Abeille Royale: Guerlain's Luxury Skin Therapy

No one does skincare better than luxury brands, and when it comes to honey-based skincare, no one does it better than Guerlain. Guerlain creates a luxury difference with their skincare products thanks to a rare type of bee only found in France that produces the purest honey. However, that’s not the only exclusive skincare ingredient that Guerlain uses! 

We’ve already scratched the surface when it comes to the fantastic benefits of honey on skin - so it’s no wonder why Guerlain would want to include it as a star ingredient in luxury skin care. 

Guerlain Abeille Royale Youth Watery oil 50ml bottle on white background

Guerlain Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil | $206
An incredibly lightweight oil that captures all the benefits of Ouessant Honey and royal jelly for skin.

The Royal Difference

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The Guerlain Abeille Royale line (that’s french for ‘Royal Bee’) features two amazing bee derived skincare ingredients: honey and royal jelly. On their own, they're already amazing skincare ingredients, but combined, they bring all of these benefits to the table:

  • Encourage collagen production
  • Protects skin from environmental stress
  • Increases skin hydration
  • Soothes irritated skin
  • Brightens pigmentation & dull skin
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
  • Banishes breakout-causing bacteria
  • Reverses the signs of sun damage

Interested yet? It's for all these benefits (and probably more) that Guerlain uses these skincare ingredients to make your skin look and feel amazing - with a luxury difference.

So now that we know why Guerlain’s chosen honey and royal jelly, we need to take a look at the exact kind of honey they’ve chosen. What sets Guerlain apart from the rest is where their ingredients come from - and for that, we’ll need to head to a little island just off the coast of Brittany, France.

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Guerlain Abeille Royale Night Cream | $255
A nourishing overnight cream that helps skin to rejuvenate, improving plumpness and elasticity.

The Purest Honey: Ouessant Honey

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Ouessant Island is a UNESCO reserve, which speaks volumes about the untouched, natural beauty of the island. According to Guerlain, it’s one of the purest ecosystems in the world - something that makes a huge difference to the quality of honey. 

The bees that produce this honey are a subspecies of black bee (Apis mellifera mellifera) that only live on this island. Because the bees only harvest what’s nearby, with minimal pesticides and pollutants, they produce some of the purest honey in the world - so it’s no wonder that Guerlain wanted to add their honey and royal jelly to their skincare! 

But here’s the thing - Guerlain isn’t just taking the royal jelly and honey without thinking of sustainability for the future.  The French luxury company entered a partnership with the Ouessant Brittany Black Bee Conservation Association, ensuring continuous funding to protect the black bee population and support much needed research.

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Guerlain Abeille Royale Mattifying Day Cream | $218
A day cream perfect for oily to combination skin types who still want all the benefits of Ouessant Honey and royal jelly. 

Their focus on sustainability ensures there’s always going to be enough honey for their amazing Abeille Royale line - creating the ultimate luxury difference. Guerlain’s Thierry Wasser puts it best: “We don’t just purchase incredible, inspirational raw materials, we purchase them from someone.” 

Guerlain’s unique understanding of the quality of their ingredients and how to source them combines sustainability and luxury into exceptional luxury skincare

Now that you know what makes The Luxury Difference for Guerlain’s Abeille Royale line, will you be trying it anytime soon?

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Alexis Adrienne

Alexis Adrienne

Alexis Adrienne is a passionate beauty writer with over 10 years of experience. She’s incredibly keen on all things skincare, makeup and cosmetics, with a fingertip on the pulse of the latest global beauty trends at all times.

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