Today I wanted to introduce you to a lovely little brand that I have recently discovered called Bee Good – a small company based in rural Hampshire, born in 2008 to husband and wife team Simon and Caroline. Simon is an experienced beekeeper, Caroline had the inspiration to start making skincare and the company grew from there. They are the only British premium skincare brand to exclusively use British Beeswax, honey and propolis in all their products
I had the pleasure of recently trying their ultimate summer skin cooler, the Honey & Wild Water Mint 3-in-1 Cleansing Water – this is a really handy summer product for festivals or weekends away as it requires no added water and is super quick and easy to use. Packed with British wild honey, water mint and red algae, this formula dissolves make-up, cleanses and tones the skin, all in one.
To use, you just dab the cleansing water onto a cotton pad and sweep across the face. It has a very light delicate fragrance and is so refreshing to the skin (especially if you pop it in the fridge beforehand!). There is no need for water and you don’t rinse the product off.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this as I normally prefer to rinse my skin, I also wear quite a lot of black eyeliner and mascara so I was curious to see if such a delicate, light product could cope with that! However, I found it cleansed my skin really well, it leaves skin feeling soft and moisturised without that tight feeling. The only thing I would say is that it took quite a while to fight through my mascara.
Something I absolutely loved about the product was the adorable packaging! My cleanser arrived in a little cardboard pack, secured with a cotton ribbon with a bee pattern. The finishing touch was the ‘seed paper label’ which you can actually plant and wait for the flowers to grow – how cute is that?
Overall, I don’t think I would use this as my only cleanser on a daily basis, as it’s quite light and I like to rinse my skin, however I found it ideal for a cooling summer pre-cleanse, or it is absolutely perfect for festivals or camping. Another thing to note is that Bee Good products are approved by the BUAV and have the Leaping Bunny mark which means that none of their products are tested on animals.
I’ve been having a look at the Bee Good website and I’ve already got my eye on a couple products such as Vanilla and Honey Lipbalm and the Honey and Crambe Hand Cream, they both sound gorgeous! Plus I love the companies ethics and how they are supporting British Bee’s – I’ll be buying a few more products from Bee Good for sure!
Honey & Wild Water Mint 3-in-1 Cleansing Water is sold at £10 per 100ml and can be bought from the Bee Good website.
Have you used a cleansing water? What did you think?
– PR Sample, however all opinions are my own