter' is obtained from the centre of the large fruits and is rich in phytosterols which benefit dry, damaged skin, polyphenols to combat free radicals in the tissues, and fatty acids to protect and moisturise.

Bowl full of red goji berries

GOJI SEED OIL

Included in our night cream, goji seed oil is naturally high in antioxidants and essential fatty acids, most especially linoleic acid (omega‑6), which can help protect and repair the skin. It is known for its anti-ageing and hydrating properties.

Harakeke leaves against a blue sky

HARAKEKE EXTRACT

Found in our deeply hydrating day cream, harakeke is a New Zealand flax, renowned for a gel produced on the surface of leaves at the base of plant. The mild astringency of this gel helps control oil over-production which, coupled with a natural antimicrobial action, makes it an effective defence against breakouts. It naturally soothes, hydrates and cools, reducing puffiness and redness.

A glass beaker containing a clear liquid representing hyaluronic acid

HYALURONIC ACID

This natural skincare wonder can be found in all three of our products. Hyaluronic acid has many benefits for the skin, including locking in moisture and giving a plump fullness. Our own skin cells produce Hyaluronic Acid naturally to maintain moisture levels, but ageing and other factors can make levels decrease over time, so topping it up with a moisturiser is an excellent way to improve the look and feel of your skin.

Orange Safflower flowers

HYDRESIA

Included in our bee venom face mask, hydresia is made from the oil of the safflower plant, which is an annual plant with thistle-like red, yellow and orange flowers. When the seeds are gently deconstructed to extract the oil, they reveals oleosomes, which are tiny spheres that when applied to the skin, release the active ingredients, oil and vitamin E.

Jojoba seeds on the plant; nature's natural moisturiser

JOJOBA OIL

Found in all of our natural skincare products, Jojoba oil comes from the seed of the plant which is native to southern Arizona, southern California, and northwestern Mexico. Native Americans extracted the oil from jojoba seeds to treat sores and wounds.

Kiwi fruits hanging on the tree

KIWI SEED OIL

Found in our face mask and night cream, kiwi seed oil contains a high concentration of Alpha Linoleic Acid (Omega 3), helping to maintain moisture in the skin and prevent drying.

Natural oils included in bee yü skincare

LEXFEEL NATURAL HEPTYL UNDECYLENATE

You’ll find this complex-sounding ingredient in our day and night creams, but it’s much simpler than it sounds. It is an extremely light and dry emollient derived from castor oil, and is used in natural skincare as an alternative to synthetic fluids such as cyclomethicone or mineral oils.

A honey bee on manuka blossom

MANUKA HONEY

Our hero natural skincare ingredient! The Manuka honey that you’ll find in all three of our products, is sourced from New Zealand and rated at UMF 20+. The 20+ factor rating denotes its purity and power, and is considered to be antibacterial at a medicinal level. The power of honey to stimulate wound healing and promote healthy skin is well documented and scientifically proven. You can find out more about Manuka honey skincare over on our blog.

Yellow and white meadowfoam flowers

MEADOWFOAM SEED OIL

Found in all of our natural skincare products, meadowfoam seed oil is cold pressed from the tiny seeds of Limnanthes Alba. The oil is rich in nourishing phytochemicals, which gives it impressive moisturising properties, including helping to prevent loss of moisture from the skin. It is also very rich in anti-oxidants.

A honey bee on a clover flower

MINIPORYL

Included in our bee venom face mask, Miniporyl, also known as Clover flower extract, had a mild astringent effect, decreases sebum production and reduces the appearance of conspicuous pores.

Pohutakawa red flowers and leaves used in bee yü skincare

POHUTAKAWA EXTRACT

You’ll find this little bit of New Zealand magic in all three of our natural skincare products. The Pohutukawa is a red-flowered tree indigenous to New Zealand and is known as the 'New Zealand Christmas Tree'. The extract of the leaves has powerful astringent qualities and softens, moisturises and promotes cell regeneration.

Prickly pears on a cactus

PRICKLY PEAR SEED OIL

Found in our night cream, prickly pear seed oil is a light, fast-absorbing and highly versatile oil, ideal for anti-ageing skincare. High in tocopherols, it is a potent antioxidant and can help to improve skin elasticity.

Royal Jelly in small glass bottles; used in bee yü natural skincare

ROYAL JELLY

Another natural skincare hero, found in our hydrating day cream, royal jelly is a honey bee secretion that is used to nourish larvae and the adult queen bees. Used in natural skincare, royal jelly can help fight signs of ageing with powerful vitamins B, C, and E, amino and fatty acids, minerals, and antioxidants which soothe and nourish skin. You can find out more about royal jelly skincare over on our blog.

Orange Safflower flowers

SAFFLOWER OIL

Used in our night cream and bee venom face mask, safflower oil contains high levels of linoleic acid, which can help improve skin quality and texture by combining with the sebum in human skin to unclog the pores and reduce rashes and acne. Together they also facilitate the regeneration of new skin cells, leaving your skin looking bright and healthy.

The ocean, home of marine plankton!

SEAFILL

Used in our bee venom face mask, seafill is a unique, pure and natural ExoPolySaccharide (EPS) produced by marine plankton. EPS seafill is proven to provide skin tightening and wrinkle-filling effects within 15 minutes.

Swertia Chirata Plant - an extract found in bee yü natural skincare.

SWERTIA CHIRATA EXTRACT

Found in our regenerating bee venom face mask, swertia chirata extract or SWT/7 (swertiamarin) is extracted from Indian gentian leaves. It stimulates and resurfaces the skin, improving epidermis regeneration and thickness. It also has a blurring effect on vertical wrinkles, reducing their appearance in just 7 days.

The Totarol Tree - the bark is used in bee yü natural skincare

TOTAROL EXTRACT

Found in our intensive night cream, Totoral is nature’s super antioxidant and a potent force to neutralise free radicals linked to skin ageing. Totarol is a compound from the heartwood of the Totara tree, which is extracted from recycled Totara using solvent-free extraction, so no trees are felled for its harvesting.

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