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Remember Royal Jelly cream on your grandmother’s dressing table? This classic skin care ingredient has experienced a 21st century update, and now we’re enjoying a a very close relation to royal jelly, in the form of bee propolis, chiefly in great products like Dr. Spiller Biomimetic Skin Care Propolis Day Cream.
Thanks to LiveStrong, we got to grips with this ingredient. Propolis, famously known as “bee glue,” is a sticky, waxy substance made by bees said to contain anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties. It is abundant in amino acids, antioxidants known as bioflavonoids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Propolis has been used for centuries to enhance the immune system, treat various skin conditions, aid in preventing cancer and treat viral infections such as genital herpes. Propolis can be found in capsule, oral rinse, lozenge, liquid, ointment and cream form.
Bee propolis is thought to contain anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties that have the ability to enhance and improve the immune system. In a study published in the August 2010 issue of “Phytotherapy Research,” scientists found propolis can alter or regulate the immune system. During this study, subjects who were given bee propolis showed higher levels of proteins and compounds that play a central role in regulating the immune system.
Bee propolis may have anti-tumor capabilities, making it an alternative treatment or preventative measure for cancer. In a study published in the February 2004 issue of the “American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology,” clinicians found that propolis killed the human breast carcinoma cell known as MCF-7. After participants were given a propolis extract, in just 24 hours, 13 percent of the cancer cells were obliterated. In another study five years later, published in the November issue of “BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine,” researchers found that red bee propolis significantly suppressed the vascular endothelial growth factor, which is often responsible for cancer. Therefore, researchers concluded that bee propolis contains therapeutic compounds that have the potential to prevent and help treat angiogenesis-related human diseases such as cancer.
Dr. Spiller Biomimetic Skin Care Propolis Day Cream is a gentle, but very nourishing face cream. This day cream with the unique bee active substances Royal Jelly, Propolis and sun protection factor. The reason for impure skin and acne is mostly due to a certain kind of bacterium. Propolis extract efficiently regulates the skin flora. For impure skin prone to acne and pimples as well as rather oily combination skin.