Royal jelly is a honey bee nutritional emission that is used to feed larvae for a few days, unless of course you are the queen bee, who is fed with copious amounts of royal jelly throughout her whole development (lucky lady).
Eventually the queen literally becomes the mother of all the bees in the colony; she is a diva and we don’t blame her, as once you’re used to be being showered in royal jelly every day, it’s hard not to be. Fancy a taste of being the queen bee for a day? Keep reading…
The lip lover
Inspired by nature’s most delectable elixir, this nourishing lip treatment smells like it’s been dipped inside a honey pot and splatted with the sparkly golden hue of royal jelly that helps to heal, hydrate and repair chapped or dry lips. Beautiful to look at – even more beautiful to use.
Lipstick Queen Lip Treatment in Queen Bee, £20
The serum saviour
Easily one of the most beautiful beauty products we’ve ever seen – it’s almost so pretty you don’t want to use it (though we suggest you do because it is ah-mazing). Acting on every level of the skin, its texture becomes smoother and more refined with each use.
Guerlain Abeille Royale Daily Repair Serum, £90
The powerful primer
The makeup brand that’s focused on the benefits of skincare. This Jane Iredale primer is packed full of fragrant botanicals and royal jelly, both of which brighten, even skin tone and minimise the appearance of pores. It’s also suitable for even the most sensitive skin – thumbs up from us.
Jane Iredale Smooth Affair™ Facial Primer & Brightener, £29.95
The radiance booster
99.9% natural, this serum is one of the lightest we’ve ever used and it’s surprising, considering it’s packed with 134 nutrients and 17 amino acids that work simultaneously to provide you with radiant, beautiful-looking skin in a matter of weeks.
Burts Bees Radiance Serum, £19.99
This natural skin cream is made from six of nature’s most powerful healing ingredients (five which owe their thanks to the mighty bee) is a true beauty must-have. Based on a formula that was created thousands of years ago in the land of the Pharaohs, the product is now used by celebrities and doctors worldwide for its deeply nourishing and moisturising properties.
Egyptian Magic Cream, £29
The hair heroes
For such a reasonable price, this stuff really does what it says on the tin – strengthens, nourishes and protects (as well as smelling like some sort of delicious honeycomb dessert). Designed for those with fragile hair prone to breakage, the royal jelly, honey and propolis infused range is a nod to the wonders of the beehive. We’re obsessed.
Garnier Ultimate Blends Strength Restorer Shampoo & Conditioner, £3.89
The miracle mask
Providing professional results in the comfort of your own home, this royal jelly enriched hair mask nourishes your tresses from root to tip. Apply to clean, damp hair and massage for 3 minutes before rinsing, to reveal soft, shiny locks that are super easy to style.
Leganza Hair Care Cream Mask With Royal Jelly, £5.40
The organic option
Full of bioactive, natural and organic ingredients, this rich, highly nutritious cream penetrates the layers of your skin, leaving it feeling radiant and naturally toned. At such a fair price, you can also use it liberally without getting the guilt.
Dr. organic Royal Jelly Day Cream, £8.49
The bee lover
It may come as a shock but bee venom can actually work wonders on the skin. We’re not suggesting you go outside and seek a sting, but instead use this replenishing night cream with purified bee venom which works to increase elasticity, encourages collagen production and firms the skin. Referred to as ‘botox in a bottle’, our ears are most certainly pricked.
Manuka Doctor ApiNourish Restoring Night Cream, £24.99