Beecology Original Honey Hand & Body Cream- reviewed and recommended
On one of my daily web searches for the latest organic product lines, I stumbled across the Beecology website. What is Beecology? Well, Beecology was born from David Rzepka’s “inheritance” of a friend’s beekeeping hobby. David became fascinated with the science and culture of bees and formed with his wife, Amy, Beecology was created. David realized that, just like humans, bees are impacted by the smallest change in their environments and so he set out to make products from bees that are better for human use than the chemical-laden variety found in every store around. He strives to make these products as natural as possible and ecologically friendly and renewable without sacrificing quality and safety.
I have been using the Original Honey Hand & Body Cream ($12.99) for several weeks. It is a rich, emollient cream with very little detectable fragrance. I have been using it religiously at night on my hands and décolleté. It absorbs quickly and does not leave me feeling greasy. As for the ingredients, it contains the good stuff like cupuacu butter – a creamy and emollient butter which boosts the recovery of the skin’s natural moisture and elasticity and is highly beneficial for dry and damaged skin and hair, promoting deep, long lasting hydration. It has a high water absorption capacity (due to its high phytosterol levels) which makes it an effective alternative to lanolin. Other beneficial ingredients include squalane, olive oil, honey and propolis extract. The questionable ingredients list include: fragrance Ingredient/skin-conditioning agent, Cetyl Palmitate (EWG score of 1), surfactant, Sorbitan Palmitate (EWG score of 1), fragrance ingredient, Phenoxyethanol (EWG score of 4) and a paraben-free/formaldehyde-free preservative.
Overall, Beecology’s philosophy, charitable giving (they give 10% of our net profit from all sales to environmental and social causes) and ingredient usage encourage me to keep using their products. Besides the hand and body cream, they offer other body care products such as SLS-free shampoo and conditioner, natural bar soaps, lip balm and honey. New products on the horizon include an all natural, preservative free lavender and Bergamot body wash. This is one family-owned company worth checking out!
AND, for TIA readers, Beecology has offered a 30% discount on your order (use code: TIA).
Water, Cupuacu Butter, Shea Butter, Squalene (olive-derived), Olive Oil, Cetearyl Olivate/Sorbitan Olivate (olive-derived), Honey, Propolis Extract (bee-derived), Isostearyl Isostearate (vegetable-derived), Oleyl Oleate (vegetable-derived), Silk Protein, Bees Wax, Cetyl Palmitate (and) Sorbitan Palmitate (and) Sorbitan Olivate (olive-derived), Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol, a paraben-free/formaldehyde-free preservative, Xanthan Gum.