Reviewing; Vanilla & Honey Lip Balm by Bee Good.

logoAbout the company;

  • We harness the centuries-old healing powers of British honey, propolis and beeswax in an innovative range of products designed to make a real difference to your skin.
  • Bursting with only the finest ingredients, our products blend ethically sourced British bee-ingredients with naturally active botanicals and potent British plant oils
  • We never use synthetic colours, mineral oil, silicone, SLS and SLES or parabens
  • Our bees are never harmed
  • We never test on animals
  • We’re passionate about supporting our countryside and plough back a share of all profits into beekeeping causes and the apprenticeship and education of young bee farmers
  • We pride ourselves on working in partnership with producers and suppliers to go the extra mile in formulating the most effective skincare
  • We believe in working responsibly – with kindness, wit and integrity

I’m hugely interested in all things natural & organic so i checked this company out & decided to try their Vanilla & Honey lip balm. I’m not really a hoarder but i have many lip balms, i can never have enough lol.

This company is made by husband & wife, the husband is an experienced beekeeper.

10390406_797882103612763_8969262900460425188_n< The lip balm & the booklet about all items they sell & interesting information about the people behind the company & about the bees.

When my lip balm arrived it was packaged in a recyclable packaging & the wrapper was sealed by some sort of clever label it’s seeded wildflower seeds! The label you can actually put it in your garden then plant it like you normally do with plants & apparently it’ll grow into wildflowers for the bees.

I was like ‘WOW how awesome’ very clever!

So onto the actual lip balm. It’s a squeezy tube & the smell is so YUMMY! Vanilla & Honey mm…swiped a bit too much on my lips (i always forget the aren’t big lips lol) & i accidentally put some in my mouth but who cares, it’s natural & was yummy ūüėõ i’m sure it’s fine lol.

5-10 minutes later my lips started to dry up so i had to reapply like every 10/15 minutes a bit annoying but the smell kept me going back for more ūüėÄ it did make my lips really soft.

I recommend this lip balm & this company too if you’re into all things natural.

Here’s a list of all ingredients they use;

A

Aloe Vera

Used for a number of ailments since the Ancient Egyptians, aloe vera is possibly best known for its use in helping to treat sunburn, blisters and burns. The gel found in the aloe vera plant fronds contain ingredients known to help cool, soothe and soften the skin.

 

 

 

B

British Beeswax (Cera alba)

Sourced exclusively by Bee Good from our own bees and those from other bee farmers across Southern England. Beeswax is a natural emollient, it reduces water loss and acts as a shield against the elements.

 

 

Borage
Borage Oil (Borago officinalis starflower seed oil)

The bee-friendly borage plant has blue, star-shaped flowers and tiny seeds which are crammed with a health promoting plant oil; one of the richest sources of the essential fatty acid, GLA (gamma linolenic acid), which helps to lock moisture into the skin.

 

 

 C

Camelina Oil (Camelina sativa)

The bee-friendly camelina plant is also known as Wild Flax or Gold of Pleasure. Grown in the UK, but lesser known than other crops, Camelina is an especially potent source of essential fatty acids including linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid. This oil is easily absorbed and helps to reduce moisture-loss, protect and nourish the skin.

 

Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia cerifera)

Extracted from the waxy stems of the candelilla shrub, candelilla wax helps to combine together the ingredients in a product as well as providing a smooth, glossy finish and helping to provide a protective barrier on the skin.

 

 

Cocoa Butter

Originating from the cacao bean, cocoa butter is renowned as a wonderful moisturiser, used for centuries to keep skin soft and supple. Easily absorbed, it helps protect and retain moisture on the skin.

 

 

Coco-caprylate/caprate

Coco-caprylate/caprate is a light emollient oil derived from palm and coconut oils. It is very light in texture making it an ideal base when a non-greasy finish is required.

