August 2015

After writing about Sea Buckthorn in my last post, I admit to forgetting about it for a while.  In one of those serendipitous happenings, I chanced to visit the Punch Bowl Country Market.

To my amazement, I discovered that they carry a skin care line called Bee By The Sea, a paraben-free, all natural skin care line based on Sea Buckthorn and unpasturized honey.

I’ve never heard of this product before, but found that it is a locally made. Andrew Wingrove cultivates his own Sea Buckthorn plants in Sundridge, Ontario, and the product is made in Barrie. The honey idea came from his father who was designing a skin care line based on honey.

IMG 6714 - Bee By The Sea Skincare Review by Kristen
Aside from the Sea Buckthorn, what impressed me about this product is the ingredient list. First, it’s short.

Next, I checked out the cyclopentasiloxane at EWG and it receives a score of 3/10, so it’s moderate-low on the hazard scale.

Otherwise, I also love the ginseng, royal jelly, and aloe.

I started by trying out the 2.5 oz/75 ml tube of body cream. This retails for $11.99 so I thought this fairly reasonable for a product with such good ingredients.

The consistency is something between a lotion and a cream. I like that as it’s not runny.  It has a faint honey scent, which is very pleasant.

Lastly, on application I found that it is a bit tacky for about 20 seconds, and then just vanishes into your skin leaving it moisturized but with no film or residue.

After using this for about 10 days, I have to say I love it!  Interestingly, I have also noticed that I feel good all around using the product. I can’t say I’ve had this reaction to a skin care product before.

As my skin seems to be dry these days, I’m looking forward to trying both the face cream, and/or the body butter, both of which are rich in coconut oil and shea butter.

Currently, Bee By The Sea is available across Canada at some pharmacies, and specialty shops. It also available across the US, and also on Amazon.  If you’re looking for a clean skin care product that’s good for your skin, consider trying Bee By The Sea!

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