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What to keep handy in your travel bag…

Woman in orange dress and hat holding man by hand and going to Topiary Garden with elephants

Grab your bag and go…

At Queen Bee, many of our clients travel for work and recognize that time in airplanes is stressful to your skin. We suggest that you keep a few things handy to help ensure you arrive at your destination glowing.

Cellular Repair caplets are perfect uni-dose facials in a bottle. Just keep a few of these in your purse and apply to clean skin. They deeply hydrate and slough off the dry layer of cells that occur from the recycled air.

Love Potion is not just a perfume by a moisture rich hydrating oil. We apply a pump or two after using those icky sanitizer filled soaps in airports. Rub between your palms and not only will you smile with the scent, but your hands will soften and hydrate very quickly. In a bind and need a little moisture around on your face. No problem. the high quality oils used in this formula are face friendly.

Spritz? Yes. Both the hydro spritz and Vivify Spritz are great travel buddies. We keep one in our purse and spritz away in flight. It will hydrate your nasal passages and create a little bubble of love with the scent.

Happy Trails. Queenie

Queen Bee Skin Care is an organic skin care company that formulates and manufactures products in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. They have been selling specialty skin care items online for years, some of which have been featured in the Denver Post and Dr Oz’s popular daytime TV Show. Specializing in botanicals packed with phyto-nutrients that nourish the skin and spirit! You can find Queen Bee on facebook too! To purchase your favorite organic skin care items, you can shop online at www.QueenBeeSkin.com or give us a buzz at 970-316-buzz.

Does Your Skin Need Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is the hottest ingredient in skincare right now—but how well does it actually work as a moisturizer and wrinkle-plumper?

Beauty editors, skincare companies and anti-aging aficionados are having a serious love affair with hyaluronic acid. It is everywhere: not just as the main ingredient in injectable fillers but also in topical serums, lotions, creams and masques; it’s making its way into foundation, primer, blush and lipstick, too.

What is hyaluronic acid? Hyaluronic acid (which also goes by the names hyaluronan or hyaluronate) is not an acid in the same sense as popular ones like salicylic or glycolic, which exfoliate away dead skin cells. Hyaluronic acid doesn’t do that at all. As a naturally-occurring polysaccharide found in the human body, it acts as a cushioning and lubrication agent for our joints, nerves, hair, skin and eyes.

It’s particularly important to skin appearance because about 50 percent of the body’s supply is located in the skin tissues, where the viscous, jelly-like substance helps keep it plump, soft and supple. Our ability to produce hyaluronic acid declines with age, which can lead to increased dryness, fine lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity. Hyaluronic acid molecules’ unique ability to attract and retain more than 1,000 times their weight in water.

Why hyaluronic acid makes a great injectable filler. Popular fillers like Restylane and Juvéderm work like sponges once they’re injected, swelling up with water to create a plumper look Over time—anywhere from three to 12 months—the hyaluronic acid gets absorbed by the body and disappears. This is longer than collagen lasts; HA is also less likely to produce a reaction, since the body does not recognize it as a foreign substance. .

There is also some evidence that hyaluronic acid stimulates collagen production. It forms a barrier on the skin and gives a soft moisturizing effect that makes skin smoother

The right way to use hyaluronic acid300px-Hyaluronan

Although it gives you the sensation that your skin is “instantly” moist and hydrated, you are not getting any lipids or fats to really protect and provide lasting moisture. There are lots of discussions that it can be drying, but in our facial room here in Pagosa Springs, what we normally see is that it softens and restores healthy skin very quickly. Most clients need an additional moisturizer. So with our line of ultra low molecular weight hyaluronic acid products, we like to use another moisturizing step after. Lavish contains addition volumes of larger molecules of hyaluronic acid, but also contains raw shea butter, acai berry extract, passion fruit seed oil, calendula flower, and rice brain oil. This work in conjuction to help deeply moisturize with lasting lipids, vitamin content and trace minerals.

