What’s the big beauty buzz this week? THERAPI arrives at Being Content!
We love a bee-autiful brand and we couldn’t be more excited about Therapi.
Why? Because Tanya Hawkes’ new bee beauty brand has just launched at Being Content – perfectly timed to coincide with The Soil Association’s Organic Beauty Weekend – and we think you’ll love her Soil Association-certified range (can we quickly add that Tanya gives back 5% of sales to bee conservation – love that!)
Here’s the low down…
3 Capsule Collections : 3 Skin Types
Rose Otto Normal/dry skin/mature skin – Nourishing
Orange Blossom Also known as Neroli, for normal skin types – Balancing
Lemon Myrtle This Purifying range is designed for oil/combination skin
Simple is beautiful
Plus, there’s an extra Treatment Product, The Propolis + Ultra-Radiance Cream in the Rose Otto range for the face, neck and décolletage (as they say in the French spas) – think of this Radiance Cream as extra backup for skin when you need to call in a targeted product to deliver a major radiance boost/overhaul/or acts too dry. The ingredients label reads like a dream, full of nourishing oils of rosehip and rose, enriching honey and organic propolis to promote skin renewal and natural radiance.
To find out more about the Radiance Cream, have a look HERE
“Honey is Nature’s liquid gold, a precious elixir containing the nutritious nectar and therapeutic essences of a thousand flowers in just a single drop”
– Tanya Hawkes, beekeeper and Therapi founder
Never underestimate the power of a good cleanser!
Introducing Therapi’s new 3-skin-type cleansing trio
A Closer Look…
Cleanse…THE ORGANIC HONEY GEL CLEANSERS
Therapi’s delicious wash-off gels are made with 11% honey, naturally cleansing yucca extract and nourishing sea buckthorn, to cleanse and purify without drying the skin and as honey is a natural humectant, these cleansers cleanse nicely but they’ll also help keep skin “dewy”. If you have combination/oily skin which is acting up, have a look at The Lemon Myrtle Cleanser – every ingredient in it is targeted to specifically balance and “sort” this type of skin.
The Three Toners
Tone…THE ORGANIC HYDRATING TONERS
Tanya formulated her toners to harness the pure essence of organic flowers and tone, balance, nourish and hydrate. Keep one at your desk or by the kitchen table (aka your beauty antidote to central heating/warm air fan season). Even though the British autumn/winter can be wet, the indoors office climate is a whole other story and these conditions dry out skin day in, day out. Tanya also recommends using the Toner as a moisturiser for oilier skin so that’s another tip.
Therapi’s three new “honey hydrators” and the Propolis Ultra-Radiance Cream (far right)
Moisturise….THE ORGANIC MOISTURISERS
Therapi’s concentrated nourishing moisturisers combine skin-loving honey, cold-pressed organic oils, bioactive plant extracts and natural butters to work in synergy with different skin types.
You might like…?
The Lemon Myrtle Anti-Bacterial Toner, £25, is 99% organic. Astringent witchhazel, purifying extracts of lemon myrtle and grapefruit tone and refine skin to help keep it clear and unblemished and you can also use it, conveniently, as a skin spritzer during the day.
The Rose Otto Cleanser. Tanya has formulated this cleanser for normal/dry skin with rose otto, geranium, aloe vera, yucca, bergamot and of course honey extracts, plus the always brilliant sea buckthorn oil (loaded with omega 9!) which grows wild along parts of the British coastline, as well as abroad. (Aka Hippophae Rhamnoides for Latin buffs).
The Rose Otto Honey Gel Cleanser, formulated for normal/dry skin
View the rest of Therapi’s brand new range HERE
Therapi donates at least 5% of its profits to bee conservation projects
5 Reasons bees are our greatest allies
- For thousands of years, they have provided us with honey for sweetness, propolis for medicine and beeswax for light; precious commodities that were highly prized before the arrival of refined sugar, antibiotics and electricity.
- There are about 25,000 different bee species in the world and they live on every continent except Antarctica. Now we understand that bees pollinate 75% of our main food crops and are essential not only to the biodiversity of our planet but also to our very survival.
- Bees have co-evolved with plants over millions of years and have become sophisticated organic chemists, converting the nectar and pollen from flowers into highly nutritious compounds.
- Bees are a litmus paper – the proverbial ‘canary-in-the-coalmine’ for the health of the planet. Alarmingly, in some industrialised nations bees are facing extinction – the consequences hardly bear thinking about so it’s up to us to act! In Britain alone, 20 bee species have already become extinct and a quarter of those that remain are on the ‘Red List’ of threatened species so bee conservation has become an urgent priority.
- Honey is a powerful anti-bacterial ingredient that is excellent for treating acne, as well as reducing redness and inflammation – it’s skin-nourishing and a fabulous humectant, too.
In economic terms alone, losing bees and the pollination they provide would cost UK farming an estimated £1.8 billion a year.
Did you know that APPLES, PEARS, CHERRIES, RASPBERRIES, STRAWBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES, BEANS, TOMATOES, CUCUMBERS even AVOCADOS and COFFEE are all bee pollinated? And that’s just for starters…
So what can/should we (all) do?
- Support natural rather than intensive beekeeping
- Join The Friends of the Earth campaign The Bee Cause
- Buy organic food & support the work of the Soil Association
- Plant bee-friendly plants, bee-friendly flowers and native trees
- Stop using pesticides, fungicides and herbicides in farming
- Stop using pesticides, fungicides and herbicides in in our own gardens
- Join Conservation Trusts which create and preserve Wilderness areas
- Join a local initiative such as a local wildlife group in your area
- Join a national initiative such as ‘Plantlife’, ‘Buglife’, ‘Landlife’ or ‘River of Flowers’
Behind the buzz: The Therapi Story
Therapi founder Tanya Hawkes has been keeping bees for 25 years, and Therapi came about after she set up Apples & Pears Apiaries in 2006, making honey and beeswax products. After years of research into the healing benefits of honey and propolis, she launches Therapi this week and as big bee supporters we’re thrilled to see Therapi at Being Content, the perfect home for this organic new brand.