Frequently Asked Questions

DOES THE LIP BALM HELP WITH COLD SORES?

We cannot say. There is much evidence from our users (see testimonials) that it helps prevents the outbreak of cold sores. If used when the lips start to tingle several people have told us it stops the outbreak. We believe the propolis present may have a role to play..but it is hard to prove without extensive clinical trials.

WHAT IS BEE POLLEN?

The key ingredient. It is not commonly realised that honey bees naturally process pollen from flowers before they eat it. They carry out a fermentation process using enzymes they secrete into the honey and after many weeks produce a nutritious food (bee bread) that contains enzymes, antimicrobial elements, minerals and vitamins.

WHAT IS MANUKA HONEY?

This is a honey made from the nectar of the Manuka bush native to new Zealand. It has renowned antimicrobial properties and is used in hospitals to treat very difficult skin conditions ulcers, bed sores and extremely resistive bacterial infections such as MRSA.

WHAT SKIN TYPE IS BUZZBALM SUITABLE FOR?

All skin types, but particularly areas of problem and sensitive skin, broken skin and dry skin.

IS IT SUITABLE FOR OILY SKIN?

Yes.

DOES IT HELP HEAL BURNS AND WOUNDS?

Yes. There have been several testimonials which support this. The presence of Propolis may provide some benefit in wound healing… The Roman centurions used to carry a portion of Propolis when they went into battle, it is thought to treat minor injuries.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF HONEY IN BUZZBALM PRODUCTS?

Honey is a wonderful natural product that is packed with enzymes and many unknown compound which have bee shown to help skin recovery. Because they are so high in sugars they do not allow bacterial to grow and so naturally helps keep unwanted bacteria from prospering on the skin.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF ROYAL JELLY IN BUZZBALM PRODUCTS?

Royal jelly is a special compound used in the hive to feed the queen bee. It contains the highest levels of Vitamin B5 known in any natural product. Vitamin B5 has been shown to be very important in aiding skin recovery as well as having many other special properties. It is difficult to prove it’s function but anecdotally it seems to help with skin rejuvenation.

ARE BUZZBALM PRODUCTS ORGANIC?

Not completely. We use Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Organic Beeswax as both these products are present in high amounts and it is felt there is the potential for unknown contaminants to be present if recognised organic supplies are not used. BuzzBalm is generally approximately 80% organic.

ARE BUZZBALM PRODUCTS NATURAL?

Yes, most definitely. The word natural is often misused, by natural we mean produced biologically by nature. In our case we mean naturally produced by plants or naturally produced by honey bees and used without known modification.

THERE ARE LOTS OF BEE PRODUCTS, WHAT MAKES BUZZBALM DIFFERENT?

BuzzBalm contains a carefully prepared unique form of fermented bee pollen (Melixir®). This provides the skin with a perfect skin food “Food of the Gods”. In addition, the honey used to make it is specially harvested from the hive using Flow™ Hive technology which preserves the wonderful properties of Honey. To our knowledge no other cosmetic uses this unique approach.

WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INGREDIENTS?

We source honey directly from beekeepers in the UK and as well as from our own Flow™ Hive. The other ingredients are sourced from within the EU and New Zealand. We are always looking to incorporate the best quality natural ingredients from the most renowned suppliers.

WHY ARE BEE PRODUCTS IMPORTANT?

Bee products are nourishing, soothing and regenerating. All the ingredients from our beehives satisfy the requirements of a strict charter, intended for care, beauty, and well-being purposes, they are 100% natural and 80% organic – guaranteed.

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