I was recently contacted by the founder and maker of Beauty From Bees to try out some of her products. At first I was hesitant, because most companies don’t make products that are “clean” enough for my skin (my skin is very sensitive). However, when she sent me the ingredient list I got super excited and expressed my desire to try out her products. And my oh my were they amazing!
A little back story on the founder of the company, Michelle. When she first became pregnant, she was reading and researching ingredients of many of items in and around her house. She was appalled at the realization of how many toxic items were in her life.
After suffering extreme migraines her whole life, and practically living off pain medications, she decided to make a change. She decided to get rid of everything toxic that went in and on her body. She got rid of gluten, and ensured that all of the products she used for herself and her family were created with the most natural skin care options available.
Michelle found that even products marked “natural” contained damaging toxins that she didn’t want her family exposed to. After having given birth to four beautiful children, and with the help of a friend, Michelle created Beauty From Bees to bring affordable, natural beauty products to everybody. And I can attest to the fact that these products are by far some of the best on the market right now.
Michelle ended up sending me her Quintessential Queens beauty line, which included a plethora of different products. To make this simple, and easy to read, I’ll outline each of those products below, what they provide for your skin, and how I liked them!
INVIGORATE Facial – Normal to Dry Skin
Facial Cleansing Cream
This antioxidant-rich cleansing cream is hydrating and restorative. It contains no drying surfactants and removes make-up at the same time! It left my skin feeling clean and soft after using, and I especially enjoyed the freshness of it (there is, after all, a lot of cucumber in the ingredients like cucumber seed oil, cucumber extract, and cucumber hydrosol). This cleansing cream also contains marine collagen to leave skin supple and tight.
This anti-inflammatory soothing toner helps restore, nourish and hydrate the skin. It is loaded with antioxidants and natural enzymes that fight free radicals and repairs skin cell damage. Plus, there is no alcohol in it, so it won’t leave your skin feeling dry. It tightened and toned my skin without it feeling dry at all. I really like that there is sea buckthorn in this toner, because sea buckthorn contains lots of healthy fatty acids that nourish our skin.
This moisturizer is majorly hydrating and restorative. It is rich in antioxidants to repair any damaged skin and contains a natural SPF of 15! This moisturizer is also loaded with different extracts of cucumber, which means that it hydrates real deep. I normally just use jojoba oil to moisturize my skin, but once winter hits, this will provide my skin with extra hydrating and restorative properties to help when the air gets bone dry.
This facial serum is to be applied twice a day after cleansing the face. You can put it under your eyes, around the mouth and neck. It helps repair damaged skin cells, thanks to the high concentration of antioxidants. It also contains ubiquinone (repairs skin damage and makes sure the skin cells are healthy), edelweiss extract (one of the best natural anti-aging products on the market) and plant-derived marine collagen (to maintain plump, healthy skin).
This eye cream helps to enhance and restore fragile skin under the eye. It is rich in nourishing elements like cucumber seed oil and extract, green tea extract, glycoproteins, seaweed extract and magnolia extract, along with many others. It is an intensive moisturizer for under the eyes, and can help repair damaged skin and fight wrinkles (like crow’s feet around the eyes). I have very minimal wrinkles around my eyes, but this did help to fade away the ones that were starting to appear.
Refresh Facial Scrub
I love love love this facial scrub! It is made with natural silica to remove dead skin, and to encourage cell regrowth to enhance your complexion. It literally makes my skin glow every time I use it. It is also rich in antioxidants like green tea extract, sea minerals, and rosemary. I use it about 2-3 times a week, and it really enhances the complexion of my skin.
ELEGANT Facial – Mature/Dry Skin
Facial Cleansing Cream
This face wash cream smells absolutely amazing! The floral fragrance of rose makes it incredibly relaxing, and the plant oils like pomegranate, magnolia, and seaweed extract make it deeply hydrating without clogging pores. My face felt fresh and clean after using this face wash, and I let my mom try it out as well, and she loved it too!
This toner smells like a fresh bouquet of roses! It is rich in antioxidants from the seaweed, rose and cucumber extract, and the chamomile and rose hydrosols leave the skin feeling soft and fresh. My skin felt nice and toned after using this, and helped tighten up a lot of the larger pores around my nose!
This facial serum is to be used all over the face and neck. All it takes it one pump! This serum is rich in Coenzyme Q10 and plant collagen to leave the skin feeling plump and young. It contains a bunch of antioxidants, and is highly anti-inflammatory to aid in skin repair and fend off damaging free radicals which normally make our skin look older. As with the Invigorate facial serum, this serum left my face feeling fresh, and rejuvenated.
