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Natural Ingredients with award winning properties

The natural anti-ageing ingredients sourced by  bee yü are selected from the best available, chosen for their potency and purity to deliver the best results in our rejuvenating skin care range.

We use a high rated 20+ UMF® Manuka honey which is only available in New Zealand. The 100 percent pure royal jelly and bee venom are ethically sourced from bees in our own New Zealand hives. These are combined with a range of powerful natural antioxidants and botanicals used in their purest form to create our own unique blends of natural anti-ageing skincare products.To create world leading anti-ageing skincare we have included the following active ingredients in our formulas.

Active Ingredients

NZ Blackcurrant seed Oil
Included in the following products – Masque, Day Créme & Night Créme. 
The blackcurrant is appreciated for the benefits of its fruit as it is very rich in many phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, essential fatty acids and minerals. They are particularly rich in gamma-linolenic acid; an important ingredient for maintaining the elasticity of the skin. Gamma-linolenic acid is not common to many oils and Blackcurrant Seed Oil contains up to 20% GLA.
Kiwi seed oil
Kiwi seed oil Included in the following products – Masque, Night Créme
Kiwi Seed Oil is ideally suited for skin care products as the high concentration of  Alpha Linoleic Acid (Omega 3) helps to maintain moisture in the skin and hair and prevent drying and scaling.
Cape Chestnut oil
Included in the following products – Day Créme
Also known as Yangu oil, Cape Chestnut oil has long been used in traditional African skin care. With its ultraviolet protection, high content of essential fatty acids and antioxidants.
Goji Seed Oil
Included in the following products – Night Créme
Goji seed oil is naturally high in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, vitamins, amino acids and trace minerals. It may help to smooth wrinkles hydrate dry and ageing skin and even out skin tone. It is easily absorbed without clogging pores leaving your skin feeling velvety smooth and is suitable for all skin types.
Prickly Pear Seed Oil
Included in the following products – Night Créme
Prickly Pear Seed Oil is a light, fast-absorbing, stable and highly versatile oil. High in tocopherols, it is a potent antioxidant and often used in anti-ageing cosmetics. It helps to improve skin elasticity and is an effective moisturiser that leaves the skin feeling velvety soft.
Cupuacu Butter
Included in the following products – Night Créme
Cupuacu is a close relative of Cocoa from which we get Cocoa butter and of course chocolate! The natural 'butter' is obtained from the centre of the large fruits again, much like Cocoa. The butter is rich in phytosterols which benefit dry, damaged skin, polyphenols to combat free radicals in the tissues, and fatty acids to protect and moisturize. Combined, these properties offer restructuring benefits to the skin through improving the skins moisture barrier and giving deep hydration for improved elasticity and anti-inflammatory activity. Cupuacu butter can be considered as a plant based alternative to lanolin, having the capacity to attract water allowing it to function much more effectively as a skin hydrator and plumper.
Jojoba Oil
Included in the following products – Day Créme, Night Créme & Masque
Jojoba oil is the liquid produced in the seed of the Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) plant, a shrub, which is native to southern Arizona, southern California, and northwestern Mexico. Native Americans extracted the oil from jojoba seeds to treat sores and wounds.
Jojoba oil is found in bee yü products as an additive but mainly because it is natural, it also provides all day moisturization – jojoba oil doesn't evaporate like water based moisturizers can. It is very stable – jojoba oil does not become rancid or lose antioxidants even after long periods of storage. It spreads well and absorbs well.
Meadow foam Oil
Included in the following products – Day Créme, Night Créme & Masque
Meadowfoam Seed Oil is cold pressed from the tiny seeds of Limnanthes alba, which produces an oil with superb antioxidant properties and skin softening benefits. Meadowfoam Seed Oil it delivers good barrier formation and helps to lock fragrance onto the skin while also helping to prevent the rapid absorption of natural creams and lotions that is sometimes perceived as drying. Meadowfoam Seed Oil is so superior as an anti-oxidant that it may be used to extend the shelf life of other more fragile oils and oil blends.
Safflower Oil
Included in the following products – Night Créme & Masque
Safflower oil is found to be ideal for improving the quality and texture of skin due to the abundance of linoleic acid. They combine with the sebum in human skin to unclog the pores and reduce rashes and acne. They also facilitate the regeneration of new skin cells, leaving you look younger and gorgeous.
Manuka Honey
Included in the following products – Day Créme, Night Créme & Masque
A natural antimicrobial, the power of honey to stimulate wound healing and promote healthy skin is well documented and scientifically proven. It is extensively used on the skin in hospitals for its antimicrobial and antibacterial properties and to stimulate the immune system, providing nutrients for cell metabolism and rapid tissue repair. It naturally contains acids, which aid in the clearing of dead skin cells and in the prevention and healing of acne. The nutrients, vitamins, amino acids and minerals in Active Manuka Honey give it special qualities.
The bioactivity of Manuka Honey, referred to as the unique Manuka factor (UMF), is associated with the strong antimicrobial activity of this honey against the bacteria E. coli and Staph. aureus, major sources of skin and wound infections. It works as a humectant, drawing moisture into the skin, and the unique properties of Active Manuka Honey make it one of the most biologically active and beneficial honeys for the skin. It's perfect to enhance your skin's renewal process.