One great thing about HA is that it’s super-light and watery, which is a great benefit for anyone with acne-prone skin who is averse to creamy/oily moisturizers.

The most potent topical form is in a serum—to be applied on clean, bare and ideally damp (or even wet) skin as the first step in your skincare regimen. (The wetness will help it trap and lock in the most water.) Two of the highest-concentrations are Vivify Serum and Vivify Spritz from organic skin care maker Queen Bee.

Queen Bee Skin Care is an organic skin care company that formulates and manufactures products in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.  They have been selling specialty skin care items online for years, some of which have been featured in the Denver Post and Dr Oz’s popular daytime TV Show.  Specializing in botanicals packed with phyto-nutrients that nourish the skin and spirit!  You can find Queen Bee on facebook too!  To purchase your favorite organic skin care items, you can shop online at www.QueenBeeSkin.com or give us a buzz at 970-316-buzz.

 

Vivify Spritz and Serum. What is the difference?

vivify mist and serum Vivify is a high dose facial skin care product formulated with ultra low molecular weight of hyaluronic acid.  The new products called Lavish (moisturizer) and Vivify (plumper) are both breaking sales records for us at Queen Bee.  We wanted to explain why we created two different versions of Vivify.

Vivify Spritz versus Vivify Serum.  They are essentially the same thing.  There are a few small differences which is why we added them both to our facial skin care line.  If you haven’t tried these products yet, you can start with either one.  You apply them first on freshly cleaned skin.  (We have samples size of most of our products at www.QueenBeeSkin.com).

Vivify Serum is formulated with aloe as a binding agent.  The Aloe helps it penetrate even more quickly and deeply.  This is great for eye areas and targeting fine lines.  It allows you to put the serum exactly where you want it and it absorbs immediately.  This formulation is twice as strong as in the Vivify Spritz.

Vivify Spritz is easier for us to make in large volumes and the packaging is both easier to fill and less expensive.  This allows us to sell the product at $54 for 2 oz.  This compares to Vivify Serum which is $56 for half ounce.  The Vivify Spritz is great if you have larger areas of dry or damaged skin on your upper arms, legs or chest that you want to cover quickly.  We will also make a refill for this after it has been out a while.

They are both made with the same KEY ingredient the ultra low molecular weight of hyaluronic acid.  You can use both (which we do and recommend to most clients that have already noticed their skin getting better).  You can use either product.  Why ultra low weight sodium hyaluronate?  This is less than 5,000 dalton molecular weight which is one twentieth the size molecule of regular sodium hyaluronate.  That helps it sink in quicker and deeper so it plumps, restores fullness, soothes the skin, reduces redness, etc.  All the benefits of sodium hyaluronate in an even more powerful form.

Queen Bee Skin Care is an organic skin care company that formulates and manufactures products in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.  They have been selling specialty skin care items online for years, some of which have been featured in the Denver Post and Dr Oz’s popular daytime TV Show.  Specializing in botanicals packed with phyto-nutrients that nourish the skin and spirit!  You can find Queen Bee on facebook too!  To purchase your favorite organic skin care items, you can shop online at www.QueenBeeSkin.com or give us a buzz at 970-316-buzz.

It was Melting! Problem encounted with some bottles of Hydro: Primer.

sm_hydro primer 2014We encountered our first problem last month with our very popular Hydro: Primer hyaluronic acid serum.  It turned back into a watery state after bottling.  We didn’t know there was a problem until a customer alerted us.  We pulled all the inventory and made a fresh batch.  Sent out replacements to several customers and week later, again… it was melting!

We are so sorry if you were one of the customers that experienced this problem.  It is still perfectly safe and it works the same.  The texture though is not as appealing as it went from a kind a creamy viscose gel to what feels like plain water.

