Get ready for that clear, dewy complexion you’ve always wanted. No, it doesn’t involve expensive beauty serums, invasive procedures, or hours of super hot yoga. It's as easy as loading up on your hive superfoods, both inside and out. Ingestible beauty products are all the rage right now—and our hive couldn’t buzz any more excitedly.
Ingestible beauty is all about consuming beauty-boosting foods that nourish, balance, and support your health, internally. As we all know, balance on the inside equals beauty on the outside. Your skin is a reflection of your innermost wellness. If your health is imbalanced—be it off kilter hormones, nutrient deficiencies, or mineral-hijacking stress—odds are your skin will be imbalanced, too. Inner imbalance can manifest skin-side as overly oily or dry skin, acne, redness and inflammation, loss of elasticity, premature wrinkles, and more. And no amount of creams or balms will help if you don't also work on getting your body in check.
Enter the hive. For thousands of years, people have been using bee products to restore internal balance and beautify their complexions. Royal jelly, propolis, bee pollen, raw honey—the hive is loaded with natural beauty powerhouses! It's not just the historical beauties like Cleopatra who got their glow from the hive, A-list celebs like Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore are using B. Powered on the inside and out to beautify their complexions. And while we always love a restorative B.Powered face mask, we know that a healthy glow begins with what you eat. With each tasty spoonful of B. Powered, the powerful ingredients work to tone, balance, and restore our bodies from the inside out.
Here’s a breakdown of how each hive superfood helps you achieve that smooth queen bee glow, naturally…
Raw honeyHoney, rich in enzymes and nutrients, has long been lauded as a beauty superstar. With its powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties, a sweet glob of raw honey on the face can be a powerful ally in thwarting acne and reducing scarring. As a natural humectant, it is also incredible at attracting and retaining moisture, helping your skin achieve a beautiful perky and buoyant glow. It’s even shown to banish dullness by balancing skin pH as well as fight off signs of premature aging, like wrinkles.
Treat yourself like the queen bee you are. When applied to the skin regularly, royal jelly contains a powerful fatty acid, 10-HDA, that has been shown to drastically increase the skin’s moisture content and powerfully fight free radical damage. But when you take royal jelly internally, that’s when the real magic starts to happen.
Royal jelly contains bifidobacteria, a probiotic that helps to balance the digestive tract and promote proper nutrient absorption. A properly functioning digestive system helps prevent nutrient deficiencies, which means healthier, better nourished skin, among other things. Royal jelly also works from the inside to slow skin aging and hyper-pigmentation by counteracting solar UV damage through its powerful antioxidant activity. But wait, there's more! It increases collagen production and actually promotes the regeneration of skin cells, which means it fends off those pesky premature wrinkles! There is a reason why royal jelly is exclusively fed to the queen bee...
Cleopatra didn’t just bathe in milk and honey for glowing skin. It is rumored that she used propolis on her skin, which was actually used in the Ancient Egyptian mummification process at the time—if that isn’t powerful anti-aging cred, what is?! When applied topically, propolis locks in the skin’s moisture and fights acne-causing bacteria naturally. It may also heal scrapes and those pesky cold sores.
But its stress-thwarting properties are perhaps what makes propolis most desirable as an ingestible beauty product. As a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent, propolis is being researched for its therapeutic value in thwarting UV-induced skin damage and the destructive effects of oxidative stress. It protects your bod from the inside! Spray it in your mouth, on your scrapes and blemishes, or on your face—propolis is the ultimate multi-purpose beauty product.
Bee pollen, when applied to the face, moisturizes and tightens pores. But when consumed, it promotes the growth of stronger connective tissue. Rich in amino acids and proteins, bee pollen gives your body what it needs to build healthy and supple skin, hair, and nails. Its rich nutritional profile also promotes hormonal balance throughout the body, which manifests as improved skin health. Think of it as your daily dose of glow-enhancing vitamin Bee. Looking to get your fix of these powerful hive beautifiers—bee pollen, propolis, royal jelly, and raw honey—all in one decadent spoonful? Look no further than our hive superfood complex, B.Powered! Delicious, nourishing, and richly golden, we religiously use B.Powered on our faces, in our smoothies and eat it by the spoonful to reap the full array of beautifying benefits. Whether you’re looking for a complexion fix or are digging for sustained nourishment, the hive is your number one stop for natural beauty, inside and out.
(For our favorite weekly B.Powered face mask, mix a full spoonful of B.Powered with a splash of water. Apply to freshly cleansed skin. Pro tip: Feel free to lick your lips once in a while, it's delicious! After 15 to 20 minutes, rinse off and admire the glow. Note: The skin renews itself every 30 days, so make sure you use your hive mask consistently for at least a month to see and feel the difference.)