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Radiance Day Creme With Royal Jelly

Reviewing: Burt's Bees Radiance Day Creme With Royal Jelly  |  Rating:
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I have always been intrigued by royal jelly. This jelly is supposed to be highly nutritive with a total of 134 vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and amino acids. It is a type of food made in hives by "worker bees" in hopes of producing "queen bees." That begs the question: why would bee food be in a face cream, and why am I slathering my neck with it?

Burt's Bees Radiance Day Creme is the third item I tried in the Essential Body Kit I received as a contest win. I was definitely drawn to its glass container with cute, grey metal top. It has a fresh scent that I really like.

I have been using this product on my neck and decolletage. There is no way in heck I would put this on my face. There is oil in it (Sesame and castor oils).

Both sesame and castor rank low on the comedogenic chart I consulted which means they have low pore-clogging probability, but my facial skin breaks out very easily, so I am oil-free all the way.

One thing I take umbrage with is how this is called a day creme, yet it contains no sun protection. Women (and men) go out during the day. They are exposed to the sun. It would have been wise if Burt's Bees included some sort of sun protection in this cream. Personally, I treat this as a night indulgence. I will wait and see if I notice any marked improvements in my skin. I observed that after applying the cream last night, my neck still felt moisturized the next afternoon.

I think that the inclusion of royal jelly in the cream makes sense. It nourishes the bees in the hives. I guess beauty "execs" figured it might nourish skin as well. And along with them, for the time being, I seem I am willing to follow suit to see if it makes a difference.