Beauty Secrets From The Mekong Delta in Vietnam- Royal Jelly
Royal jelly as a beauty product? Sounds more like a royal mess to me.
While I was in Vietnam visiting the Mekong Delta, I visited a bee farm and learned a bit about honey and…… jelly. That is, royal jelly in its most natural and freshest form not in the capsule form you most often see in stores.
I was told by my guide and reassured that the use of royal jelly in its natural form on the face for skin care would change my skin dramatically after using it nightly.
I love a challenge and I’m always up for new beauty secrets, so I bought a tiny little tub he convinced me should last well into a year.
He was right about it changing my skin. It really worked. I noticed a visible difference in the smoothness, the clarity and overall freshness my skin had. I looked younger. I really could see a dramatic change. The only downfall is that, it is jelly….. and jelly is messy. It’s a bit sticky and soon dries up after its application, but sleeping in it can make you a bit self conscious. I stuck to the bed pillow more than once and woke up feeling like a dust magnet. And the tiny tub didn’t last me years. It only lasted me a couple of months, but then again…..maybe I was using too much of it. Maybe that’s why I was sticking to the bed pillow.
After researching the properties in royal jelly, I found it contains many positive elements that would benefit the skin such as vitamins A, B1,B2, B6, B12, D, E, Folic acid, Nicotinamide, Pantothenic acid, Minerals and 17 kinds of Amino acids. It also contains acetyl choline, enzymes and 10-Hydroxy-Decenoic acid. Now it makes sense.
Name: Fresh Royal Jelly
Cost: Somewhere between $5 and $10 an oz.
Where to buy: The Mekong Delta, beauty supply stores and online FRESH ROYAL JELLY 4-OZ
YS Royal Jelly/Honey Bee – Royal Jelly Super Ultimate Strength, 20.3 oz gel
- “Honey, I Supersized the Queen” (sangaaa.wordpress.com)
- Beehive products have health, beauty benefits (sfgate.com)