Bee Venom
Included in the following products – Day Créme & Masque
Bee venom is naturally produced by the stinger in a bee’s derriere. When you get stung by a bee, the venom makes your skin swell and itch, and (unless you’re allergic to bees) the reaction may last a couple of days. Bee venom therapy, though, takes the properties of a bee sting and turns it into skincare magic. Applying small amounts of bee venom creams to the skin fools it into thinking it has been stung. Blood is sent to the affected area which in turn stimulates the production of collagen, which strengthens body tissue, and elastin, which helps the skin stay firm and youthful.
Regular users of bee venom therapy beauty products like eye cream, venom masks, ointment and serum can notice a number of benefits including improved skin texture and firmness, the reduction of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, and reduced pigmentation and sun damage.
Pohutakawa Extract
Included in the following products – Day Créme, Night Créme & Masque
The beneficial qualities of Pohutukawa leaves have been extracted and naturally preserved in a base of certified organic plant glycerin to make this extract.  The Pohutukawa is a red-flowered tree indigenous to New Zealand and is known as the 'New Zealand Christmas Tree'.   An extract of the leaves has powerful astringent qualities and softens, moisturises and promotes cell regeneration.
Camellia Oil
Included in the following products – Day Créme
Camellia oil is one of the most treasured secrets of the geisha. The flower itself symbolizes feminine beauty, while oil from the seeds acts as a feather-light, deeply nourishing moisturizer. Camellia oil, or tsubaki oil, is rich in oleic acid and vitamins A, B, D and E as well as nourishing Omega 3, 6 and 9. The molecular weight of the oil is an almost identical match for skin, allowing it to absorb quickly and thoroughly
Swertia Chirata Extract
Included in the following products – Masque
Swertia chirata extract or SWT/7 (Swertiamarin) is extracted from Indian gentian leaves. It Stimulates keratinocyte growth factor (KGF) production from adipose-derived stem cells (ADSC), Improves keratinocyte proliferation and improves epidermis regeneration and thickness. It resurfaces skin and blurs vertical wrinkles after only 7 days while providing a younger and more peaceful facial expression and reduces migration of lipstick.
Hyaluronic Acid
Included in the following products – Day Créme, Night Créme & Masque
Hyaluronic Acid (Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, HA) has many benefits and is one of the most interesting ingredients in skin care, specifically. Naturally found in the body, hyaluronic acid secures moisture and creates fullness—youthful skin naturally abounds with hyaluronic acid.
Harakeke Extract
Included in the following products – Day Créme
Harakeke is renowned for the clear polysaccharide gel exudate produced on the surface of leaves at the base of plant. The mild astringency of this gel helps control oil overproduction which, coupled with a natural antimicrobial action, makes it an effective defence against breakouts. It naturally soothes, hydrates and cools, reducing puffiness and redness
Included in the following products – Masque
Also known as Clover flower extract, Miniporyl improves keratinocyte differentiation (involucrin, filaggrin and keratin 10). It can inhibit reductase and can inhibit sebum accumulation in sebocytes It can also improve skin contraction properties (astringent action). Miniporyl decreases sebum production and reduces the appearance of conspicuous pores.
Included in the following products – Masque
SEAFILL is a unique, pure and natural ExoPolySaccharide (EPS) produced by marine plankton. EPS are high MW polymers mainly composed of sugars. EPS SEAFILL is proven to provide skin tightening and wrinkle-filling effects within 15 minutes!
Included in the following products – Masque
Hydresia is made from the oil of the safflower plant, which is an annual plant with thistle-like red, yellow and orange flowers. Hydresia is beautiful in our products as it doesn’t require a lot of water to grow, is a renewable, non-GMO crop, and has no allergens. This makes Hydresia a very useful, safe and sustainable skincare ingredient. When the seed is gently deconstructed to extract the oil, it reveals the oleosome, which is an amazing emulsifier. It can be used in different personal care products to help deliver active ingredients. It also helps with stability, keeping products shelf-stable for a longer period of time.
Lexfeel Natural Heptyl Undecylenate
Included in the following products – Day Créme, Night Créme
LexFeel® Natural is an extremely light and dry emollient suitable for natural products. It is 100% vegetable derived, and is derived from castor oil. LexFeel® Natural can be used in sunscreens moisturizers, lotions, make-up and antiperspirants. It is a natural alternative to synthetic fluids such as cyclomethicone and mineral oils. It can be combined with natural oils to reduce the greasiness of such materials.
Royal Jelly
Included in the following products – Day Créme
Royal Jelly is a honey bee secretion that is used to nourish larvae and the adult queen bees. Royal Jelly Contains complex B vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids, minerals, enzymes, natural antibiotic properties, and antibacterial properties.
Totarol Extract
Included in the following products – Night Créme
Nature's super antioxidant, Totarol is 3 times stronger than Vitamin E, and a potent force to neutralise free radicals linked to skin ageing. Totarol is a compound from the heartwood of the Totara tree, and makes the wood extremely resistant to decay due to its antimicrobial and potent anti-oxidant activity. The compound is extracted from recycled Totara using supercritical solvent-free extraction, so no trees are felled for its harvesting.
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