24 Oct Beauty Benefits of Propolis and Royal Jelly: What’s the Buzz About?
Besides honey, which is considered one of the Earth’s most powerful superfoods, hardworking honeybees also produce two lesser-known byproducts: propolis and royal jelly. And much like honey, these substances are jam-packed with good stuff — vitamins, antioxidants, proteins and amino acids — that can help revitalize our skin at a cellular level. Where honey acts as a powerful, natural humectant to seal in moisture, propolis and royal jelly add extra nutrients to help ward off free radicals and make skin feel smooth, supple and plump. Check out all the amazing beauty benefits of these two boosters to see how they can transform your skin!
Antioxidant-Rich Propolis: The Natural Skin Soother
Propolis, also known as bee glue, is a resinous mixture found in beehives. This naturally occurring product has been used in medical and antiseptic applications for centuries, and was even favored by the Greek physician Hippocrates. What makes it great? Propolis is beloved for its natural healing capabilities, and is packed with antioxidant properties that can help deeply soothe and smooth damaged skin. For that reason, it’s often used in gentle anti-aging skin care formulas for people with red, damaged, inflamed and acne-prone skin.
Essentially, propolis helps boost the skin’s natural regeneration cycle to leave behind a smoother and suppler appearance. Here are a few more amazing benefits of this beneficial byproduct.
- Soothes redness, inflammation and burns
- Rejuvenates skin so it appears smoother and younger
- Acts as a microbial to prevent acne and bacteria
Vitamin-Packed Royal Jelly: The Elixir of Youth
Honeybees also produce royal jelly, which is sometimes referred to as “the elixir of youth.”
With 132 nutrients, including amino acids, proteins and vitamins A, B, C and E, royal jelly can protect the skin against damage and provide deep softening and hydrating performance. When paired with honey — which helps to provide moisture retention at multiple dermal layers — royal jelly will effortlessly penetrate those deep skin cells that may be neglected. Not only that, but royal jelly can actually help increase collagen production by providing cells with the nutrients they need for skin renewal. Here’s what else it can do:
- Promotes new skin growth for treating tired, dull and aging skin
- Protects skin against environmental damage via vitamins
- Encourages smooth skin by increasing collagen production
Get Your Daily Dose: Products to Try
Ready to see what all the buzz is about? You can get all of the benefits of royal jelly and propolis plus plenty more beauty-boosting ingredients with Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer and Honey Potion Hydration Mask. Use Honey Drop as a long-lasting, lightweight daily moisturizer for all-day hydration. This hydrator is not only packed with honey, royal jelly and propolis, but also contains natural skin-boosters like hyaluronic acid and cupuaçu butter beads to totally revitalize the skin and keep it looking fresh, glowing and youthful. The natural cupuaçu beads melt easily and release long-lasting moisture to nourish and soften the skin, while our Triple Hyaluronic Acid Complex boosts moisture at three skin levels for visible firmness and elasticity.
Use Honey Potion as your go-to revitalizing massage mask. Thanks to a blend of honey, propolis and royal jelly, this facial mask will enhance skin renewal and help you achieve a younger-looking appearance. It also contains glycerin, which acts as a natural humectant to help attract moisture and leave skin feeling moist and supple. Both Honey Drop and Honey Potion feature our Echinacea GreenEnvy Honey™ formula, which contains a high concentration of the natural antioxidant cichoric acid combined with honey for the perfect blend of soothing, hydrating performance. Farmacy is committed to providing eco-friendly, ethical honey, propolis and royal jelly products.
Bonus: when you buy a Farmacy honey product through December, we’ll give $1 to City Growers for the development of their Bee Education program.