Honey is great, but the hive is loaded with additional ingredients that are great for our skin and often go unnoticed:
Beeswax is typically produced by the younger "house bees" in the hive, who use it to build honeycomb.
Humans, however, can use it to hydrate, soothe, and calm skin. Beeswax promotes skin cell regeneration, diminishes signs of aging, and reduces itchiness and irritation.
It also serves as a long-lasting protective barrier against environmental pollutants. So many bee-nefits.
Propolis has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. What do all those properties mean? It means the power to help fight disease, damage, and inflammation.
Inflammation can wreak havoc on our skin and manifest in terrible ways: adult acne, itchiness, redness, and more. Kudos to propolis for keeping those ailments under control and at bay.
Propolis also contains flavonoids, which form protection and ward off bacteria. Some studies have shown propolis to be more effective than steroid creams.
Royal Jelly, like propolis, is appreciated for its potent anti-inflammatory ways.
And here's exciting news: In a 2014 study, researchers gave 110 participants either a royal jelly capsule or a placebo once every day over two menstrual cycles. The individuals who ingested the royal jelly capsules had less severe premenstrual syndrome symptoms over the two months. It's no surprise that our Ache + Pain Relief Stick receives rave reviews for relieving cramps.
Royal Jelly also assists the skin in wound-healing, making it an excellent ally in speeding up blemish recovery.
So, What Can These Bee Byproducts Help With?
- Bug bites + stings
- Cracked heels
- Dark spots
- Fine lines
- Acne breakouts
- Daily moisturizer
- Hurt feelings
Shop the goodness here. Any symbol with a honeycomb on the product contains the signature Life Elements' bee blend.
- Did you know that bees don't just collect from flowers; they also collect from trees, bushes, and sap. So much plant-based abundance!
- And, yes, that's really Martha relocating a honeybee swarm in the cover photo.