From all the remarkable virtues nature has to offer for skin and hair care, Thracian Forest has chosen to combine the marvelous effect of those local products, known to be encompassing extra-ordinary qualities due to its Bulgarian origin. Honey is one of our local hoards and here’s what makes it stand out from the rest.
Our country has over 4000 species of herbs registered, making the Bulgarian honey one of the best honey in Europe. In fact, producers from all over the world add up Bulgarian honey to their local ones in order to enrich it in flavor and aroma.
As people have different tastes, bees also have different types of taste receptors. Two hives can stand side by side but can collect honey from different plants. Thus, their pollen is radically different from each other. This individuality makes the variety of bee products a fascinating source of natural remedies, nourishing ingredients and valuable elements.
In Bulgaria those, considered in other countries as “boutique” honey sorts, here are a mass production. While the most used in Europe is the polyfloral honey (collected from different plants), the acacia, linden and mannous honey are the most common types of this natural treasure here. Among the various sorts of “boutique” honey, one of the most popular is made of the donkey thistle, considered to stimulate male potency. This abundance of a dozen different monoflorous types of honey, along with the polyphoric, is another rare feature of beekeeping in Bulgaria.
An important distinction of native beekeeping is also the production of all the other bee products – royal jelly, bee pollen, bee poison and beeswax. Last but not least, let us mention the unique Bulgarian bee product – a mix of four bee varieties – honey, royal jelly, bee pollen and propolis. So far only in Bulgaria has one ever succeeded in combining the four types of bee products in one.
But what are the beneficial actions it has on the skin?
Honey is a natural shield against the harsh environmental impacts. It contains natural antioxidants, antifungal and antimicrobial ingredients that protect the skin from all of the severe conditions it’s exposed to on a daily basis. Honey is indispensable in the role of a cleanser, thanks to the carbon peroxide it contains. It also regulates the production of sebum in mixed and oily skin types.
The queen of beauty treatment is hydration. Honey is a strong but gentle moisturizer, capable of reviving even the driest skin or hair.
When it comes to fighting the marks of time, honey will certainly do a good job in this direction. Rich in antioxidants, the bee product neutralizes free radicals, protects from the damage caused by ultra-violet rays and thus, prevents skin ageing.
One of the essentials for keeping youth and wellbeing is smart nourishment. Providing skin cells with all of the important nutrients is as important as food for our bodies. Being rich in mineral salts, trace elements, B vitamins and amino acids, honey deeply nourishes the epidermis and accelerates repair and cell regeneration.
Another benefit of honey is that it helps against infections and does wonders in healing wounds and vanishing scars. It has antimicrobial properties that have a great effect on any problem area on the skin. Its low protein content stops the proliferation of bacteria, making it an amazing ally of anyone struggling with bacterial acne.
The same amazing effects on the skin are no less beneficial for the hair. A product with honey is the right choice for any hair that needs moisturizing and capillary fibre repair. However its sebum-regulating property allows wider intervals of shampooing. More than 180 nutritive elements deeply cleanse and nourish the scalp, successfully removing dandruff.
Bees are the best natural pharmacists who have found the magical formula to skin and hair conditioning, granting us the chance to benefit from it. And we, at Thracian Forest, have borrowed this formula in order to combine the best youth and beauty enhancing local abundance into our products.