Why choose Beauty & the Bees?
At Beauty & the Bees here in Tasmania, we truly understand dry, sensitive, eczema prone skin.
Just like you we tried every skincare product time after time to find one that worked, that didn't burn our skin or make it itch, in vain.
So for 15 years - long before 'organic' was a fashionable and meaningless buzz word - we have hand made products FROM SCRATCH ( no bought in premade "bases",melt and pour soap "noodles" ) including pure, natural local ingredients that have been used for centuries in every culture,are safe enough to eat, and most importantly REALLY work.
Yes, our moisture creams feel fantastically rich, nourishing and luxurious on your skin - better than anything you have ever tried before, and feel NOTHING like all the other the products on the market (which are mostly water because it is free, which evaporates on application,leaving nothing to nourish the skin)
Our products usually produce a visible improvement on your skin after a short time, even if you are suffering from eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis or other superficial skin problems- as our clients tell us....
"Your moisture creams are the best I have ever used - and believe me I have used everything on the market when I worked as a beautician - all the rest are very watery.
Your creams are the only products with real substance, staying on all day to keep my skin beautifully moisturised.
Thank you for making such a 'real', genuine, quality economical product that really works!" as Charlotte Bonnett in Western Australia, amongst many hundreds of others tell us all the time.
Discover the Beauty & the Bees difference for yourself ...products that have no artificial chemicals and no preservatives in them, are completely pure,and found no where else.
If you keep natural, healthy perishable food in your refrigerator then that's where you'll keep Beauty & the Bees fabulous super rich, FRESH moisture creams and other products. After all, that's what these products are made from, familiar foods such as honey; dairy cream; organic herbs; cold-pressed vegetable and nut oils; nut meals; and fresh fruit - ingredients that don't clog the pores, leaving your skin free to breathe.
Our skincare formulas are made with our wilderness island's unique Leatherwood beeswax and honey, found nowhere else in the world, and possessing an intense floral aroma. Open the jar...warm just a little in your hands...breathe in the mysterious, rich aroma of the Tasmanian temperate rainforest.
These ultra-rich concentrated, very economical creams, whose colour and texture can vary as the seasons change, reflect the natural waxes and oils with which they are carefully hand made. The secret is that they absorb slowly, thereby leaving a long-lasting protective film on the skin, trapping vital moisture in the skin.
We make everything from scratch in house.
We don't buy in mass manufactured generic 'base creams' and relabel like everyone else.
We do this so we ( and you)know exactly what is in them, and that our products are guaranteed free from petrochemical mineral oil, synthetic chemicals, colours, synthetic fragrances - and irritant preservatives ( we chill them instead and sell direct to you instead of storing it in plastic in a warehouse for years before it sits on the chemist's shop in plastic!)
We use moisturising honey and rich pure plant oils and waxes that have been tried and tested for generations in every culture, to promote soft, healthy, glowing comfortable.
So how did it all start?
Jill Saunders grew up in England in a family where natural herbal remedies were part of everyday life, with home remedies for the family made by her grandmother from her herb garden.
As an adult eczema sufferer with extremely dry, sensitive skin, Jill tried every commercial skincare product to alleviate the problem, with no success- all the commercial products just made it worse.
After experiencing the damage to her skin (the more she used the worse it got- drier and drier) caused by, and and learning about ,the harmful effects of petrochemical mineral oils and their synthetic derivatives present in most skincare products, 18 years ago, Jill returned to her grandmother's old remedies, truly natural raw ingredients, and 2000 year old formulae to make her own skin-friendly range of products.
Beauty and the bees was born!
Jill emigrated to Tasmania, Australia in 1992 to seek out the island's abundant and natural ingredients, like the aromatic Leatherwood honey, which is unique to Tasmania.
Tasmania's cool climate also meant that potent, certified organic herbs would play a key role in the Beauty and the bees' range.
In 1993 Jill began supplying Beauty and the bees products by direct mail, opening the first retail Beauty and the bees fresh skincare deli in the historic waterfront village, Bellerive, in early 1997.
In 1999, using the World Wide Web, Beauty and the bees became available worldwide.
The Beauty & the Bees difference
- No fake sickly synthetic scents
- No irritating synthetics
- No drying, skin ageing petrochemicals
- No polluting plastics
- No false claims or promises
- No lies...
- Just 100% chemical-free, luxuriously rich products that really work, handmade - ethically - in a small business - by women just like you.
Beauty & the Bees use only premium quality Australian ingredients found among the healthy gourmet foods you eat and drink. Ingredients like our island's unique raw, unpasteurised Leatherwood honey, certified organic olive oil, certified organic/biodynamic Tasmanian herbs.
Only the highest quality honey, nut, plant and herb oils-all at effective concentrations.
Hence the products are especially soothing and healing for those whose skin has been sensitised and damaged by years of exposure to chemical skincare products.