I’m a woman in my mid 30s who spends half of her days writing (hey there 👋) and the rest on a farm in all weather: beating sun, sideways rain, drying winds. To add to the topical challenges, I have fair, delicate skin thanks to the genetic blessing that is ginger hair.
Unlike my friends with double cream complexions that defy the passage of time, I’m starting to feel more like aged cheddar… only not quite so yellow.
Why so dry?
In your 30s, the skin’s production of natural moisturising factors like sebum starts to dwindle. So too does collagen.
No wonder my face is crying out for hydration, something to smooth over those fine lines that are congregating around my eyes, putting the crack into cracking a smile… I want my youthful juiceness and elasticity back!
If you’re also a person with maturing skin, who craves intense hydration and softness, who’s outside a lot or has been slack when it comes to sun protection, there’s someone I’d like you to meet.
Say hello to squalene
About ten years ago, Jill and the Bees team discovered Olive Squalene. It’s getting quite a bit of attention these days due to its unbelievable talent for healing and moisturisation, but way back then it was a pretty fringe ingredient.
The humble olive tree, Olea europaea, is magic. Its leaves are medicinal, its timber is beautiful, and we all know that drowning salads and veggies in olive oil makes you immortal.
And one of the fatty substances in olives is squalene, often hailed as “Mother Nature’s Facelift”.
Olive the benefits
Skin loves olive squalane because it’s really similar to our in-house sebum, with an array of additional perks.
- Absorbs super fast into the skin to soften and restore suppleness without leaving an oily residue.
- Oxygenates the skin and stimulates cells to regenerate, resulting in lighter brighter skin with fewer age spots and pigmentation.
- Is an active antioxidant and free radical neutraliser, visibly reducing the length and depth of wrinkles while protecting the skin from further damage.
- Instantly boosts skin’s moisture levels and seals it in for 24 hours, providing immediate and long lasting relief from dryness.
- Is non-irritating, hypo-allergenic and anti-inflammatory, safe and calming for all skin types.
- Does not clog pores, feel heavy or cause breakouts.
Get squalene on your side
If you’re thinking olive that sounds pretty neat (and are happy to tolerate my puns just a little bit longer), keep reading to learn about Beauty and the Bees Liquid Velvet Olive Moisture Boost Serum.
This product has literally saved my hide, providing all-day softness when, not too long ago, I’d be slathering on moisturiser five times a day just to allay the desiccation.
Liquid Velvet is based on French olive squalene combined with meadowfoam seed oil, wheat germ oil, apricot, peach and cherry kernel oils, camellia and rosehip. In fact, that’s the entire ingredient list right there.
As its name suggests, just a few drops equals instant velvetification.
Big moisture, no blackheads
Far from being heavy or oil, Liquid Velvet is correctly matched to your skin’s own sebum, readily absorbed into thirsty epidermal layers without clogging your pores. So in case you’ve experienced that horrible paradox of battling wrinkles and zits simultaneously, rest assured that this serum hits the sweet spot between lightness and intense hydration.
Your spirit serum?
Liquid Velvet promotes new cell growth whilst soothing skin problems, making this serum perfect for dry, sensitive skin, eczema and psoriasis.
Olive the love
What do our customers have to say? Here are some lovely reviews of Liquid Velvet.
“A super smooth nourishing kiss from the bee kingdom” ~ Shirl Cassin
“I’ve only used this serum twice so far but it’s already the best thing I’ve ever put on my face! My (38yo) skin is very dry & sensitive, I apply 5 drops of this serum on my freshly washed face & then put moisturiser on top. It’s made my skin feel super soft, it’s such a light non-greasy product and I’m excited to see how it will improve my dry skin over time” ~ Janelle
“I was slightly concerned this bottle wouldn’t last long with daily use but it’s looking like it will take a long time to finish! Leaves me with super silky skin and has helped to reduce irritation and dryness which I have struggled with previously. I’ll never go back! This serum will be on my favs list forever!” ~ Amelia Hobbs
“Could not live without this amazing product – 100% pure medicine for the skin.” ~ Michelle
“I don’t write reviews, it’s boring and takes too long but I knew I had to pull my finger out and give this serum a shout out. I use this everyday, especially after taking off the makeup from the day, it’s smooth and glides on effortlessly, a very small amount is needed and my skin absorbs it quickly, so no “ick”!! This serum is hands down my favourite, from my face and lips to my hands and even scars. I love it!” ~ Cate
“Received my order today and so happy I purchased this amazing serum. My skin is young but my under eye area has been severely damaged by chemical ridden products in the past, leaving it quite wrinkly and mature looking. I popped this serum on as soon as I opened my package and was surprised to find how quickly the lines and dryness disappeared. I can’t wait to see how it improves over time. Thanks for making another awesome product!” ~ Beth
Peruse more reviews or try Liquid Velvet Olive Moisture Boost Serum for yourself. I hope you, like me, find relief and radiance in this simple serum that’s naturally miraculous.