Guerlain’s Abeille Royale range has already been known to have skincare products formulated with active ingredients from bee products – especially honey from Ouessant Island, France – that work exceptionally well to repair skin. Now, Guerlain has gone on to reformulate the two Day Creams and the Night cream in the range for greater efficacy as well as sensory pleasure. In addition to a transformed and improved appearance, skin’s ageing is minimised and visibly so.
The bee products in the Abeille Royale range are high-quality honeys and royal jellies harvested from Ouessant Island off the Brittany coast. The island – a UNESCO nature reserve – has an ecosystem that is safe from intensive farming and pollution-free. This results in the production of exceptionally pure honey that is slightly salty due to a high content of minerals, trace elements and amino acids.
This rare Ouessant honey, produced by a specific type of black bee, is then formulated into the essence of the range that is the Abeille Royale Repairing Concentrate, that works to boost skin’s self-repair and age-defying mechanisms. The royal jelly used in Guerlain’s Abeille Royale range is the brand’s exclusive Sologne royal jelly.
The Day Creams
The Day Cream and Rich Day Cream are two different creams, with two different textures, and two innovative formulas. The Abeille Royale Repairing Concentrate works as the base for the creams, and functions to improve skin’s radiance as well as its texture.
There are two types of hyaluronic acid used in the Day Creams; one to hydrate and smoothen skin of wrinkles and fine lines, and the other to boost production of epidermal cells, collagen and fibroblasts to reduce skin surface imperfections. Daily use of the day creams results in smoother and more finesse texture, a more luminous complexion, and also firm and nourished skin. Pore visibility is also reduced tremendously.
The Night Cream
Because the night time is most conducive for skin renewal, the Night Cream works its wonders to firm and replenish skin while minimising wrinkles. Also formulated with the Repairing Concentrate and further enriched with Moroccan honey, the Night Cream’s antioxidant properties from the Moroccan honey combats free radicals and also reduces inflammation that lead to premature ageing.
The Day Cream and Night Cream are rich yet light enough for complete absorption, without leaving the skin looking or feeling greasy. The Rich Day Cream is almost balm-like but smoothes over skin gently and absorbs just as quick for results that you can instantly see. All creams also have a fresh, honeyed fragrance along with aromas of mimosa, broom and other fresh herbs, making daily application a multi-sensory experience.