WHAT WE DO

We formulate skincare using natural plant-based ingredients, combined with beeswax, honey and propolis collected from our hives. We believe in the natural power of plant oils and butters, sourcing the highest quality ingredients to formulate effective and skin-friendly products. 

Elizabeth

Elizabeth Ready

is the chief formulator and maker of the products. Elizabeth is completing an advance formulations diploma to continue product innovation and introduce more exciting products

Derek

Derek Ready

looks after the beehives across Sussex and Surrey, ensuring the bees stay healthy and happy. Derek is a qualified Advance Beekeeper, with expertise judging, teaching and lecturing beekeeping

Joseph

Joseph Ready

looks after the marketing while also helping out with beekeeping and product making. Joseph became a qualified beekeeper at the young age of 12 and went onto teach beekeeping for many years

The Bees

Bees

Over one million bees produce the beeswax, honey and propolis used across the skincare range

At our core we’re beekeepers, and the health and growth of UK beekeeping is hugely important. We look after 20 plus hives scattered across Sussex and Surrey and continue to promote UK beekeeping. We’re always happy to talk about bees!

Ready Family - Bee Cosmetics

WHY WE DO IT

Our passion for bees started it all. Having caught the beekeeping bug in 2003 we quickly realised just how fascinating these creatures are. Not only are they vital for the success of most of the food we eat, they produce surplus beeswax, honey and propolis – a combination of sustainable and natural ingredients packed full of skincare benefits!

Beekeeping in spring - WBC hive

"Having sensitive skin, I decided to make my own skincare using the surplus beeswax, honey and propolis from our hives. I then quickly realised my ‘sensitive skin’ was a result of using harsh chemicals found in many mass-produced skincare. We then set out to widen our range, promote the benefits of natural plant-based ingredients and support British beekeeping along the way."

 

Elizabeth - Founder 

HOW WE DO IT

We create our own formulas and use long long-established techniques to produce skincare with the highest natural content possible. The ingredients we use and their natural skincare properties are the key to the efficacy of our products.

From our lip balms to moisturisers, our range is made in small batches at a maximum of 80 units per batch. Allowing for hand-craft, attention to detail and reduced waste. We don’t outsource production to ensure high standards throughout. We make, package and distribute every single product here in Sussex.

 

All our packaging and product containers are carefully selected to minimise environmental impact. We use glass containers wherever possible and accept used containers which we clean, sterilise and refill. All postal orders are fulfilled using recycled or recyclable packaging.

handmade natural skincare

GIVING BACK TO CHARITY

We’re in a lucky position to be able to give back to charity. We support a number of charities across the UK by gifting products, including cancer support charities and NHS key workers. We also make annual donations to Friends of the Earth and the Soil Association, who both campaign against the use of destructive pesticides and promote more sustainable farming to support our bees and other pollinators.  

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