Bee Fabulous

By Adlin Pinto

From flowers to food and all the way to skincare, the Honeybees are delightful creatures that are known for pollinating flowers and helping the world around us to continue to grow. More importantly, they make delicious honey and create a wax that can be used for items like candles. They are so amazing and can also help us with our skincare. Honey and wax are not the only things that bees make. These amazing creatures also produce a compound called propolis from the sap on needle-leaved trees or evergreens. When they combine the sap with their own discharges and beeswax, they create a sticky, greenish-brown product used as a coating to build and protect their hives which is known as propolis.

Propolis is thought to have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is starting to be used in beauty products to treat a variety of skin conditions, in particular acne.  Because of these properties, it can help aid acne treatments in two ways: first, by targeting the bacteria-causing acne; second, by easing the inflammation in the skin that leads to the acne.

We all get spots on our skin from time to time, but acne is a whole other subject. Also, there is a difference between teenage acne and adult acne. Teenage acne is widely spread on the face and as young skin renews itself more regularly which means it can recover more quickly from breakouts. Whereas adult acne can appear in the 30’s onwards which means cell renewal slows down, hence acne marks can take longer to clear up. Adult acne appears on the jaw and chin and tends to look angrier. The causes can be a multitude of issues like hormonal imbalance, stress, pollution, genetics, and food.

The Institut Estherderm is a dermatologist-tested brand that combines the raw benefits of nature in their products. The brand has selected the most targeted natural components of Propolis for treating imperfection.


The brand has introduced a new Propolis + range which targets blemishes and ageing for a revived approach to adult skin. All products contain the brand’s patented cellular water, which boosts and optimises the energy environment of cells, reproducing the properties of the water found naturally in the skin.

The ingredients used here are salicylic acid, zinc and ferulic acid.  What’s more, the brand has boosted the concentration on these components to create a comprehensive routine intended for adult skin with blemishes. The range also uses new bio-sourced propolis, which is more effective, more quantitative, and more concentrated whilst targeting imperfections. What’s even more exciting and importantly helpful, with this anti-acne anti-ageing collection is that there is a simple three-step routine for beautiful and younger-looking skin. 

The first product is Propolis + Concentrate serum

Targets blemishes • Resurfaces • Reduces blackheads 

An SOS serum enriched with a high content of propolis and boosted with salicylic acid for fast and efficient action on blemishes, the serum works to soothe and heal the skin. The fluid and ultra-light formula reinforce the skin protections against oxidative stress to prevent and reduce signs of ageing.

How to use?

Daily for 2 months. Apply on the blemishes using the precision tip in the evening only.

The second product is Propolis + Skin perfecting cream

Moisturises • Smoothes • Mattifies 

A moisturising cream that immediately enhances the complexion as it works to visibly smooth wrinkles whilst reducing and preventing imperfections. The cream restores luminosity whilst the non-comedogenic formula mattifies the skin. 

How to use?

Daily for 2 months. Apply two pumps  in the morning and evening  on clean skin

The third product is Propolis+ Purifying mask

Unclogs and tightens pores • Purifies • Mattifies 

With the combination of propolis and kaolin, this non-drying purifying mask gently removes excess sebum, impurities and toxins that clog pores for clear, fresh and smooth skin. The formula reinforces skin protection against oxidative stress to reduce and prevent signs of ageing as it deeply purifies the skin.

How to use?

Daily for 2 months. For the first week apply daily in the morning and evening a thick layer and keep for 15 mins. Then twice a week.

It is very reassuring that nature brings us what we need. When science and the natural worlds come together then real healing can take place. And who knew just how extensive this magical the little yellow and black fuzzy buzzer is.

The range will be launching at Look Fantastic on the 21st September,.

Find out about the whole brand here

If you enjoyed reading Bee Fabulous then why not read Art of Accessorise here.

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