Del Brown Approved!

The ingredient-scrutiniser, Del Brown has a passion for natural & organic, chemical free skincare. Researching ingredients and talking with the manufacturers. "Free YOUR skin now!" with skincare free from petrochemicals, sulphates, parabens, phthalates, glycols, PEGs, DEAs, mineral oil, synthetic polymers, synthetic fragrance or colours. All personally researched, tried, tested and Del Brown Approved!


Bee Inspired Natural Lip Balm


Bee Inspired Natural Lip Balm – 5ml £4.50

Some people are literally addicted to lip balms, applying them hourly throughout the day. Does this sound like you?  If so, check the ingredients to see if it contains petroleum. Petroleum based products can cause lips to dry out even faster than usual, hence the need to keep re-applying.

Petroleum is literally petrol, yes the same stuff that powers your car.  Petrol is of course a natural product, but once it has been extracted, refined and processed, it is then used in cheap synthetic cosmetics.  One downside of petroleum is that it creates a barrier effect on the skin, literally suffocating the pores where it is applied.  The jury is still out as to the possible side effects of using petroleum based products, some studies suggesting it is a carcinogenic.  All the while there is a question mark over the ingredient, I shall be avoiding it.


So if you are looking for a simple, fragrance free, quality lip balm, look no further.  This lip balm from Bee Inspired contains just three 100% natural ingredients.  Sweet almond oil, beeswax and vitamin E oil.  That’s it.  No perfumes, no colourings, no preservatives and of course, petroleum free.  Made with bees wax produced from their own bee hives, Bee Inspired create small batch products by hand, using natural ingredients and without cruelty to animals.


Not everyone wants a lip product with a fruity fragrance, so being fragrance free, both men and women feel comfortable using it.  Unlike petroleum based lip balms that just form a barrier on the skin, the natural oils and bees wax in this product penetrate deep into the skin, hydrating dry lips and making them feel soft and comfortable.

This easy to use, fuss free lip balm is a winter essential and fully Del Brown Approved!

Ingredients: prunus amygdalus dulcis, beeswax, tocopherol

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Bee Inspired Fab Face Cream – Bergamot, Sandalwood and Pine


Bee Inspired Fab Face Cream – Bergamot, Sandalwood and Pine – 50ml (£18.00)

Bee Inspired are a small, natural skincare company, based in Surrey in the UK.  They are also Beekeepers with over 20 years experience. They harvest beeswax and honey from their own hives and use it in their natural skincare products. This is their ‘fab face cream’, which comes in an easy to use airless pump dispenser.


The main and base ingredients in the moisturiser are emulsifying wax NF, which provides a thick, glossy texture and helps to combine the oils. Coco butter, which is extracted from the cocoa bean and is used to make chocolate. It has a velvety texture and is highly moisturising. Then we find three hydrating and soothing oils; sweet almond, rice bran and castor oil.

Two key ingredients in this moisturiser are homemade beeswax and honey, both extracted from their own hives.  In the photograph below, you can see three of their actual bee hives.  The beeswax provides the skin with a natural protective barrier, sealing in moisture. Whilst honey is full of antioxidants and is naturally antibacterial, so great to help keep the skin healthy and in good condition.

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Finally in the ingredients list we find vegetable based glycerin and essential oils of bergamot, sandalwood and pine needle. These three essential oils combine to create a subtle woody, warm aroma, making it popular with both men and women looking for a moisturiser without a floral fragrance.

One pump delivers the perfect amount to fully moisturise your entire face, making this 50ml pot last a long time.  The texture is quite waxy, which is different to most other cream moisturisers. The cream quickly breaks down when smoothed into the skin, making it an easy to use product.  Ideal as a day time moisturiser, thanks to the light consistency and non-greasy finish.

Ingredients: Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol and Polysorbate 60 (emulsifying wax NF), Theobroma Cacao, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis, oryza Sativa, Ricinus Communis, Beeswax, Honey, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Citrus Bergamia Oil, Santalum Album Oil, Pinus Sylvestris Oil contains naturally Linalool + Limonene

A tin of lip balm from Burts Bees

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Burts Bees Beeswax Lip Balm – 8.5g (£4.99)

If you’re a person who thinks artificial strawberry smelling lip seals are really good, then ignore this recommendation altogether! If you love to smother your lips in Vasaline AKA petrochemicals, heed these next words of advice.. STOP IT!!  Instead, try this little tin of 100% natural goodness from Mr Burt’s Bees.

Pop open the tin, rub a digit around in circles to create a bit of heat, enough to melt the surface layer, then smooth the almost invisible natural oil goodness onto your peeling lips.

Ingredients: cera alba (beeswax, cire d’abeille), cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, lanolin, tocopherol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil (huile de colza), limonene

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