Thursday, 13 March 2014

Bee Inspired Creams


    I think it is no secret by now that I love honey and products that contain it, Bee Inspired are the most recent brand to pop up on my radar and they make a selection of skincare products containing honey as one of the star ingredients alongside a range of plant oils and essential oils. All the products are free from mineral oils, parabens, SLS and SLES, all of the ingredients are listed on the site and they also have a very useful Ingredients page which is very helpful especially if you are new to reading ingredients lists as it tells you all the names in latin and English. I really love the name of the brand, I find bee's to be very inspiring creatures so it seems a very fitting name for a brand who champions bees to have.

    I was sent three of their creams in a beautiful gift box to try, the products themselves come in simple jars with the branded labels, I thought the gift box was a lovely touch and would definitely make a beautiful gift for someone. The products themselves are all very well priced and the body cream especially feels like great value for money as you get a lot of product in the jar. All the creams contain honey and beeswax alongside some lovely moisturising ingredients such as cocoa butter, sweet almond oil and castor oil. My favourite thing about all of these creams is that they are really silky and smooth and all very easily absorbed, if you are in the market for nourishing and non-greasy creams which are affordable I have to say I would recommend these highly.

    Fab face cream with jasmine and rose* (£12.50 for 50 mls) Is a simple moisturiser that smells beautifully of Jasmine and Rose, it leaves the skin soft and supple and is easily absorbed. If you like your skincare to be simple and uncomplicated but also pleasurable to use then this cream will be for you, with just a handful of ingredients this does what it says on the tin and it does it well especially for the price point. If you have sensitive skin they also do an unscented version which is great to see for a small brand, not everyone can tolerate essential oils so unscented options are definitely a really positive addition in my eyes. I adore the scent of this cream and if you love floral scents then it is a lovely product.

    Orange and geranium body cream* (£12.50 for 200 mls) Just like the face cream is easily absorbed and very smooth in texture, I really enjoyed the combination of the geranium and the orange in this product it is fresh and slightly earthy very pleasant. Apart from adding a balm for the heavy duty areas like my elbows and knees this cream has been doing a brilliant job at keeping my skin soft and flake free, you can dress straight away afterwards and is a pleasure to use. This has gone straight to my repurchase list, it is great value for money and after weeks of use I have barely made a dent in the pot!

    Jasmine silky hand cream* (£12.50 for 100 mls) Lives up to it's name and is rich but also instantly absorbed, if I am honest the formula of these creams all seem very similar with subtle variations so they could probably be multi-purpose if you didn't want to buy a different hand a body cream you could get away with just one. The hand cream feels slightly thicker than the body cream but only slightly, it leaves a beautiful scent on the hands and you can really feel the change in softness to the skin. 

    If you love handmade brands and especially skincare with the added benefits of honey then Bee Inspired is a lovely brand to try out, nice products and affordable prices. You can get an exclusive 20% off until the end of March with the code MAR20, enjoy!

Ana x

*Samples provided for my consideration
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19 comments

  1. They have good looking .. sure moisturize a lot, besides smelling great :)

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    1. They are great moisturisers and they do smell delicious! :) Xx

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  2. These sound lovely. I've not heard of this brand x

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    1. You would love the Jasmine scented products, it always makes me happy to introduce you to a new brand it's usually the other way around :) Xx

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  3. They sound so lovely, I really love using honey in my skincare routine x

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    1. Honey is such an amazing ingredient, I love to eat it and cook with too :) Xx

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  4. I love using raw honey. This brand sounds lovely featuring nice products.. ..(but I am less keen on the packaging though. :-(()x

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    1. Glad you love honey too, the packaging is very simple as often can be the way with handmade products, I think because the products inside work well and are budget friendly the packaging would not stop me from repurchasing even if it less luxurious Xx

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    2. Hi Audrey, would love to hear your thoughts about why you're not so keen on the packaging, we're looking at making some changes so observations always useful and we have broad shoulders!

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  5. I love the combination of orange and geranium x

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    1. Yes I wasn't sure what to expect but it is a lovely combo Xx

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  6. Hi Ana, I've finally managed to log in! Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our creams and to celebrate we'd love to offer any of your readers who's like to try our creams a 20% discount in March by quoting MAR20

    Your observation about the ingredients and the types of cream is spot on - we use the same combinations in all the creams but varying percentages/proportions - I love to use the Body Cream on my face as I much prefer a lighter cream!

    We've also just introduced a 'Soft Foot Intensive Cream' with tea tree, jasmine and lavender essential oils. we were asked by a chiropodist to make a foot cream with the proviso that it contains urea (the natural and active ingredient for softening skin) - we duly researched, made samples, trialled and got thumbs up, had to wait 6 months for certification and approval and can now offer it for sale. It's not yet on the website but anyone interested do email sales@beeinspired.net

    We've been at Surbiton Farmers Market this morning, the sun shone and it was a great atmosphere and the best compliment is when people come back to buy more, and we sold out of honey!

    Spring has seemingly sprung and we're starting the beekeeping season and opened our hives for the first time on Monday, all was well and the queens are now laying and building up the numbers for a foraging summer - did you know that a queen bee can lay up to 1500 eggs a day?

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    1. Your very welcome for the review and thank you for the discount I have added it to the post, I did not know that about Queen Bee's what an amazing fact! :) Xx

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  7. sounds like a fab brand. i'd love to try especially the hand cream xx

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    1. The hand cream is really nice :) Xx

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  8. Oooh the face cream! Sounds really nice!<3 The other two products too! I would love to try them :) xx

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    1. I think you would like them Jana :) Xx

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  9. Thank you for your review, I am excited about the Jasmine and Rose Face Cream as I am a big fan of skincare with those two ingredients. :)

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