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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth Ready

The Power of Upcycled Ingredients: Sustainability in Your Skincare

At Bee Cosmetics, we are thrilled to announce that we have started to incorporate upcycled ingredients into our products! As part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility, we believe that using upcycled ingredients is a significant step forward in reducing waste and promoting a healthier planet.


What are Upcycled Ingredients and Why Are They Better for the Environment?

Upcycled ingredients are materials that would otherwise be discarded but are repurposed to create high-quality products. By using parts of plants and fruits that are often thrown away, we can reduce waste and make the most out of our natural resources. This process not only minimises environmental impact but also helps conserve energy and reduce the carbon footprint associated with producing new materials.


How Are Ingredients Upcycled?

The upcycling process involves collecting by-products from various industries—such as the food industry—that are rich in valuable nutrients and compounds. These materials are then processed and refined to extract beneficial components that can be used in skincare formulations. For instance, seeds from fruits and vegetables, which are usually discarded, are cold-pressed to obtain nutrient-rich oils.


Is the Quality Impacted When Using Upcycled Ingredients?

One common concern is whether upcycled ingredients compromise the quality of skincare products. The answer is a resounding no! Upcycled ingredients are carefully processed to retain their beneficial properties. In fact, they often contain high levels of vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids, making them just as effective, if not more so, than their non-upcycled counterparts. At Bee Cosmetics, we ensure that all our ingredients, whether upcycled or not, meet the highest standards of quality.

Upcycled oil pouring

Which Ingredients Do We Use That Are Now Upcycled?

We are proud to share that the following ingredients in our product range are now upcycled:

  • Avocado Oil, Organic

  • Broccoli Seed Oil, Organic

  • Carrot Seed Oil

  • Pomegranate Seed Oil, Organic

  • Apricot Kernel Oil, Organic

  • Olive Extra Virgin Oil, Organic

  • Rose Water, Organic

  • Rosehip Shells Exfoliant, Organic

  • Strawberry Seed Exfoliant


These upcycled ingredients are incorporated into various Bee Cosmetics products, enhancing their effectiveness while supporting our sustainability goals.


Example: Our Organic Frankincense & Rose Facial Serum

One of our standout products, the Organic Frankincense & Rose Facial Serum, now includes three upcycled oils. This serum exemplifies our dedication to sustainability without compromising on the luxurious quality our customers love. Each product page on our website has been updated to clearly identify which ingredients are upcycled.


Our Commitment to Ethical Sourcing

We partner with trusted suppliers who share our values and commitment to ethical sourcing. Our suppliers maintain the highest standards of transparency, ensuring that every ingredient can be traced back to its source. They work closely with communities and farmers worldwide to source ingredients responsibly, supporting fair practices and positive impacts on the regions involved.


Thank you for supporting Bee Cosmetics on this exciting journey towards sustainability!


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