Did you know that bees are the second most studied organism on earth after human beings? Nor did I.
Normally I run when I hear a buzzing noise. It signals fear, pain and downright panic in my mind. I’ve never really considered bees as something essential to our planet and how without bees there probably wouldn’t be any gorgeous natural beauty products that I could dowse myself.
Well today that’s changing. I’m fully appreciative of the buzzy little bees zooming around because they’ve helped my skin cure itself from the crumbly mess it’s been in recently. I was at the stage of exfoliating every day and struggling to do that because my skin was so sensitive but it was also a flaky mess. I wanted a bag over my head. Then the bee angel Tanya sent me some literally amazing products to try. And then. My skin was transformed.
Therapi is a Soil Association accredited, range of honey based skincare that smells delicious and performs like you wouldn’t believe. Their ultra-radiance moisturiser is now on my list of all time fav’s and something I couldn’t do without. They donate 5% of profits to bee conservation projects (bravo) and they are experts in how to harness the power of honey into incredible products. So after trying and falling in love with the products I couldn’t wait to interview Tanya to find out more on Therapi, her thoughts on beauty and her top tips for glowing inside and out. Check out what’s buzzing in the gorgeous Tanya’s world right now.
What is Therapi and why did you set it up?
Therapi is a range of exceptionally pure, certified organic skincare products that use the healing and therapeutic benefits of honey and propolis.
Therapi was born out of my love for nature and all-natural plant-based skincare. As a passionate natural beauty advocate and beekeeper I wanted to combine the therapeutic and rejuvenating properties of honey and propolis with natural plant actives to create a range pure enough for all skin types.
Why should people choose natural/organic beauty products?
By choosing certified organic skincare your skin benefits from the purest natural ingredients that contain the highest levels of antioxidants that are grown without the use of toxic pesticides.
Soil Association certification guarantees that the ingredients are sustainable, biodegradable and contain no GMO’s or nano–particles.
Taking care of nature goes hand-in-hand with holistic wellbeing and organic beauty is better for everyone – including the bees!
What advice would you give to people who are new to natural/organic beauty?
Choosing organic beauty is a positive step towards living a healthier lifestyle. Healthy skin is beautiful skin and there are lots of gorgeous organic products on the market to choose from.
Do you have a daily beauty routine, and if so, could you share it with us?
I love the feeling of having bright, fresh skin, so I start and finish the day with my Therapi skincare ritual. I use our Orange Blossom Honey Gel Cleanser with a konjac sponge to gently cleanse and exfoliate – it gives a luxuriously soft mini-facial massage, smells fantastic and makes me happy! I always spritz with our Rose Otto Toner to plump up my skin and give it a super nutrient boost before using one of our honey moisturisers – I swap my moisturizes with the seasons. At night I use our Propolis+ Ultra Radiance Cream which is a little miracle in a pot and has been my skin salvation.
What is the best piece of beauty advice you have ever been given?
‘Joy is the best make-up’, although I absolutely love lipsticks!!!
What are your top 3 favourite beauty products?
My llia Lip Conditioner – (Bang Bang),
My W3LL People Mascara
And honey for everything!
Can you share some top tips on glowing from the inside?
I think love and happiness are the keys to most things in life – so great food, exercise (yoga), fresh air, R&R and the best company you can find.
What is the most exciting beauty invention you have seen this year?
I really love konjac sponges!
What are your plans for Therapi in the future?
We are working on some fabulous new honey-based products which we plan to bring out in the next 12-18 months and we’re involved with some exciting (top secret) creative collaborations …so watch this space!
Sentences to finish.
I love natural beauty products because… they are truly nourishing, kinder to my skin and to nature.
If I could tell my 20 something self, one piece of beauty advice, it would be… Don’t ever dye your eyelashes!
My favourite beauty quote is…I love Audrey Hepburn’s famous words:
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
My favourite beauty resource is… Content Beauty & Wellbeing
To relax I… spend time with the bees!
I LOVE that quote! What an amazing brand, lady and philosophy. If you want to find out more about Therapi then just click here. My favourite product out of the range definitely has to be the Propolis Ultra Radiance cream shown below. You can get it here.
I hope you buy some of the products and love them as much as I do. And to make you smile, a little bee joke for the day:
Why did the bee get married?
Because he found his honey!