I really enjoyed this moisturizer, mainly because of the rich rose fragrance, but also because it is incredibly hydrating and makes the skin look plump, so to say. It is loaded with antioxidants, as well as rosehip seed oil and extract, both of which are naturally anti-aging and help diminish the look of fine lines and scarring. This is a must for anyone with really dry skin, or individuals who are looking for some deep anti-aging magic!
As you get older you realize that your eyes need a little care. This cream is incredibly rich in vitamins and it is highly moisturizing. It contains beneficial properties that help strengthen cells, regenerate tissue and keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay. It contains vitamin C, A, B5, B3, and Coenzyme Q10, as well as a host of other ingredients that provide the skin with a plethora of minerals and crucial phytonutrients to keep the skin supple and elastic.
Refresh Dead Sea Facial Mask
This face mask was powerful! It is dead sea mud imported directly from Jordan, Israel, providing your skin with a ton of health benefits. It is rich in magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron. It helps to purify and detoxify, while restoring the suppleness of the skin. It also really pulls out impurities from the pores, while at the same time restoring moisture levels in dry skin. My face felt more alive and glowing after using the mask, and would highly recommend to anyone who suffers from soreness, roughness, redness and cracking on the face or skin.
REFRESH Shampoo & Conditioner
I am always on the search for good shampoo and conditioner, especially stuff that doesn’t leave my hair feeling too dry. Thankfully, this stuff did just the trick. The peppermint essential oil in the conditioner and shampoo helps to stimulate the scalp and also stimulates new hair growth. It also really helps awaken the senses, especially in the morning when you’re still kinda groggy. The results of the shampoo and conditioner are soft, silky smooth hair with tonnes of volume. This leaves my hair fresh for about 4-5 days, and that is usually when I wash it again. I love that these formulas are non-drying and hydrate without leaving the hair feeling greasy!
REFRESH Dry Shampoo
I’ve never been a big user of dry shampoo, but I decided to give it a go, seeing as how I only wash my hair once a week. This dry shampoo on my greasiest day (Thursday, the day before I wash it) worked incredibly well to make my hair look less shiny. The natural plant starches absorb excess oil, leaving your hair looking fresh. It contains allantoin, yam extract, arrowroot powder, cassava powder and essential oils of vanilla and sweet orange.
REFRESH Body Lotion
This luxurious body lotion smells fantastic, and feels amazing. It contains shea butter, cherry kernel oil, mango butter, cocoa butter, avocado oil, apricot kernel oil, honey, beeswax, rosemary antioxidant and vanilla & sandalwood essential oil – can you say, amazing? The rich butters in this lotion hydrate and nourish the skin, and will leave anyone with stubborn dry skin conditions feeling softer than ever. It is one of my new favourites, and I can’t wait to use it more once winter arrives!
This deodorant is one of my new favourites. Similar to the bikini stick, it is beeswax based and contains zinc to help control bacteria which cause body odour. The smell is amazing, too, and slightly floral. I will definitely be sticking with this deodorant, as it is the best I’ve found anywhere on the market today, plus it lasts all day long.
REFRESH Bikini Stick
I don’t shave that often, but when I do, I’ve been using this to help eliminate razor burn and skin irritation. It is beeswax based, which helps to moisturize, and also contains zinc and comfrey extract to help relieve itching. I’ve really enjoyed using it, and would highly suggest it to anyone who shaves regularly.
Beauty From Bees also has a variety of other lines, such as:
• Bumble Babies: this line is for babies, of course. It features a body balm, baby powder, a vaseline substitute called beezeline, face and body lotion, body butter to prevent stretch marks while pregnant as well as shampoo and body wash.
• Kissed Kids: a beauty line for kids, with products like leave-in conditioner, body lotion, orange and vanilla shampoo and conditioner, hand sanitizer, lip balm, pomade and vanilla bubble bath.
• Fly Family: this range of products is for busy families, and features lots of summer-friendly products like bug spray, after sun spray, bee balm for cuts, burns, scrapes and bruises, sunscreen, lip balm, hand sanitizer, ultra body balm for tough dry areas on the skin and more beezeline.
• Tenacious Teens: a beauty line for teens, which features products like fresh spot treatment (for use on blemishes), facial toner, facial moisturizer and fresh face and body bar (for troubled skin, which most teens experience).
• Dapper Drones: this line is for all the men out there that want some chemical-free beauty care products. This includes things like aftershave, shaving soap bowl and brush, shaving cream, power spice conditioner, shampoo, deodorant and pomade!
These products have been some of the cleanest I’ve used. They always made my skin feel amazing, and I never broke out! I would trust the ingredients on any baby or child, without any worry that they might absorb toxic chemicals. I give Beauty From Bees a strong 5 stars!
Disclaimer: All views and opinions are my own. This particular product review was not sponsored or paid for in any way by the manufacturer. However, the manufacturer did give me the product for testing and review purposes.