Busy as a Bee

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honey skincare, bees and skincare, honey in spas, honey skincare benefits, Omni Bedford Springs, Pennsylvania spa, Springs Eternal spa, spa apiaryWe’re all a-buzz about bees lately, especially their popular product, honey. Honey is not only deliciously sweet, it has a host of proven skincare benefits. Luxury spas are taking note and getting hands-on with honey. This summer, Omni Bedford Springs Resort (PA) debuts its new Apiary, which houses hundreds of honeybees a short distance from the resort grounds. The resort currently has four beehives that are producing honey, and plans to incorporate the honey into both spa treatments at Springs Eternal Spa and menu items by 2016. Locally sourced honey is already being utilized in the resort’s new cocktail menu in drinks like the Tropical Honey Lemonade (1.5 oz. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey, 1 oz. Lemon Juice, 1 oz. Clover Honey Water). Here are a few more honey-infused products to slather on skin while sipping a sweet treat:


CBI Laboratories Bee Propolis Extract:Bee propolis purifies oily and problematic skin in this formula that combines the balancing properties of camphor, eucalyptus, thyme, and ichthammol, a drawing ingredient. www.cbiskincare.com

Cuccio Naturalé Milk & Honey Daily Skin Polisher:Pure sugar cane complex and jojoba microbeads gently exfoliate dead cells from the skin’s surface for a radiant smooth finish. www.cuccio.com

DermaMed Solutions Derma Renewal Gel:This refreshing oil-free gel combines aloe vera gel, arnica, calendula, and honey to hydrate the skin and promote cellular renewal. www.dermamedsolutions.com

Guerlain Abeille Royale Daily Repair Serum:The repairing concentrate features honey and royal jelly to help plump, smooth, and firm the skin. www.guerlain.com

Hey Honey Good Night Royal Honey Gel & Coenzyme Q10: This super hydrating royal honey moisturizing gel replenishes skin overnight. It is ideal for soothing and nourishing the skin, leaving it soft, and radiant and improving its ability to retain moisture with honey extract, amino acids, and NMF mineral complex. www.heyhoney.com

Nature Pure Labs Herbal C Nourisher: Rich in certified organic extracts and vitamin C, this light botanical moisturizer infuses skin with antioxidants to boost skin’s collagen. A blend of milk and honey helps to nourish and soften skin. www.naturepure.com

Plantogen Plant Derived Spa Therapy Royal Facelift Mask: Made with bee venom, evening primrose oil, New Zealand manuka honey, olive leaf extract, shea butter, and vitamin C, this hydrating mask gently tightens the facial muscles to prevent further deepening of lines and wrinkles. www.plantogen.com

Pure Fiji Coconut Milk and Honey Hydrating Body Lotion: Containing an exotic blend of coconut milk, raw honey, and nut extracts, this fast-absorbing formula is enriched with pure royal jelly to enhance elasticity and skintone. www.readycare.com

Repêchage Honey & Almond Scrub: Made with pure honey, this exfoliating scrub with almond meal and oatmeal helps to purify and deep cleanse the skin. www.repechage.com

Thalgo Organic Serenity Tea: This tasty tea brings together the flavors of honey, linden flowers, orange blossoms, and verbena to soothe, relax, and encourage a better night’s sleep. www.thalgousa.com