Here is what happened:

We completed several batches and had thought it was fresh lemon essential oil which can be very active.  We made a total of four batches that melted, but most of it never went into bottles.  We think this “melted” product went to a total of only about 20 customers.  After some more testing, it turns out the preservative we use called Leucadal was probably the cause. They made another version called “leucadal SF” that is from radishes and was probably the cause of the “melting”. We had ordered both not realizing that there a difference in their formulations that would alter our recipes and the jars look almost identical. The manufacturer of the hyaluronic acid is going to do some further tests for us to confirm, but we spent most of the day Monday with them going through our exact recipe etc.  As a result, we have also changed some internal systems for how we track different batches/lots of products made to make investigation easier in the future and to ensure that we are always sending our customers the best products we can make.

We have slightly changed the recipe/formula to include a tiny amount of methylcellulose which is plant fibers.  It is often sold as fiber supplement to eat.  Our is vegan and we use it in many other formulations.  The replacement product will probably be ready to ship next week. We just want to watch it in the bottles to ensure we don’t have more problems. Thank you so much for your patience and communication while we worked through this. We take it very seriously. If there is anything we can do to “make things right” please just ask!

Here is what we can do:

We have lots of plastic sprayer bottles and will happily pop one in the mail.  Because of the watery texture, it sprays without clogging perfectly.  This will let you spray away on arms and decollete for great glowing skin for the holidays.  Plus, we now have our newer product called Vivify shipping.  It is the same key ingredient, but a smaller molecular weight of sodium hyaluronate which helps it penetrate faster and deeper.  You can have this new product at no charge or a replacement.  All you need to do is shoot us an email or text with your email and shipping information and we will get both a sprayer and replacement of either Hydro Primer or Vivify out pronto tonto!  Just make sure we know which one you would like.

Again, we know you trust us with your skin and hope that this helps answers questions.  You are welcome to contact the Queen directly if you have questions or concerns.  Problems happen with any business, but it how we respond that helps us earn your loyalty.  So we hope this message will encourage you to communicate with us and let us take care of you.  Again, we apologize for the problem.

You won’t be able to order Hydro Primer from our website until next week.  Once we can produce enough, we will put it on sale to encourage you to get a new fresh batch of this skin plumping serum.

Queen Bee Skin Care is an organic skin care company that formulates and manufactures products in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.  They have been selling specialty skin care items online for years, some of which have been featured in the Denver Post and Dr Oz’s popular daytime TV Show.  Specializing in botanicals packed with phyto-nutrients that nourish the skin and spirit!  You can find Queen Bee on facebook too!  To purchase your favorite organic skin care items, you can shop online at www.QueenBeeSkin.com or give us a buzz at 970-316-buzz.

 

 

Get your real eyelash extensions in Pagosa Springs

eyelashNo need to mess with false lash extensions, when you can grow your own natural lashes for less money and without having your eyes taped open!  Ah.  The things we do in the name of beauty.

The Queen started using lash extensions before the holidays in 2012 and was quite disappointed to learn that you can’t remove them.  Instead you wait for them to fall out.  When they were gone, so were her normal lashes.  She was left with short stubby new growth.  This product called Revitalash from Athena Cosmetics in Ventura California dramatically enhanced how quickly they came back.  We estimate our lashes here at the hive got about 30% longer than they were before the extensions and they were thicker.  So were so new and healthy, they didn’t like to take “dye” for several weeks also.  Mascara went on just like normal.

If you haven’t used this type of product before, it is similar to Allergan’s Latisse.  You paint it on like a clear eye liner before bed at night.  After about a week, you will start to notice subtle changes.  Over the next month your own lashes grow thicker and fuller than in the past. We did not experience any skin sensitivities.  The results last quite a long time because you have encouraged your natural hair to grow instead of damaging the lashes with glue and chemicals.

As we age, we naturally lose volume both on our lashes and brows.  For many women this is a simple solution.  The revitlash brow is eyebrow product that works as well and we will have both in stock this week.

