Did you know that beekeepers can collect up to 60-80 pounds of honeybee byproducts per hive each year? Honeybee byproducts such as raw honey, beeswax, pollen, royal jelly, and propolis have amazing benefits for skin care. At Keepers Collective, we use these unique ingredients in all of our natural-pure skincare products. Let's take a closer look at some of the benefits they offer!
Beeswax has been used as an emollient since ancient Greek times. is a natural emollient that helps to retain moisture in the skin. It forms a protective barrier on the skin's surface that prevents dehydration and damage from environmental stressors, such as wind and pollution. Beeswax also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, helping to soothe and heal skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and acne.
Pollen is packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins, and enzymes that can help reduce inflammation and nourish the skin. Its anti-bacterial properties help to protect against bacteria that cause breakouts or infections. Additionally, pollen helps stimulate blood circulation for improved oxygenation of cells in the skin, which can improve youthful appearance by diminishing wrinkles.
Propolis, also known as “bee glue”, is a substance created by honeybees to help protect their hives. Propolis is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the skin from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. It also has antibacterial and antiviral properties, making it an ideal ingredient for treating troubled or inflamed skin. Honeybees create it from tree resin to seal their hives and protect them from disease. Keepers Collective uses propolis to help reduce redness in the skin, fight bacteria and leave your skin feeling smooth and rejuvenated.
Raw Honey has long been used as an ingredient in skincare because of its antibacterial properties and high levels of antioxidants that help keep skin looking younger longer. Honey is a natural humectant, meaning it absorbs and retains moisture. It’s also packed with vitamins and minerals that help nourish the skin. Keepers Collective uses honey in their products to give your skin a hydrated, glowing look. The soothing properties of honey also make it an excellent remedy for dry, irritated or inflamed skin.
Royal Jelly is a substance created by honeybees to feed their queen bee and is known for its anti-aging benefits. It’s incredibly rich in amino acids as well as vitamins A, C, D, E and K which are essential for maintaining healthy glowing skin. The combination of nutrients can help strengthen the skin’s protective barrier while giving it a boost of hydration and nourishment.
At Keepers Collective, we use the power of honeybee-derived byproducts to give your skin the nourishment it needs. The all-natural ingredients in our line of products make them safe to use on all skin while providing you with superior results to skincare filled with chemicals and fillers. Keepers Collective's commitment to high-quality and sustainable sourcing ensures that their honeybee skincare is made with no fillers or chemicals—just pure, nourishing goodness your skin deserves. So start using Keepers Collective today, and experience all that nature has to offer!
Want to learn more about what you can eat to help keep your skin radient? Read our blog on the Best Nutrients for Healthy Skin.