Core Ingredients

Hyaluronic Acid
SODIUM HYALURONATE ACID

We have sourced a natural and vegan Hyaluronic Acid for our unique Kakadu
range formulations. Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occuring sugar which is
capable of holding up to 1000 times its weight in water. It gives the skin
structure and plumpness and is one of the most powerful active ingredients
available, offering instant skin transformation.

Kakadu Plum Fruit Extract
TERMINALIA FERDINANDIANA EXTRACT

The Kakadu Plum Fruit Extract is known for having the highest natural levels of Vitamin C of any fruit in the world - 1000 times more than an orange. This supercharged ingredient stimulates collagen production and reduces the appearance of scarring and hyperpigmentation. Rich in anti-oxidants, this superfruit detoxifies the skin and fights off free radical damage caused by pollution and sun exposure, boosting skin radiance and luminosity.

Kakadu Plum Seed Oil
TERMINALIA FERDINANDIANA OIL

In addition to the benefits of Kakadu Plum Fruit Extract, Kakadu Plum Oil contains phytochemicals gallic and ellagic acids which work to restore the skin's natural barrier and encourage skin elasticity and suppleness. Additionally, gallic acid is a natural anti-inflammatory and helps to reduce redness and irritation.

Manuka Honey - Active 10+UMFTM
LEPTOSPERMUM SCOPARIUM MELS

3Bee's very own Active 10+ UMFTM Manuka Honey is the HERO ingredient in our natural skin care range. Our Manuka Honey is collected from our own 3Bee hives located between Golden Bay and Marlborough. Active Manuka Honey is world-renowned for its unique healing properties and is extremely effective as skincare ingredient. It draws moisture from the air into the skin, keeping skin hydrated and refreshed. With anti-inflammatory properties, Manuka honey helps reduce redness, heal inflamed skin and may assist in the treatment of eczema and rosacea. It also inhibits MMP (Matrix Metalloproteinases), a group of enzymes which are responsible for destroying collagen as we age.

Prebiotic
INULIN & FRUCTOSE

We have selected a natural prebiotic which assists with the stabilsation of skin microbiota. It preserves the healthy appearance of the skin and protects against harmful organisims which can cause skin imperfections and discomfort. Prebiotics are scientifcally proven to cause skin microbiata to be more resistant. When the skin barrier is healthy and functioning well, additional active skincare ingredients work more efficiently to achieve visible results. Our Prebiotic contains fructose extracted from the chicory root.

Botanical Oils

Grapeseed Oil
VITIS VINIFERA

Sourced from the Marlborough Sounds, grapeseed oil is a light, noncomedogenic emollient which is rich in skin-loving compounds including Linoleic acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and polyphenols. Collectively these compounds prevent and reverse free radical damage and signs of ageing. They fortify the skin barrier, soothe inflammation and offer a smoothing and softening effect.

Jojoba Seed Oil
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS

Jojoba seed oil is deeply hydrating, easily absorbed and anti-oxidant rich. It contains skin-loving vitamins and nutrients which encourage soft, smooth and glowing skin.

Rosehip Oil
ROSA MOSQUETA

Rosehip Oil has perfectly balanced pH and a superfine consistency which makes it suitable for all skin types as it is lighter, drier and easily absorbed. Instantly hydrating, it has a molecular structure similar to the skin's natural oil (sebum) and helps with regulating oil production while providing vital anti-oxidant nutrients such as Vitamins C and A.

Sunflower Seed Oil
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS

Sunflower seed oil is a natural emollient which helps skin retain its moisture. Also high in vitamin E, it helps trap moisture inside skin cells to keep skin hydrated. High in antioxidants, sunflower seed oil can help with preventing the adverse effects of sun damage to the skin as it protects collagen and elastin.

Skin Conditioners

Aloe Butter
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT & COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL

Aloe butter is a combination of pure Aloe Vera extract in a creamy coconut oil base. This blend allows us to add Aloe Vera to our skincare products without the need for additional preservatives or emulsifiers. Aloe butter contains all the key properties of Aloe Vera: soothing, cooling and hydrating. Aloe Vera helps maintain moisture balance and sooth sensitive or irritated skin.

Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan, Palmitate & Sorbitan Oleate

These natural emollients interact with the human hydrolipidic film to promote correct barrier function and provide skin hydration. This combination has been created to support green chemistry philosophy, meeting EcoCert requirements.

Cetearyl Olivate & Sorbitan Olivate

These natural emulisifers provide lightweight yet intensive hydration and promote skin luminosity. Sourced from raw materials which conform to EcoCert standards of ecological and organic cosmetics.

Glycerin

Glycerin works to increase moisture in the skin and locks it to keep it supple.

Olive Squalene
SQUALENE

Squalene acts as a moisture barrier for the skin and is an antioxidant assisting with skin protection and damage repair.

Shea Butter
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII

Shea Butter is a lipid extracted from the nuts of the African Karite tree (Vitellaria paradoxa). Shea butter is well known for its superior moisturising and nourishing properties. Rich in vitamins A & E, Shea butter helps to keep skin supple and healthy.

Vitamin E
TOCOPHEROL

Vitamin E helps to nourish and protect skin against environmental free-radical damage and acts as a natural preservative. Our Vitamin E is derived from vegetable oils.

Viscosity & Preservation

CAESALPINIA SPINOSA GUM

This natural gum derived from the seeds of the Tara tree acts as a thickening, stabilising and texturising agent.

SCLEROTIUM GUM & XANTHAN GUM

This blend of natural, EcoCert approved texturisers are used to add viscosity.

TRIETHYLCITRATE, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, BENZOIC ACID

Natural Fragrance

CITRONELLOL, LINALOOL & LIMONENE

Plant-based essential oils used to provide sweet, floral and citrus notes.