Here is the lowdown from Revitalash
Enhance the look of luxurious eyelashes for dramatic, natural beauty.  This finely-calibrated breakthrough cosmetic formula addresses the visual signs of eyelash aging and stress – dry, brittle, lifeless lashes. A proprietary blend of scientifically-advanced technology and natural botanicals join in concert to protect against breakage and brittleness and improve flexibility, moisture, and shine for more dramatic-looking eyelashes.  Daily use provides immediate conditioning benefits; leading to healthier-looking, more luxurious lashes.

A breakthrough, category-leading eyelash conditioner featuring a high impact, proprietary technology for dramatic-looking eyelashes.

Conditions the eyelashes to help protect from brittleness and breakage
Helps improve flexibility, moisture, and shine
Helps defend eyelashes from daily aggressors
Enhances the appearance of beautiful, younger-looking, more luxurious eyelashes
High impact BioPeptin Complex™, peptides and botanicals saturate the lashes with moisture, keeping them soft,
luxurious, & healthy-looking

Revitalsh products are Dermatologist Reviewed, Ophthalmologist Reviewed, Clinically Tested, Hypoallergenic and Non-irritating

Couple of other things to note with this product.   Revitalash makes lots of different products.  The lash grower comes a 3 month size which looks similar.  If you find a disparity in price, it is probably due to this.  Also, you want to ensure you are using the newest formula.  It was just released in October of 2014.   If you are finding something at a discount outlet, it is the old formula.

You can order it online from us using this link: http://www.queenbeesauce.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=44&products_id=566

Queen Bee Skin Care is an organic skin care company that formulates and manufactures products in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.  Selling specialty skin care items online for years, some of which have been featured in the Denver Post, Amazon and Dr Oz’s popular daytime TV Show.  Specializing in botanicals packed with nutrients from flower and seed oils that nourish your skin and spirit!   Like us on facebook!  To purchase your favorite organic skin care items, you can shop online at www.QueenBeeSkin.com or give us a buzz at 970-316-buzz

Organic C Serum with sea buckthorn and skin drops gains momentum

sm_supersize-c-300x238We created our Organic Vitamin C Serum with Sea Buckthorn and Skin Drops back in 2006.  It has been a very popular product since we formulated it.  We have changed the packaging now three times.  Bigger.  Bigger.  Biggest.

We originally shipped this in a two dram bottle, then a half ounce dropper and now in a full size one ounce pump bottle.  Seems like our customers just couldn’t get enough!  We now sell thousands of bottles a year of this facial serum and we couldn’t be happier.

Watch our formulator Lynne talk about this lovely product!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKmq6xbqE0g

You can find it both on our website www.queenbeeskin.com and on amazon if you want extra fast shipping options.  How ever you find it, we think you will love the way your skin softens and becomes more radiant with daily use.

Sorry to say goodbye refillable sunscreen brushes…

sunnybrush-300x285We are sad to say goodbye to this handy refillable brush.  All units like this are made in China and have inconsistent parts.  We are no longer able to find a supplier for this that is as good as this one was.  So, we have to say goodbye to this unit.

Not to worry, we will continue to sell our double-blocking Bee Sunny mineral powder sunscreen, but you will find it in different shaped shaker jars and will need to use a dark brush to apply.  We will plenty of fabulous options, just not this one that we fell in love with at the start of mineral powder sunscreen journey.

You can find all our sunscreen options here:

http://www.queenbeesauce.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=45&zenid=41613a92bd739d5f04465f47627db2b1

There are about 50 units left April 28th.  When those are gone, that is it.  If you are smart, you will stock up now while supplies last.

Queen Bee Skin Care is an organic skin care company that formulates and manufactures products in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.  Selling specialty skin care items online for years, some of which have been featured in the Denver Post, Amazon and Dr Oz’s popular daytime TV Show.  Specializing in botanicals packed with phyto-nutrients from flower and seed oils that nourish your skin and spirit!   Like us on facebook!  To purchase your favorite organic skin care items, you can shop online at www.QueenBeeSkin.com or give us a buzz at 970-316-buzz.

