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Article: What Does Propolis Do For Skin?


What Does Propolis Do For Skin?

We are buzzing with excitement because our gift from the bees has landed! This beauty ingredient is a foundation ingredient in some of our products to help bring back your skin’s glow, health and luminousity. It is no surprise that we are seeing it flying off our shelves!

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What is Propolis and what are the benefits of Propolis?

Bee propolis or sometimes known as ‘bee glue’, is a translucent greenish-brown, semisolid and resinous mixture produced by honey bees when sap from evergreens combine with their own discharges and beeswax. This is used to build their hives and act as a disinfectant to protect against bacteria. So what are the bee propolis skin care benefits? Propolis is widely known for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and healing properties, making it especially beneficial in fighting acne, treating wounds and protecting the skin against external stressors. It stimulates skin cell turnover to restore your skin’s health and bring back your skin’s natural, healthy radiance. Here’s a fun fact, the word ‘propolis’ was coined by Aristotle which roughly translates to ‘Defender of the City!’ Not too surprising isn’t it? Given its powerful antioxidant and skin-defending properties to keep your skin’s health in check!

Propolis has been used for its medicinal and beauty properties for thousands of years. The Greeks used it topically to treat swelling, skin inflammation and abscesses, Assyrians applied propolis to help speed up wound recovery and fight infections, while the Egyptians embalmed mummies with it. If you’re wondering why Cleopatra was heralded for her surpassing beauty, her secret apart from indulging in milk baths is applying propolis to her skin!

I want healthy, glowing skin too! How should I incorporate propolis into my skincare routine? The good news is that you can easily incorporate this ingredient at any step of your skincare routine, and no, you don't need to prepare a spa-quality milk and honey bath at home.

Tone it Right to Kick-start Your Routine

If you want to get healthy, radiant and glowing complexion, propolis is your new best friend. After cleansing your face, continue your skincare routine with this bee propolis skin care: COSRX Propolis Synergy Toner, a hydrating and nourishing toner to replenish your skin’s hydration and prepare it for the next steps of your skincare routine. Not only does it nourish and hydrate your skin without stickiness, it is loaded with powerful antioxidants that combat skin-damaging free radicals to prevent aging signs and dark spots. Now who’s ready for the glow?

COSRX Propolis Synergy Toner | BONIIK Best Korean Beauty Skincare Makeup in Australia

An Extra Boost of Hydration is Always Beneficial!

Boost your skin’s hydration with BY WISHTREND Quad Active Boosting Essence! Loaded with anti-inflammatory, anti-pollution and anti-bacterial ingredients like propolis, willow bark extract, centaurea cyanus flower water and black tea to nourish your skin. It has a lightweight, fast absorbing texture that penetrates into the skin easily, leaving a dewy glow which prevents dehydration and feelings of tightness. It helps even out skin texture with soothing effects to calm irritation. If your skin tends to be on the oilier side, you will love how quick this essence penetrates into the skin without leaving a greasy layer behind.

BY WISHTREND Quad Active Boosting Essence | BONIIK Best Korean Beauty Skincare Makeup in Australia

Still Suffering from Acne? Propolis is here to Help

Propolis is an effective acne treatment, and can be used to treat even fungal acne by reducing inflammation and eliminating bacteria to speed up the skin’s recovery process. This also prevents redness, scarring and pigmentation that can often appear after the skin heals. COSRX AC Collection Blemish Spot Clearing Serum is infused with centella asiatica extract and propolis which effectively targets acne, scars and blemishes. It controls excess sebum production, soothe inflammation and heal damaged skin quickly to strengthen skin barrier and prevent scarring by increasing collagen production. Your skin will be left feeling hydrated and calm without heaviness.

COSRX AC Collection Blemish Spot Clearing Serum | BONIIK Best Korean Beauty Skincare Makeup in Australia

Powerful Antioxidants in One Little Bottle of Propolis

Solve your skin problems with this all-rounder ampoule! BY WISHTREND Polyphenol in Propolis 15% Ampoule contains propolis and houttuynia cordata extract to effectively target acne, reduce redness and inflammation while diminishing premature aging signs like dark pigmentation spots. It also moisturizes the skin to improve elasticity, even out skin texture and control sebum to prevent breakouts. You can use this ampoule a few minutes after applying any Vitamin C serum to boost its effectiveness in reducing dark spots and pigmentation, as well as maximizing the skin-loving antioxidants. This multipurpose ampoule retains optimal oil-water balance to keep your skin feeling hydrated and supple throughout the day.

BY WISHTREND Polyphenols in Propolis Ampoule BONIIK Best Korean Beauty Skincare Makeup in Australia


Enhance your propolis-powered routine with COSRX Propolis Light Ampoule to protect against oxidative stress and damage. With a whopping 83.25% black bee propolis, this weightless ampoule not only illuminates and even out skin texture for a healthy, radiant complexion; it also helps diminish dark spots, scars and prevents premature aging signs.

COSRX Propolis Light Ampoule | BONIIK Best Korean Beauty Skincare Makeup in Australia

Moisturize with No Worries

Just because you have acne-prone or oily skin does not mean you should skip your moisturizer. If you are worried about aggravating any acne problems, you can use COSRX Full Fit Propolis Cream. This lightweight propolis cream for acne contains black bee propolis and royal jelly extract to replenish and retain optimal moisture balance of your skin without clogging your pores. It leaves your skin feeling soft and supple while boosting your skin’s immunity. 

COSRX Propolis Light Cream | BONIIK Best Korean Beauty Skincare Makeup in Australia

An At-Home Spa Treatment for Your Face

When your skin is being uncooperative, nourish it with a mask and it will thank you later. I’M FROM Honey Mask contains 38.7% natural Mount Jiri honey, propolis and jojoba seed oil to deliver deep nourishment and moisture, with a comfortable texture that you can leave on for up to an hour before rinsing off. It has a soft texture that spreads easily on the skin and a delicious scent that you will enjoy. The honey mask leaves your skin soft, moisturized and clarified after each use. If you are strapped for time but your skin begs for a mask session, BEYOND Intensive Ampoule Mask Propolis is here for you! Just apply it on cleansed and toned face, for a quick pampering session to calm, brighten and nourish your skin for a silky, smooth complexion.

IM FROM Honey Mask | BONIIK Best Korean Beauty Skincare Makeup in Australia


Ready to try these propolis products? Let us know in the comments which propolis products you have tried and how it has helped your skin. We all have bees to thank for our smooth, blemish-free and glowing skin!


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