Fed up with your skincare products delivering short-lived promises? We get it. When it comes to looking after our skin, it’s easy to get caught up in wanting instant results. But the truth is, if you really want to prioritise your skin’s health and achieve a plumped-up glow that lasts well beyond the first application, instead of reaching for quick fixes, you need to be looking for products that improve your skin’s natural repair process.
The good news is, thanks to a new innovation from Guerlain, you don’t need to compromise on instant results to achieve long-term healthy skin. After over a decade of scientific research and experimentation looking into skin damage and repair, Guerlain has reformulated its cult Youth Watery Oil (one sells every 26 seconds worldwide) to produce a skincare product that puts skin repair first. Oh, and it has some seriously impressive skin-plumping benefits, too. Introducing: Guerlain Abeille Royale Advanced Youth Watery Oil.
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Working to make the skin’s natural repairing process nine times faster, as well as increase hydration by a whopping 125%, Abeille Royale Advanced Youth Watery Oil could be the answer to our prayers. But why is skin repair so important and how does the new formulation help? This is everything you need to know…
How does it work?
Thanks to the ultra-repairing and nourishing properties of bee products, such as honey and royal jelly, Guerlain’s Abeille Royale skincare collection has become a worldwide bestseller, with Youth Watery Oil being the MVP. Originally developed in 2013, Youth Watery Oil has earned itself the nickname ‘magic oil’ amongst beauty buffs thanks to its light-as-water, rich-as-oil texture and immediate plumping, smoothing and glow-boosting properties. Through combining Commiphora oil micro-droplets (they literally melt on the skin) with bee treasures, Guerlain was able to create a lightweight oil that nourished and repaired without leaving any greasiness on the skin.
But now, with 95% naturally derived ingredients, Guerlain has dramatically amped up the repairing properties with the release of Advanced Youth Watery Oil – and we are in love. Maintaining the same luxe hydrating, plumping and smoothing results (and totally dreamy scent) as its predecessor, Advanced Youth Watery Oil is concentrated with Guerlain’s new Dynamic BlackBee Repair technology to really boost the skin’s natural repairing process.
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But why does skin repair matter?
Skin ageing is a totally natural and normal thing – whether or not you want to embrace it is completely up to you. But whatever your skincare preferences, it’s handy to know exactly what happens to our skin’s natural processes as we get older, so that you can select the right ingredients for you.
As we age, our skin’s ability to repair itself begins to slow down and you’ll need to put your science hats on to understand why. Essentially, the skin is connected to the brain by hundreds of thousands of nerve fibres. Researchers at Guerlain and Neuron Experts discovered that the skin repairs itself five times faster when the nerve endings are present in the epidermis. However, with age, stress and sun exposure, the nerve cell endings shorten and the connection weakens, causing a decline in the skin’s ability to repair itself. And so we have what cosmetic scientists call neuro-ageing.
Utilising a blend of four precious honeys and royal jelly, Guerlain’s new Dynamic BlackBee Repair technology works to speed up the skin’s natural self-repair mechanism by boosting the connections between the skin and the neuronal cells three times over. Plump, healthy-looking skin: incoming.
What makes these bee ingredients so special?
While honey and royal jelly might not seem like the most cutting-edge beauty discoveries (their repairing powers have been used for thousands of years), Guerlain has dedicated over a decade of high-tech research to finding the most effective ingredients. And we don’t say this lightly.
Guerlain’s Beelab is an international research platform, headed up by renowned scientific figures in bees, bee products and skin repair. Rich in antioxidant polyphenols, vitamins and amino acids, the four honeys that Guerlain uses in its Dynamic BlackBee Repair technology come from protected, unspoilt environments with abundant biodiversity – and they’re seriously good news for our skin.
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Using pure black bee honey from Ouessant Island, France, to promote neuritic growth, Corsican honey to target neuro-inflammation, Ikaria honey to stabilise the neuronal network and Åland honey to stimulate the energy supply to the skin cells, all four used in the new Dynamic BlackBee Repair have been harvested by hand and chosen specifically for their skin-repairing properties.
OK, I’m sold. How do I use it?
Whether you want to massage it all over or use it as a glow-boosting base for makeup, you can reap the benefits of Abeille Royale Advanced Youth Watery Oil however you wish. Having said that, to get the most skin-repairing, plumping goodness out of the product, just follow this simple morning and evening youth repair ritual:
- After cleansing, press Abeille Royale Fortifying Lotion With Royal Jelly into skin to help strengthen and protect it against aggressors.
- Smooth Abeille Royale Advanced Youth Watery Oil over the face and neck, then massage using rotational movements to increase muscle tone.
- Finish up by applying Abeille Royale Double R Renew & Repair Serum to boost skin elasticity and firmness.
What about sustainability?
As an added bonus, your skin can glow the day away safe in the knowledge that your products aren’t costing the earth. Understanding the power of the precious bee for both the environment and our skin health, Guerlain is committed to sustainable bee conservation, running programmes on the importance of bee protection and dedicating a whole bunch of partnerships and initiatives to protecting biodiversity.
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To get your hands on the Abeille Royale Advanced Youth Watery Oil, head to Guerlain.com/uk