Finally plant derived Ceramide treatment available from Queen Bee Organic Skin Care

ceramide-spritz-300x283Ceramides are in the skin care news often these days, with proof that this critical part of our barrier needs a little boost as we age.  If you think about your skin in parts, you can image the skin cells are being held together with a binding agent.  That binding agent contains three parts and a very important part in allowing flexibility and strength in our skin come from ceramides.  There is lots of new research showing that we can use topically applied ceramides to restore the health of our skin.

Recently, Dr Oz did a show with plastic surgeons where he mentioned phyto ceramides in pill form as a great new anti-aging product.  This got us researching again and we are happy to report that our new spritz is vegan and also paraben free.

Our phyto ceramide night time repair spritz will send you to heavenly dreams with this high top note scent including jasmine, ylang ylang and rose.  The ceramide complex will work all night restoring structive to the layers of the skin.  In our product, they are enhanced with allantoin which works which stimulates cell growth and repair while simultaneously depressing inflammation

Most ceramides come from animal fat such as sheep’s wool making it a product that Queen Bee avoided.  Our new partner in Germany makes this product possible by providing us a phyto-ceramide product which restores the protective barrier function of the skin.  It is ideal for aging skin, dry skin and sensitive skin.  This new ceramide complex offers enhanced delivery and exchange of skin lipids and is non-animal based cholesterol (vegetal-derived, semi-synthetic cholesterol).

We hope you will consider adding this to your night time routine.  Give it a couple weeks and see if you can see the same visual improvement in your skin that we can see with our tester group here in Pagosa Springs and Boulder.

Queen Bee Skin Care is an organic skin care company that formulates and manufactures products in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.  Selling specialty skin care items online for years, some of which have been featured in the Denver Post, Amazon and Dr Oz’s popular daytime TV Show.  Specializing in botanicals packed with phyto-nutrients from flower and seed oils that nourish your skin and spirit!   Like us on facebook!  To purchase your favorite organic skin care items, you can shop online at www.QueenBeeSkin.com or give us a buzz at 970-316-buzz.

Bee Organic Mock Retin A back in stock!

bee-organic-300x218That is right.  We know you love this little magic night cream.  The beehive is heavenly scented with pink grapefruit and ylang ylang in the wake of a big batch!  Order now, it goes fast.

Thank you for your patience while we experience growing pains and have run short on a couple of our items.  We appreciate your bizzness and would be happy to ship out some Bee Organic Mock Retin A if you would like one.  We also have tons of the sample size of this baby now in the jars too!

Queen Bee Organic Skin Care formulates and manufactures products in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.  They have been selling specialty skin care items online for years, some of which have been featured in the Denver Post and Dr Oz’s popular daytime TV Show.  Specializing in botanicals packed with phyto-nutrients that nourish the skin and spirit!  You can find Queen Bee on facebook too!  To purchase your favorite organic skin care items, you can shop online at www.QueenBeeSkin.com or give us a buzz at 970-316-buzz.

Spritz Spritz Spritz my little honeybee

sprtiz-refill2-283x300As we age, we all need a little restoring both the water levels and the lipids in our skin.  The hydro spritz is a simple way for ladies on the go to treat their skin to a rejuvenating pick me up.  It plumps your skin and is soothing your skin at the deepest levels.  The spritz has gained popularity in the last few months allowing us to add a refill size.  It is a four ounce bottle of our precious perfumed plumper!

So now you can feel like a Queen anytime you like with a fresh spritz.

http://www.queenbeesauce.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10&products_id=541

Enjoy!

Queen Bee Organic Skin Care formulates and manufactures products in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.  They have been selling specialty skin care items online for years, some of which have been featured in the Denver Post and Dr Oz’s popular daytime TV Show.  Specializing in botanicals packed with phyto-nutrients that nourish the skin and spirit!  You can find Queen Bee on facebook too!  To purchase your favorite organic skin care items, you can shop online at www.QueenBeeSkin.com or give us a buzz at 970-316-buzz.