Bee-friendly beauty products

By Yanar Alkayat

Did you know one of the best treatments for dry and mature skin is honey? With its abundance of vitamins, natural softeners and antibacterial properties, it packs a tough punch against problem and sensitive skin too. From propolis to pollen, beeswax to honey, these bee beauty products are worth the buzz.

Lavera Body Spa Organic Honey Moments Bath Oil, £9.95, is a natural way to alleviate and heal dry skin. A warm bath with a few capfuls and you’ll feel skin soften instantly.

Living Nature Ultra Rich Body Cream, £27, is a body-butter-meets-body-lotion so expect an easily blendable cream that’s deeply nourishing. The power ingredient is naturally hydrating Manuka honey with cupuacu and murumuru butters.

Comfort Zone Active Pureness Mask, £25.50, is a creamy mask with propolis ( a resin that bees collect for their hives) that offers us anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. 'It’s perfect for clearing away impurities and excessive sebum, which is great for oily skin,' says Victoria Trueman, Comfort Zone national training development manager.

Neal’s Yard Remedies Bee Lovely Hand Cream, £9.50, is back by popular demand. This luscious and creamy handbag essential also promises to donate £1 from every tube to UK-based bee-saving initiatives.

Seascape Peppermint Lip Balm, £10, is a soothing and 100 per cent natural treat for lips thanks to Jersey beeswax, Jersey honey, jojoba seed oil and peppermint essential oil.

Egyptian Magic Skin Cream, £25, is a multi-purpose balm buzzing with beauty from bees: honey, beeswax, propolis, bee pollen and royal jelly make up this totally natural product.

You can read more about how the beauty industry is doing its bit for the humble honey bee in the June issue of Psychologies – on sale now.