The Best Skin Care Ingredients for Cold Weather

The Best Skin Care Ingredients for Cold Weather

The Best Skin Care Ingredients for Cold Weather

With cold weather finally upon us, many of us are beginning to feel the dreaded drying effect of winter.  The following article describes the best and most effective ingredients to protect skin from trans-epidermal water loss in cold weather.

Water

It might seem counter-intuitive to some people, but having water as an ingredient in your skincare is a definite boost.  It activates the Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMF) in your skin. NMF include sodium lactate, sodium PCA, and amino acids molecules.  These compounds are meant to hold water and keep skin moisturized. When the air around us is very dry, or we become dehydrated, these NMF dry out and can’t do their job.  Using a cream or lotion (make sure it’s a true cream and not a balm) will plump those little guys up.  Then those skin loving oils have a little more to work with.  Another way to keep your skin hydrated is to make sure you’re drinking enough water.  Running a humidifier helps, too.

Beeswax

You had to see this one coming.  The reason beeswax is such a great ingredient in cold weather skincare is because it is so hydrophobic, meaning it does not like water.  It seals skin to keep the water in.  That keeps skin hydrated, and looking plump and full.

Another benefit of the anhydrous nature of beeswax is that it isn’t easily rinsed away.  If you’re in a profession that requires frequent hand washings, look for a good beeswax cream to stick around after the first rinse.

True beeswax emulsions contain significantly less water than traditional creams and lotions.  That means that while they have enough water to activate the Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMF) in your skin, they’re still thick and rich and protect skin.

Lanolin

Lanolin Best Ingredients for winter skin careLanolin is pressed from sheep’s wool after it’s shorn.  Lanolin is the only oil I know of that can actually absorb 30% of it’s weight in water.  It’s molecular structure is remarkably similar to human sebum.

These properties make it an excellent barrier cream, that actually stores moisture for the skin once it’s finally absorbed. It’s important to make sure to use USP (US Pharmacy) grade lanolin to ensure that it is pure lanolin.  Our hand creams and our Mint and Honey Lip Balm Tin harness the power of beeswax + USP lanolin.

Allantoin

Allantoin is the active ingredient in aloe and comfrey root.  Studies have actually proven that allantoin speeds wound healing. (Araujo et al)  Studies have also shown that allantoin helps with itching.(Veraldi, et al)           That’s good news if your skin get so dry that it becomes cracked and itchy.

Bee Rugged Beeswax Hand Salve

Bee Lovely Botanicals™ beeswax skincare was formulated to protect and nourish dry skin.  To read more about our women’s hand creams,  with organic oils, beeswax, lanolin, and probiotics, click here.  For our even tougher Bee Rugged line that contains beeswax, lanolin, allantoin, organic oils and probiotics click here.

Vanilla Mint Beeswax Hand Cream

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Ramblings from the Bee Yard + Honeybee Hand Lotion Sale

Ramblings from the Bee Yard + Honeybee Hand Lotion Sale

SEASON CHANGES AND HONEYBEE HAND LOTION SALE

What better time of the year to look back at the summer and see how fast time has gone back and also to offer a Honeybee Hand Lotion Sale. Where has the summer gone anyway? I am sure you have been asking yourself that very question a lot lately. Kids are either back in school or will be next week. Leaves are starting to turn colors. People are finally dressed properly (in plaid).

It is times like this that make you take a step back and realize that time really is the only commodity that we have. With time you can build, with time you can make a living, with time you can uplift a worn out spirit. Even a tiny rain drop can in time wear down the hardness of rock to create grand structures.

When life get so hectic, time always seems to be for another time. I will eat better and exercise when I have the time. I will read bed time stories when I have the time. I will visit my aging parent when I have the time. We get so caught up on the present we forget about the eternal.

We forget that the little things we can do with the minutes we have could have long lasting effects. In some cases they might be the only thing that gives us more time.

TAKE SOME TIME

Reflecting back on the past three months has given me a slightly different perspective on time. I ask that you do the same. As the season changes take SOME TIME to find where you can spend the time you have been given to make the world around you a little better.

Now on to the discounts!!

It is TIME for change. If you follow us on Facebook or Instagram you might already know of the great opportunity to be a part of the BonTon Close to Home Program. With that, it was time to change our packaging to facilitate better sales for our wholesale customers.

We now have boxes for our all natural beeswax hand cream. This allows us to stand our lotions up for a better display, as well as protect them from being dented all the time.

As we are in the process of switching over, we have many tubes that are well traveled and need a home. They are dented on the outside, but still have all the natural goodness inside. We are offering our dented tubes for $15, while supplies last. You can find the discounted lotions here. Get $9 off a Bees Wax Hand Cream while supplies last! Tell the cashier the reward code 947 786 when you pay. The reward expires on October 31, 2017. No cash value. Not transferable. In-store only. May be canceled at any time.

Time for a break

So take a breath, prioritize, then head over to the Bee Lovely Botanicals™ website and score some awesome hand cream!