Propolis for the skin


What is Propolis?

Propolis is what bees use to seal, repair cracks and holes and cover unwanted spaces in the bee hive well as a protective coat. This protective coat also keeps the temperature and elements such as wind rain and bacteria out. It is a natural resin and it works like a Bee glue. It is used as a sealant for unwanted open spaces in the beehive. The word propolis is derived from Greek, in which pro stands for “at the entrance to” and polis for “community” or “city,” which means this natural product is used in hive defense.

Propolis has been widely used for centuries for its powerful anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant properties. The ancient Egyptians used propolis an as embalming substance. Greek and Roman doctors used it as an antiseptic and wound healing.

Where does Propolis come from?

It is a combination of substances that the bee collects from tree sap, flowering plants such as buds, beeswax, sap flows, the bee’s saliva, and other botanical sources. There are many different compounds that makeup Propolis.

What are the benefits of Proplis on the skin?

Fight acne

Propolis has both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which provide a great option for killing acne-causing bacteria. It helps remove the bacteria that are responsible for clogging the pores which can cause acne, blackheads, and other skin concerns.

Heal wounds, reduce scarring and pigmentation

The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of propolis make it helpful in wound healing. It helps to speed up new cell growth in people and is a great treatment for the reduction of scarring.

Brightening and skin bleamish reducing

The antioxidant properties in Propolis are able to fight sun-induced oxidative damage on the skin. One study identified propolis as an effective reverser of UV-induced skin damage.


Propolis is useful for treating eczema and psoriasis by decreasing inflammation.

Soothe and moisturise

Not only does Propolis hydrate and protect the skin it is a great product to soften and maintain a balance of sebum production. It is commonly found in face ampoules, serums, creams, and face masks.

Side effects

As with other ingredients, there is a risk of developing an allergic reaction or contact dermatitis to propolis. Ensure you test the product on your inner forearm for a week or two before applying it to more sensitive areas or more broadly.

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