CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS, EMOLLIENTS, HUMECTANTS
Royal Jelly Skin Benefits:
In addition to the more well-known byproduct, beeswax, honey bees also produce a white, thick substance known as royal jelly. The purpose of royal jelly is to provide nourishment to the queen bee, and it contains high concentrations of proteins, amino acids, sugars, minerals, and vitamins.
Undoubtedly, the natural essence of royal jelly provides numerous advantages to the skin. Most commonly, it is used as an emollient and humectant that helps to provide increased skin-hydration and skin-soothing effects. When implemented into beauty and cosmetic products, this uniquely nutritious composition possesses potent antioxidant properties. Equipped with the antioxidant abilities of various peptides, royal jelly is capable of neutralizing free-radicals present in the environment. 12
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