Review: Bee Nature hand & nail cream

A while ago, a young 100% Belgian company mailed me some samples for their hand and nail cream. Bee Nature has a product line that is based on Belgian honey and plant extracts. Next to the hand cream they also sell lip balm, body lotion, facial cream, shower milk, soap and shampoo. Their packaging is kind of special and eco-worthy, as you can see in the picture at their website.


I was excited to try something from them as in an eco lifestyle using local companies is of course something I’d like to do. However, I find there are not a lot of Belgian based products that are truly natural and organic.

Ingredients: 




No animal testing.

The test

I’ve actually waited for my hands to become rough and dry due to the winter cold to test this. The cream is very light and is well absorbed into my skin. Little goes a long way with this. It leaves no greasy film on the hands, so that’s definitely very nice. After putting it on my hands have a subtle glow to them, but what stands out is that my nails are very shiny. It looks like they were polished, so that’s nice.


Aroma:

The smell isn’t like that of a typical hand cream. It’s more of a sweet smell which I guess the honey mixed with the other ingredients has to do with. After rubbing the cream in my hands, the smell got too much for me, but that’s very personal as I cannot stand a lot of aroma’s due to my migraines. So smells can get too heavy for me quickly. Also, I’m usually not a big fan of heavy, sweet perfumes to begin with. Bee Nature’s website says all perfumes used in their products are natural, so that’s a plus.

Conclusion: 

The idea of making a product-line based on honey is something I love. Honey is an amazing product of nature which has nurturing, softening and antibacterial effects. I think there are great ingredients in this product, like the aloe vera and different great oils like olive, avocado and shea, however the benzyl alcohol is something I normally avoid as it can be irritating. Bee Nature states 98,88% of the hand cream ingredients to be of natural origin, and 73.80% of that is organic. In my search to go back to nature I like my products to be 100 percent natural, but I know there are a lot of others out there who are not as strict, and for them this can make a decent hand cream without parabens or mineral oil.

*PR sample provided to me for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

8 comments:

  1. Dear Sofie,

    I really thank you for your post.
    I hope you plan to test others products of the brand.
    If you have any question, please feel free to contact me.

    Best Regards,

    Marine
    Founder of Bee Nature

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  2. Interesting review.....As I am not living too far (Netherlands), will happily pop in Belgium for some beauty shopping then! :-) x

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  3. I love the packaging! I know they're just samples, but the pink bees - cute :). I like that you waited until you had dry hands before trying this out - and it's always interesting to read about brands that I might not otherwise hear about in this country. Thank you for sharing! x

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    1. Yes, I like bright colours too :) X

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  4. The packaging is so pretty and the product sounds lovely, definitely seem like a brand that's worth trying :) x

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    1. Lovely :) thanks for stopping by! X

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