Royal Jelly is a trending ingredient in skincare for good reason. Its similar to honey in its unbeatable healing ability. But unlike honey, Royal Jelly is a unique ingredient that has the power to keep the queen alive and fertile for years longer than worker bees. This mysterious nectar is exclusively eaten by the queen, which is why we call it Royal Jelly.
A 2017 Scientific Reports article researching Royal Jelly found that:
Royal jelly has successfully been used as a remedy in wound healing. Royal Jelly has multiple effects, including antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory activities, in various cell types.
While it won’t make you borderline immortal, your skin can benefit from the amazing effects of Royal Jelly. It contains proteins, lipids, natural sugars, essential fatty acids, vitamins and amino acids. These are unique compounds that only bees can produce!
Some of the most nutrient dense vitamins founds in Royal Jelly are
- Riboflavin (B2)
- Thiamine (B1)
- Pantothenic acid (B5)
- Pyridoxine (B6)
- Niacin (B3)
- Folic acid (B9)
- Inositol (B8)
- Biotin (B7)
Royal Jelly has been used by early Egyptians. It became a national symbol of vitality and the pharaohs credit Royal Jelly for their renowned strength and beauty. It may have been Cleopatra’s best kept beauty secret. Ancient Greeks also used Royal Jelly to increase their strength and stamina. Ancient Asian cultures claimed that Royal Jelly extended their lives and fertility even in old age.
The ancient remedy also boasts remarkable antibacterial properties. While it does have folklore attached to it, Royal Jelly has been studied in the lab. We know that it has a spectrum of antimicrobial compounds. This means it helps heal wounds caused by acne or irritation.
Traditional uses of Royal Jelly include antioxidant protection from damaging sun exposure. Its reputation for youthful skin benefits stem from its hydrating and collagen producing compounds.
In ancient times, Royal Jelly was extremely rare and available only to royalty or the wealthy. Modern advances in safe and sustainable beekeeping has made Royal Jelly available to everyone.