Fraser Coast Chronicle - - WEEKEND - WORDS: SALLY COATES

Some­times the great­est dis­cov­er­ies are born from ne­ces­sity. No mother wants to see their chil­dren in pain, so when Re­becca Brock’s lit­tle honey was ex­pe­ri­enc­ing se­vere skin prob­lems, she thought to her­self, “There must bee a bet­ter way!” That led to a dis­cov­ery that has helped stop swarms of suf­fer­ers feel­ing the sting of skin ir­ri­ta­tion and, in turn, left Re­becca buzzing.

“I have three pre­cious chil­dren, one of whom ex­pe­ri­enced quite se­vere skin ir­ri­ta­tion that left her un­com­fort­able and un­happy a lot of the time,” she says.

“She was red-raw from head to toe and af­ter try­ing nu­mer­ous eczema creams, steroids, nat­u­ral prod­ucts and even wa­ter, noth­ing seemed to clear or re­lieve her del­i­cate skin. I was des­per­ate to re­lieve her con­di­tion, so I be­gan re­search­ing my own so­lu­tion and that’s when I dis­cov­ered the an­swer was in my own backyard: bees!

“That is how Palilco Bee Cos­met­ics was cre­ated — named af­ter my chil­dren, Paige, Lilly and Cooper.”

Af­ter ex­ten­sive re­search Re­becca found the prop­er­ties in Aus­tralian honey and beeswax work nat­u­rally to soothe sore skin and as an added bonus, have a few other ben­e­fits too.

“Aus­tralian eu­ca­lyp­tus honey con­tains ex­cep­tional an­tibac­te­rial prop­er­ties and is burst­ing with an­tiox­i­dants which help to slow down your vis­i­ble signs of age­ing,” she says.

“The beeswax is also in­cred­i­ble as it is high in anti-in­flam­ma­tory and an­ti­sep­tic prop­er­ties and pos­sesses all the qual­i­ties as­so­ci­ated with Vi­ta­min A.

“Beeswax cre­ates a phys­i­cal bar­rier across your skin pro­tect­ing it from all the tox­ins you en­counter through­out your busy day, while still al­low­ing your skin to breathe.”

For these rea­sons, us­ing bee-prod­ucts (that’s bee by-prod­ucts, FYI) is pop­u­lar.

Burt’s Bees has ex­isted for more than 30 years and car­ries every­thing from mois­turis­ers to lip­sticks to ex­fo­liants with a hive of fol­low­ers who swear by its prod­ucts.

Mois­tur­is­ing prop­er­ties mixed with beeswax cre­ates the per­fect foun­da­tion for a long-last­ing, nat­u­ral lippy and they come in 12 shades too.

It’s safe to say bee or honey-based prod­ucts are noth­ing new, but Palilco is re­ally the first to fo­cus strongly on bee-prod­ucts for se­ri­ous skin prob­lems.

We all know some­one who suf­fers from skin prob­lems, be it eczema or pso­ri­a­sis or der­mati­tis, and the com­mon trait is they are con­stantly look­ing for a so­lu­tion.

Bees may not seem like the most sooth­ing so­lu­tion, but it’s time to give them a go.

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