I don't usually wear much make-up, and I would typically head outside either in bare face or just a bit of under eye concealer if I didn't get much sleep on the day. My years of no make-up or make-up minimalist habit has lately been shifting focus to illuminating/glowing moisturisers as part of some of my daily regime. Guerlain Abeille Royale Bee Glow Moisturizer literally brings a glow back to skin instantly upon application.
Guerlain Abeille Royale Bee Glow Moisturizer is artificially fragranced, but I've been enjoying its scent as it smells deliciously sweet and floral.
A sun-drenched nectar by the Guerlain nose Thierry Wasser: fresh and airy honeyed scents. (Source)
It's certainly not ideal for people with sensitive skin, but I haven't got any kinds of irritation including breakouts, headache or nausea, so it has been working fine with me.
Guerlain Abeille Royale Bee Glow Moisturizer is a rather dense liquid texture, it almost feels like a hybrid between a primer and hydrating dense toner.
It spreads very easily, so you only need a small amount. There isn't any alcohol driven overpowering cooling sensation, but I would say there's a bit of a sticky feel to it upon initial application if you put too much. It isn't a big issue though as the moisturiser is fast absorbing.
Once it's fully absorbed, skin just feels supple without overly sticky residue to skin. Skin reveals a natural subtle glow without too much shimmer or glitter.
Bee Glow Youth moisturizer dewy skin Abeille Royale from Guerlain, a perfecting moisturizer that provides optimum hydration for the skin and creates an ultra-radiant finish for dewy-looking skin. The skin appears smooth, hydrated and plumped. The face immediately seems younger.
- Ouessant Honey
Just 18km off the coast of Brittany is the Island of Ouessant, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with an ecosystem that is parasite-free and protected from pesticides. On this island, the Black Bee produces honey of unrivalled purity, with exceptional properties. Rich in amino acids, trace elements and high in fructose-content, this honey offers essential ingredients for the revitalization of the skin.
- Guerlain Exclusive Royal Jelly
Royal Jelly is the most precious substance to be produced by bees. It is reserved exclusively for feeding queen bees and offers regal nourishment for the skin as well. Guerlain developed its own Exclusive Royal Jelly in order to guarantee its quality and purity. This Royal Jelly is rich in exceptional nutrients and is a natural source of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and vitamins. It is produced in a protected environment and offers exceptional benefits for the skin.
- Moroccan Honey
Moroccan Euphorbia honey is produced by the Yellow Saharan bee from Euphorbia echinus flowers and it has properties that are known for their effectiveness on skin firmness and elasticity*
*In vitro test on ingredients
- Skin is quenched* 98%
- Skin is plumper* 98%
- Skin is smoother* 98%
- Skin is more radiant* 95%
- Skin looks dewy* ** 98%
*Immediate results after self-assessment carried out by 60 women in China.
AQUA (WATER) • GLYCERIN • PROPANEDIOL • ALCOHOL • MEL (HONEY) • VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER • PENTYLENE GLYCOL • PHENOXYETHANOL • CELLULOSE • POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-6 • AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT • PPG-26-BUTETH-26 • TOCOPHERYL ACETATE • PARFUM (FRAGRANCE) • SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE • PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL • SODIUM CITRATE • CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) • BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-2 • ROYAL JELLY • SODIUM HYALURONATE • XANTHAN GUM • CARAMEL • PEG-7 GLYCERYL COCOATE • HYDROLYZED SOY FLOUR • CITRIC ACID • SODIUM METABISULFITE • LIMONENE • BENZYL SALICYLATE • POLYQUATERNIUM-7 • GERANIOL • TIN OXIDE • HYDROXYCITRONELLAL • CI 19140 (YELLOW 5) • ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE • CITRONELLOL • LINALOOL • METHYLSILANOL TRI-PEG-8 GLYCERYL COCOATE • BHT • CI 14700 (RED 4) • TOCOPHEROL
To be honest, there are many illuminating moisturisers and make-up primers in the market, and even more so nowadays as 'glowing look' has been on trend. Just like its name, Guerlain Abeille Royale Bee Glow Moisturizer does give an instant buildable dewy glow along with natural light reflected skin without further highlighter or foundation on top. Over the past years, I have personally been struggling to find a good lightweight moisturiser for my mostly normal skin that gives enough hydration longevity without adding further heaviness in texture.
Guerlain Abeille Royale Bee Glow Moisturizer works brilliant if you're searching for a 3-in-1 versatile product (moisturiser + make-up primer + finisher) without compromising its lightweight texture and warm pearlescent natural glow. If you get caught in the situation where it doesn't give you much room to use any make-up, I would say that Guerlain Abeille Royale Bee Glow Moisturizer is very convenient as it simply enhances the look and feel of skin. Personally I've noticed that it also works great as a finisher, especially during traveling in the plane as it adds more hydration alongside glow to skin. I would say that Guerlain Abeille Royale Bee Glow Moisturizer is well worth trying😎
Where to buy
- Chanel Hydra Beauty Camellia Water Cream (Illuminating hydrating fluid)
- Chantecaille Nano Gold Firming Treatment
- La Prairie Cellular Radiance Perfecting Fluide Pure Gold
- La Mer Anti-aging Serums (The Concentrate/ The Regenerating/ Genaissance de La Mer/ The Lifting Contour/ The Revitalizing Hydrating)
- Sisley Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream (Plumping & Radiance)