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Propolis Extract: Nature's Gift for Glowing Skin

by Haruka Jifuku 15 Mar 2024 0 Comments

Propolis Extract: Nature's Gift for Glowing Skin

Propolis Extract: Nature's Gift for Glowing Skin

Propolis Extract, a star in K-beauty, works wonders for acne-prone and sensitive skin. But what's the buzz about? Unveil the secrets of Propolis Extract in this blog, exploring its source and skincare perks. Let's dive in!

What is Propolis Extract?

Propolis is a resinous substance that honey bees collect from tree buds, sap flows, and other botanical sources. They use it to seal and protect their hives from bacteria and fungi, making it nature's defence mechanism. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, Propolis Extract boasts a plethora of skincare benefits that have captivated beauty enthusiasts worldwide.

Skincare Benefits of Propolis Extract

  • Antioxidant Powerhouse
  • Propolis Extract is loaded with antioxidants that help neutralise free radicals, protecting the skin from environmental stressors and premature ageing.

  • Anti-Inflammatory Properties
  • Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, Propolis Extract can soothe irritated skin, calm redness, and reduce inflammation, making it ideal for sensitive and acne-prone skin types.

  • Antibacterial and Antimicrobial
  • Propolis Extract possesses antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, making it effective in combating acne-causing bacteria and promoting clearer, healthier skin.

  • Skin Healing and Regeneration
  • Propolis Extract accelerates the skin's natural healing process and supports cellular regeneration, aiding in the repair of damaged skin and promoting a smoother, more radiant complexion.

  • Moisture Retention
  • With its humectant properties, Propolis Extract helps attract and retain moisture in the skin, keeping it hydrated, plump, and supple.

    How Does Propolis Extract Differ from Honey or Royal Jelly?

    While all three ingredients offer skincare benefits, Propolis Extract is particularly prized for its potent antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, making it effective in addressing various skin concerns, including acne and inflammation.

    Propolis Extract differs from other natural skincare ingredients like honey or royal jelly in several ways:

    • Composition

    Propolis: Propolis is a resinous substance composed of plant sap, beeswax, and bee enzymes. It contains flavonoids, phenolic acids, and other compounds with antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.

    Honey: Honey is primarily composed of sugars (glucose and fructose) and water, along with enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

    Royal Jelly: Royal jelly is rich in proteins, vitamins (particularly vitamin B), minerals, and fatty acids, and it contains unique compounds believed to promote bee development.

    • Functionality

    Propolis: Propolis is known for its antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and healing properties. It is often used in skincare products to promote skin health, soothe irritation, and protect against environmental damage.

    Honey: Honey is valued for its moisturising, antibacterial, and wound-healing properties. It is used in skincare to hydrate the skin, fight acne-causing bacteria, and soothe irritation.

    Royal Jelly: Royal jelly contains anti-ageing and skin-rejuvenating properties that nourish and revitalise the skin, improving collagen production.

    K-beauty Products with Propolis Extract

    SKINFOOD Royal Honey Propolis Enrich Essence (50ml) - £34.00

    SKINFOOD Royal Honey Propolis Enrich Essence (50ml)

    An award-winning Korean favourite, this deeply nourishing essence contains a luxurious blend of 63% Black Bee Propolis Extract, Royal Jelly, and Honey, providing unparalleled hydration and fortifying your skin's natural barrier against environmental stressors. With excellent anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties, it helps alleviate breakouts and acne.

    BEAUTY OF JOSEON Glow Serum (30ml) - £17.00

    BEAUTY OF JOSEON Glow Serum (30ml)

    Crafted for acne-prone skin, this serum calms, combats acne, and reduces pores for a radiant complexion. With 60% Propolis Extract, it harnesses antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties to eliminate acne, aid in cell turnover, and heal damaged skin. 

    DR CEURACLE Royal Vita Propolis Antioxidant Mask - From £3.50

    DR CEURACLE Royal Vita Propolis Antioxidant Mask

    Packed with nutrients and antioxidants, this sheet mask revitalises and brightens the skin, leaving it radiant and healthy. The formula features star ingredients like Vitamin C, Niacinamide for even skin tone, Propolis for acne-fighting and antioxidants, and Centella Extract for calming the skin.

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