This Ingredient Makes Guerlain's Latest Product Invaluable
Winnie the Pooh was keeping the best skincare secret all along.
Guerlain has a long history of innovation in the beauty industry - almost 200 years of it! So it's safe to say that they know a thing or two about skincare. Their Abeille Royale collection notably uses honey beads sustainably sourced from four protected locations - including the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of the Isle of Ouessant. Indeed, honey is a true MVP in terms of skin benefits: it helps balance the bacteria on your skin, can reduce inflammation and speed healing. Guerlain certainly got the memo, because their latest multi-purpose product uses all of those assets and more.
Some of our members are about to test the Abeille Royale Advanced Youth Watery Oil, a multi-purpose oil meant to work for your skin in a wide variety of ways. Curious about it? Here are the benefits we can’t wait to hear about:
- As a serum, this product will heal and have a rejuvenating effect on your skin cells. Guerlain calls it the “BlackBee Repair Technology”. This formula also contains micro-droplets of Commiphora oil, a powerful antioxidant. Isn’t that the fanciest anti-age therapy you’ve ever heard of?
- As a hydrating oil, it will protect and give your skin the nourishment it needs all day AND all night long! Not a big fan of oil on your face? No worries! This product is water-based and the texture has been expertly formulated to avoid the greasy film we've all come to associate with most oil-based skincare.
- As a toner, it will have that revolutionary "plumping" effect for an incredibly youthful look. Guerlain included their Exclusive Royal Jelly in the ingredients, a substance full of vitamins and nutrients to give your skin a needed boost. Go get this daily glow!
- It can also be used a primer! You didn't expect that one, did you? We weren't kidding when we said that this was a multi-purpose product - apply right before makeup or mix with your foundation to obtain a radiant finish.
Pro-tip: How can you use honey in your skincare routine?
Try to mix honey with freshly ground cinnamon to create a homemade antioxidant face mask. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse with warm water. Look how gorgeous you look!
You can also use honey topically to treat scarring. These healing properties are no jokes, promise.
You're vegan? No problem!
Shea butter is a good alternative for your homemade skincare products. It's quite heavy on the skin though, so better to dilute it with lighter ingredients such as grapeseed oil. Otherwise, tea tree oil is always a good go-to if you need an antimicrobial ingredient in your preparations!
Ever used honey in your skincare routine? Share your DIY recipes in the comments!
And tell someone about this article so that they can learn more about the incredible benefits of honey.
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