Ever heard of Royal Jelly? Did you know that bees create and use it in their hives to feed all the larvae (regardless of type/class) and adult queens? Well now you do!
Royal Jelly has been used in traditional Eastern medicine for centuries but is relatively new in Western medicine (think acupuncture, 10 years ago). Thus, there has been little scientific research done on the benefits but so-far the studies done are promising.
Here are the main reasons Royal Jelly one of the ingredients utilised in our Bees Brilliance skincare;
Royal jelly is made up of water, carbohydrates, proteins and fats. The proteins and fatty acids are the ingredients that make it so beneficial to our skin. It also contains B vitamins and a few trace minerals which are always helpful too.
Different sources of royal jelly do have varied ingredients. Sourcing the healthiest and happiest bees (like in our Bees Brilliance hives) can make a big difference in quality.
There is still plenty of research that needs to be done to uncover more of the mysteries in royal jelly. But for now, those nutrient-rich ingredients are a fantastic reason to add them to your skincare regime.
Skin Repair & Wound Healing
When used orally and/or topically it may support wound healing and other inflammatory skin conditions.
Much like honey, we know it has an antibacterial effect, which can support the cleaning of cuts and scrapes to keep you free from infection.
The collagen found in royal jelly has also been linked to aiding skin repair, much like other forms of collagen that we already buy.
There have been differing studies on the efficacy of skin repair and wound healing properties. But in the meantime, it’s not a bad bonus to have in your skincare range, particularly if you suffer from acne.
Royal jelly may help slow the ageing process in several ways. It’s often included in topical skincare products to support the maintenance of healthy and more youthful-looking skin. Some animal research has also indicated that it may support the skin from skin damage done by UV radiation as well.
If you’ve never used royal jelly before, it’s best to start with a very small amount to avoid serious allergic reactions and side effects.
It’s always important to be careful when using a new ingredient on your skin and do a small patch test.
If you have any adverse reactions, please discontinue use and if symptoms persist, please see your Doctor.