Friday, 18 April 2014

Bee Yummy Skin food review


   
    I am really excited about today's review because it is of a really interesting product, in fact I don't think I have anything else quite like it in my skincare collection. Bee Yummy Skinfood* (£32 for 2 ounces) is yet another product that has honey as it's star ingredient, I couldn't live without my honey on my porridge and I definitely couldn't live without it in my skincare now either. 

    This product by New York based brand Live Live is a raw blend of some pretty incredible ingredients: Wild flower honey and honey capping's, as the honey is raw it is full of enzymes and vitamins and they are not destroyed by the heating process meaning more goodness goes on to the skin. It also contains Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly and Balsam fir needles, it uses all the ingredients bee's have to offer all with their distinctive properties. The Bee pollen is full of nutrients and is collected from a variety of sources such as apple trees and cherry blossoms. Royal Jelly is known for it's rejuvenating properties and is a highly nutritious substance which the bees use to feed and develop the Queen bee. This cream is preserved through the high honey content as honey has an infinite shelf life, whilst I obviously am happy to avoid preservatives I will make sure I use this within six months as I personally prefer to keep products like this with lot's of active ingredients as fresh as possible, the quicker it is used the less chance of contamination too. 

    This cream is very light and I think it is more of a multi-purpose product as I think it can be used as a treatment and also works well layered with serums and oils. The smell is heavenly, I can't really describe it but it is sweet and I can imagine it is the type of smell you would find if you were walking through a forest, it has a hint of freshness from the fir needles which are added for scent and for their antioxidant properties. I love using this as an extra boost for my skin, especially when it is not feeling it's best, it gives a real healthy glow and really makes your skin feel nourished. 

    I think most skin types could incorporate this in to their routine as is it very versatile. The texture once on the skin leaves a completely matte finish so I think anyone with an oily complexion would love this as a standalone product, for me I have to layer it with a serum or oil, I especially like it with the Indie Lee Squalane facial oil and I can see that combination getting a lot of use in the warmer weather when I ditch the heavier creams in favour for lighter alternatives. 

    I really love this product, the name really reflects what it does as it is food for the skin, I think it's really great for stressed skins and those who are prone to acne due to the healing ingredients, I personally use this several times a day when I have breakouts and am letting my skin go without make up to speed up the healing, this seems to really work wonders. You can find the Bee Yummy range at A Beautiful World there is also a mask and an eye cream in the range that look equally promising, did I mention that the range is a favourite of Georgia Jagger, that is quite a celebrity endorsement. 

Ana x

*Sample generously provided, as always all opinions my own.

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16 comments

  1. This sounds gorgeous, my skin is super oily so I love products that give a matte finish :)
    Great review!

    Jess xo

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    1. Thanks Jess I think you would love this as a moisturiser and primer the finish is lovely Xx

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  2. Ooh this sounds like a lovely product! I adore anything with honey in it. Great review xx

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    1. Glad you liked it, it's a really interesting product and is great for problem skin Xx

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  3. I've got the mask and <3 it! the skin food sounds amazing xx

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    1. I am so tempted by the mask thanks to your review, if you love the mask I think you will love this, such a great and interesting range Xx

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  4. Interesting product and that it leaves a matt finish - one to check out I think x

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    1. Let me know what you think if you try it! Xx

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  5. This seems very promising but I'm hesitant. I have quite a severe allergy to pollen (not deathly or dangerous at all though, just that I've been down the *put wet, cold towel on face and try to breathe* road too many times if I don't medicate myself)... It would be interesting to know from where the ingredients are harvested, as pollen from the Swedish forests (I live in Sweden) might impact me while pollen from Africa for example might not. I wouldn't know because I've never been to Africa. I have Akamuti's honey lip balm though and it is not heat processed at all. The honey in that lip balm comes from Africa. I don't react to that the slightest bit.

    I don't expect you to know about this but it's an interesting subject. I might have to e-mail the company to get the answer :)

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    1. If you are allergic to pollen I personally would avoid this just because it so many types of bee product in there not just the pollen but the propolis ect...There was some info about the apiary and hives and how they manage them on the Live Live site that is worth you looking at and getting in contact with the company is always a good idea as they are best placed to answer your questions. The Akamuti lip balm sounds lovely, they have great products! :) Xx

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  6. Love the sound of this! Anything to do with bees I'm all over!

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    1. Yes me too, it is developing in to a bit of an obsession :) Xx

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  7. I recently discovered this product on a German website thanks to a recommendation and I'm very interested in it, I might order a sample soon and give it a try. I have oily skin so the cream should fit perfectly.

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    1. Definitely worth a look if you have oily skin I thought it made for a beautiful base, can't wait to hear what you think! Xx

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  8. I want everything from this brand, just give me anything with honey and I'm good :D xx

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    1. Agreed I may have to splurge on the mask too! :) Xx

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