 

 

Crambe Oil
Crambe Oil (Crambe abyssinica seed oil)

Another British, bee-friendly botanical. Often compared to jojoba oil, crambe seed oil is lesser known, but has significantly higher levels of erucic acid. For our skin, this means a strong concentration of intensely nourishing Omega 9, a non-essential fatty acid. This oil is deeply nourishing and provides protection against dehydration. Crambe oil closely mimics human sebum and can control the overproduction of sebum which can lead to acne and is great for skins that easily lose moisture.

 

 

 

E

Echium Oil (Echium plantagineum seed oil)

Native to the UK, bee-friendly Echium also known as Viper’s Bugloss is unique in that it contains nature‚Äôs richest known source of SDA, a form of anti-inflammatory that is excellent in reducing skin inflammation, and helping treat disorders such as eczema, acne and psoriasis. Echium has been shown to reduce skin redness and is especially suited to replenishing drier skins.

 

 

 

G

Glycerin – vegetable

Used as a skincare ingredient for hundreds of years, Bee Good’s glycerin is derived from vegetable oils. It is a humectant, meaning it attracts water from the environment onto the skin to help hydrate it. It also helps to soften and smooth the skin.

 

 

 

H

Honey (Mel)

Sourced exclusively by Bee Good from our own bees and those from other bee farmers across Southern England. Honey is well known for its moisturising and nourishing properties. It also helps to sooth and soften the skin.

 

 

 

L

Lanolin

Lanolin is a natural ‘liquid wax’ produced by sheep through their fleeces to protect them from the elements and is collected from the fleeces during shearing by squeezing the wool through rollers. As it can absorb many times its weight in water it is wonderful at retaining moisture in the skin as well as protecting and intensely moisturising.

 

 

P

Panthenol (pro-vitamin B5)

Present in all living cells, panthenol, widely known as pro-vitamin B5, is used widely in skincare as a humectant and for its moisturising properties.

 

 

Propolis

Sourced exclusively by Bee Good from our own bees and those from other bee farmers across Southern England. A truly amazing ingredient, Propolis is a resin collected by honeybees from tree sap and the botanicals around them and used to fill small holes and gaps in the hive. Propolis is a natural skin-soother, thought to have skin protecting and healing properties. Used in folk medicine for centuries it is known to possess anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.

 

 

R

Rapeseed Oil (Brassica napus)

Best known for brightening the British countryside with its vibrant yellow flowers, Rapeseed oil also has wonderful softening, smoothing and potential antioxidant properties for the skin. It is rich in oleic acid and other important skin lipids.

 

 

Red Algae (Palmaria palmata)

Red algae is form of seaweed that is present in UK waters as well as many other locations around the world. It is a rich source of minerals, vitamins and amino acids. As a skincare ingredient it helps to hydrate, nourish and brighten the complexion.

 

 

S

Shea butter (Vitellaria paradoxa)

Extracted from the nuts of the Shea tree, Shea butter has been used for millennia to help protect skin from the elements and to help heal skin problems, minor cuts and burns. Shea butter has nourishing and smoothing properties and enhances the barrier function of the epidermis, reducing water loss, retaining moisture and improving the elasticity of the skin.

 

 

T

Tapioca Starch (Manihot esculenta)

Tapioca starch is an edible carbohydrate-rich starch, derived from the root of the South American Cassava shrub. Tapioca starch helps to provide a good consistency for spread and absorption, helping also to keep skin soft and supple.

 

 

Tocopherol (vitamin E)

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps to protect skin against free radical damage caused by the sun’s radiation and environmental pollution. It also helps to moisturise the skin.¬†

 

 W

Wild Water Mint (Mentha aquatica)

Water mint is perhaps one of the lesser-known bee-friendly botanicals. Native to the UK, and a lover of wet, boggy ground, wild water mint has an amazing scent and attractive pale mauve globular flower heads. Wild water mint has a number of traditional skin-soothing uses and is rich in vitamin A and E.

Where do get this lip balm; http://beegood.co.uk/products/vanilla-honey-lip-balm it’s ¬£4.75 OR you can get the triple pack which is 3 of this lip balm for ¬£10.50. The lip balm is 10ml.

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