What is Royal Jelly?
Royal jelly comes from the throat glands of worker honeybees and consists of water, protein, sugar, fats, vitamins, salts, and amino acids. Royal jelly is used to feed bees, and royalactin is the protein that produces the queen bee. You can find royal jelly in supplements and skincare products to boost collagen production and improve overall health.
**Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use royal jelly. Also, those who have allergic reactions to bees or bee by-products should not use royal jelly.
Difference between Royal Jelly & Propolis
Royal jelly is used for bees to feed their young and queen and come from the throat glands of honeybees. And propolis is used to build bees’ hives, and bees create it using their saliva, beeswax, and tree sap. Like royal jelly, propolis has many vitamins, minerals, etc. and has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial properties, and boosts collagen production and healing properties.
Benefits of Royal Jelly
Boosts collagen production
Research shows that royal jelly enhances collagen production. Collagen is responsible for skin looking plump and firm. It is also crucial to prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming.
Anti-inflammation & healing properties
Royal jelly has healing properties and can heal acne, skin abrasions, and skin irritations. It also has anti-inflammation properties and can soothe skin and reduce redness.
Boosts hydration & skin elasticity
Royal jelly is packed with moisturizing benefits and can plump the skin with moisture. After using royal jelly, the skin will feel more smooth and supple.
Fade hyperpigmentation & dark spots
Royal jelly has an acid that suppresses pigmentation in the skin. When used consistently, it can lighten hyperpigmentation and dark spots, which will result in clearer skin.
How to Use Royal Jelly
- Use a sheet mask that has royal jelly extract
Works well with
Have you tried any skincare products with royal jelly? What do you think about this ingredient?