This All-Natural Jelly Will Revitalize Your Skin In Ways You Won’t Believe
Could royal jelly “bee” your skin’s new bestie? We checked in with Abena Antwi, an associate research fellow at Burt’s Bees, for the latest buzz.
Royal jelly is the hero ingredient in this new line. Where does it come from?
“Worker bees gather nectar and pollen to make royal jelly, the precious substance that is fed to the queen to ensure her growth, fertility and longer lifespan. Our process involves carefully removing the honeycombs to prevent damage to the surrounding hive and to avoid harm to the bees and extracting royal jelly from the combs by hand using hypodermic needles.”
What makes it great for skincare?
“Royal jelly is one of nature’s richest materials and packed with nutrients, including all three macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates and fats), as well as essential amino acids, minerals and vitamins B1, B2 and B6.
“Royal jelly is unlike anything the human body produces in terms of the different nutrients it contains and specific ingredients, such as certain proteins and fatty acids, that the human body doesn’t make.”
Do you have a favourite product?
“I love the Skin Nourishment Gentle Foaming Cleanser and the Night Cream. I am turning the big 4-0 next year and I’ve noticed that my skin is getting drier. The foaming action in this cleanser is lush and gentle – it cleans and removes makeup without overdrying my skin.”
Burt’s Bees Skin Nourishment Gentle Foaming Cleanser With Royal Jelly, $12.97 at walmart.ca.
“The Skin Nourishment Night Cream is my go-to overnight treatment. In addition to royal jelly, it contains one of my long-time favourite ingredients: shea butter. The formula gives me instant moisture that lasts all night – I wake up with healthy-looking, smooth skin. It helps improve signs of aging, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles – just in time for my upcoming milestone birthday.”
Burt’s Bees Skin Nourishment With Royal Jelly, $19.97 at walmart.ca.