On the skin:
- Provides quick and visible firming of the skin.
- Slows down the effects of aging (main benefit)
- Has proven antibiotic and anti-inflammatory effects.
The most valuable of beehive products, the most difficult to collect, the more expensive. Royal Jelly is at the apex of natural nutritional supplements which assist in the acquisition and restoration of physical health. The list of its effects in edible form is long. Here we only refer to those effects of its direct application to the skin. All the amino acids essential for humans are present in Royal Jelly in sufficient proportions. Of the 29 amino acids which have been identified, the most important is the aspartic and glutamic acid.
An illustration is provided by its content of vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B4, B5 (pantothenic acid), B6, B7, B8, B9, B12, and smaller amounts of vitamin C, D, A and E. The main minerals contents : K, Ca, Na, Zn, Fe, Cu and Mn, with a strong predominance of potassium. Royal Jelly is rich in acetylcholine and globulin. Acetylcholine (more than 1 mg / g) dilates the blood vessels when applied to the skin and helps with improved blood flow and thus oxygenation of tissues.
The marvelous product of the bee’s labours and the least known by the general public. ma.beez collects propolis from the hives of a special way and utilises its invaluable properties in the production of cosmetics. The use of bee products for therapeutic purposes was widespread in all the great civilizations of antiquity. Nowadays there is hardly any information worthy of the products of the hive, given their healing properties, nor are they widely used, especially in our country, even though we live in a botanical paradise.
Scientifically proven properties of propolis
A completely raw product of an arduous physicochemical process and a complete food. Its immense nutritional value has never been disputed. The benefit of its direct application on the skin is equally beyond dispute.
Honey ingredients: The components of honey vary according to its type, but are on average:
- Water 17%
- Natural sugars 79,5%
- Vitamins: A, beta carotene, thiamine B1, B2 Riboflavin, Niacin B3, B5, pantothenic acid, B6, pyridoxine, biotin B8, B9 folate, C, D, E, K
- Metals: calcium, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, sulfur compounds, phosphorus, zinc
- Amino Acids
Honey contains many substances with antioxidant activity, such as flavonoids and other phenolic compounds, peptides, enzymes (e.g., catalase), organic acids, minerals and trace elements. It has been shown to have significant antibacterial activity, due to the high concentration of sugars, the low pH, and the content of the antimicrobial substances. Honey inhibits the growth of many harmful microorganisms: streptococcus, staphylococcus, listeria, etc.
Ingredients: : The complete chemical composition of beeswax is unknown. Substances that have been identified are:
- Fatty acids
- Various esters
Properties of wax relevant to its application on the skin are:
It creates a protective film on the skin surface without clogging the pores, allowing latent breathing and preventing dehydration.