Ahead of World Bee Day on May 20, we’re buzzing about these honey beauty products, writes Catriona Doherty
Neal’s Yard Remedies Bee Lovely Lips, £5.53
By purchasing Bee Lovely Lips you are helping to create a home for bees, as 3% of sales from Neal’s Yard Remedies’ Bee Lovely range goes to charities that help protect the insect. Packaged in a dinky tin, this organic balm is scented with orange essential oil. Moisturising cocoa butter, beeswax and organic honey nourish lips.
Garnier Ultimate Blends Honey Treasure Strengthening Shampoo, £2
The wallet-friendly Honey Treasure Strengthening Shampoo targets dry and damaged hair prone to breakage. Formulated with acacia honey, acacia flower and beeswax, the shampoo nourishes, reinforces and protects fragile hair. For more intense results, use it alongside the Ultimate Blends Honey Strengthening Hair Mask, £4.99.
Lano Milk and Honey Hand Cream Intense, £8.99
Lano’s hardworking Milk and Honey Hand Cream delivers instant hydration for dry hands and nails. One application leaves a non-sticky silky veil on the skin for lasting moisture. The cream is infused with hydrating lanolin/wool wax to soften skin, and conditioning shea butter. Hero ingredient honey contains antioxidants, antiseptic and antibacterial properties, whilst vitamin E also acts as an antioxidant.
Lottie London Honey Bee, £4.95
The Honey Bee palette incorporates nine shades in buttery mattes and smooth shimmers. Mix and match the warming golden pinks, high-shine metallics and sunset-tones, that double up as eyeshadow and highlighter. The palette is a 100% cruelty-free, vegan product. At £4.95, it’s ideal for experimenting with yellow and peach tones without investing too much.
Nuxe Rêve de Miel Face & Body Cleansing Gel, was £16 now £12.80 on Look Fantastic
The Rêve de Miel cleansing make-up removal gel is gentle on dry and sensitive skin. The soap-free formula soothes and softens using the power of honey and sunflower oil. Use it every morning, night and after a workout to remove grime without drying out the face or body.
Burt’s Bees Conditioning Lip Scrub with Exfoliating Honey Crystals, £6.99
The Conditioning Lip Scrub gently exfoliates, conditions and primes lips using honey crystals for a smooth lipstick application. Honey crystals are dry, crystalline granules produced from liquid honey — perfectly formed for buffing away dead skin. Natural beeswax creates a protective layer on the skin, conditions and hydrates. For added moisture, use the scrub alongside Burt’s Bees Hydrating Overnight Mask, £6.99.
Laura Mercier Ambre Vanilla Honey Bath, £45
Indulging in a relaxing soak with Ambre Vanilla Honey Bath will calm and relax the senses, with the essence of vanilla, tangerine and brown sugar. Swirl Honey Bath onto the novelty wooden dipper provided and shake a dollop under running bathwater to create lightly scented bubbles that last for the duration of your bath, leaving a hint of honey fragrance on the skin.
Marc Jacobs Honey Eau de Parfum 100ml, was £84 now £47.99 from The Perfume Shop
Housed in gold polka dot bottle, Marc Jacobs Honey is a fruity, floral perfume. The top notes are pear, mandarin orange and punch. The middle notes are honeysuckle, peach and orange blossom, with honey, vanilla and woodsy notes at its base.