Simply Bee recently sent me some of their products to try and review. A family business which was launched in March 2011 in Hopefield, South Africa and dad, Derick Hugo has some 40 years beekeeping experience.
Products are handmade using ingredients from renewable and plentiful natural resources. They are free from parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, synthetic colours and fragrances.
They contain propolis and beeswax, honey and essential oils. Propolis is nature's own antiseptic and preservative and has been used in beauty treatments for thousands of years to purify, heal and smooth the skin. The products can also help with acne, eczema, psoriasis, age spots and is anti-ageing.
Heel Balm* 125ml - £15
This is a rich balm made from a natural formulation and it contains Propolis, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil with Tea Tree Essential Oil. It moisturises and softens dry and cracked skin on the feet. I tend to use it just before bed popping on a pair of socks to lock in moisture and wake up with beautifully soft feet in the morning. It does have quite a strong Tea Tree scent (which I'm not normally a fan of) but I've been enjoying using the balm. It's my favourite of the three products.
Propolis Serum* 30ml - £21
This is a rich serum which only contains three ingredients - Propolis, Sweet Almond Oil and Neroli Essential Oil. It has a fruity/woody scent. It calms, heals and moisturises the skin. It is anti-bacterial and decongesting and can help with anti-ageing and age spots. Suitable for all skin types even sensitive. Apply a few drops to the face and neck twice a day before moisturising.
Lip Balm* 10ml - £3.90
Soothes and moisturises dry and chapped lips leaving them smooth and comfortable. Contains Beeswax, Propolis, Peppermint and Rosemary Essential Oils. Apply as often as needed.
The packaging is pretty cute and there is a whole range of products available - day and night creams, cleansing cream, hand cream, hand & body wash, hand & body lotion, honey beeswax soap, men's and baby products and balms. See here.
Have you tried any Simply Bee products?
You can buy products in the UK - see the website here.
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