From Burt’s Bees website at www.burtsbees.com
“Royal jelly is considered to be one of the world’s most nutrient-rich substances, packed with protein and more than 100 nutrients, including:
- Essential amino acids
- Vitamins B1, B2, B5, B6, C, E
- Folic acid
We use royal jelly in many of our natural skin care products because it is known to help enhance skin’s texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Royal jelly has also been found to have antioxidant and humectant properties. We use royal jelly in our Radiance Face Care Line.
The honeybee originated in Africa, then buzzed to Europe and Asia. As many as 60,000 bees live in a colony and work harmoniously to protect the queen. Royal jelly is made by worker bees and is fed to the queen in her first days of life to ensure her growth and fertility. She’ll need it because she can live up to two years and lay 400,000 eggs a year.”