I’m not gunna lie, I’m pretty easy when it comes to choosing a moisturiser. If it leaves my skin feeling soft and erm, moisturised, weeellll… I’m pretty much sold. Trouble is, I’m normally never too sure of what exactly is in the moisturiser to leave me feeling that moisturised. It could be rat’s milk for all I know (I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t be, and I’m about 97% sure you can’t physically milk a rat but it’s a weird world we live in). So therefore it’s always nice to come across a skincare product where you’re made aware of what exactly’s gone into it to leave you feeling smoother than a Barry White ballad. Like my latest little discovery from natural skincare brand Bee Good.
Bee Good was founded by husband and wife Simon and Caroline in 2008. Simon is a full fledged beekeeper (which is ridiculously cool, how many beekeepers do you know?) and Caroline just loves honey and beeswax. Clever Caroline took the excess honey and beeswax into her kitchen and used centuries-old recipes to create the first Bee Good products – a lip balm and hand cream. CENTURIES OLD. I’m gunna take a wild guess here and presume that anything THAT OLD would’ve been tried and tested a fair few times. So you can pretty much bet that that recipe is gunna be the best it can possibly be. Just throwing it out there… If it’s an oldie, its a goodie and all that.
Since then, the ball has really got rolling for the brand and in 2013 they recruited a small skincare team and awards started being thrown at them from all over the shop. You can check them all out here as there’s a fair few and I need to get to the nitty gritty – the moisturiser itself. The Honey & Wild Flax Daily Moisturiser “includes moisturising British wild flower honey, British propolis renowned for its antibacterial and antioxidant properties, natural source vitamin E to help prevent damage caused by free radicals and British camelina oil, a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids to protect the skin”. It’s incredibly lightweight and non-greasy, absorbing into the skin instantly without a trace. It’s the perfect moisturiser to use on your skin in the morning before makeup as you don’t have to wait half a millennium for it to dry. It has a beautiful, light floral scent to it, which I’m assuming is the wild flax (I definitely didn’t know what that was. Definitely had to google it). I’ve been using it for a good couple of weeks now and I honestly can say my skin is feeling better for it. It’s aimed for normal to combination skin, but to be honest I think those who suffer from dry skin would benefit most from it. I’ve just applied some and within seconds my skin drank it up, leaving no excess greasiness and silky smooth, you-won’t-believe-it’s-not-butter kinda skin. It’s phenom. Everything you would want in a moisturiser. I’m not surprised it’s the CEW Beauty Awards Winner 2015, it’s bee-e-a-utiful. To get some British countryside in your bathroom cabinet, click here to purchase the Honey & Wild Flax Moisturiser for £19.50 and have a mooch at their other goodies. I’m off to find out if it is actually possible to milk a rat. I bet a fair few of you have already googled it before getting to the end of this post.