APIVITA’s Bee Radiant line illuminates your skin with that natural “dewy” look without making your skin feel super oily and overloaded with products. What I truly love about this line is that it extracts the core foundation of APIVITA’s nomenclature by bringing it into existence with products. Derived from the Latin words Apis (bee) and Vita (life) which translates into APIVITA, “life of the bee”, the Bee Radiant collection in all three of their products contains their patented propolis extract.
Propolis comes from APIVITA’s own Beehives. Being beekeepers of their 200 beehives, APIVITA control’s the elements in which the bees are exposed. Changing their locations twice a year to accommodate the seasonal shifts of blossoms among herbs, trees and trees bearing fruit. This allows the bees to “produce honey, pollen and royal jelly free of pesticides, antibiotics and chemical residues” (APIVITA Beekeeping). By controlling the environment the bees are exposed to, APIVITA creates products without all the pollutants that can damage your skin.
Bee Radiant Age Defense Illuminating Serum with orange stem cells & Vitamin C helps to penetrate into the skin, defending it against harmful environmental stressors that age the skin. The serum, a thin, milky substance, resembling the texture, consistency and color of the inside of a milk thistle stem, glides on smoothly into the skin. A strong, masculine aroma mixes well with the vitamin C blends of bergamot, green tangerine, grapefruit and the orange stem cells that made my skin smell fresh as the products absorbed into my skin. As soon as it touched the skin, it illuminated it, rid any dull, lackluster, tired looking skin from my face. Designed to treat fine lines and combat external elements that prematurely age the skin, I knew my skin was in good hands. It left my skin feeling moisturized and hydrated from the wild rose tea that is infused within it.
BEE RADIANT Age Defense Illuminating Serum receives 5.0 Stars!APIVITA 5-Action Eye Serum was tricky at first for me to use. The serum was extremely thin the first few times that I pumped it out to use around my eyes. I tried to catch the serum as it drizzled off of my pinky and placed it around the orbitals of my eyes. My eyes didn’t look so tired and quickly awoke as I continued rubbing in the serum. It didn’t take long for my eyes to soak in the serum.
APIVITA calls the eye serum 5-action because it delivers 5 actions to the skin: 1.) Firmness 2.) Smoothed Wrinkles 3.) Hydration 4.) Signs of Fatigue and 5.) Dark Circles. The tackiness within the serum creates both the firmness around the eye and the adds the hydration to the eyes that they need. The smoothness around the eyes is created by the copper complex ingredient that helps against aging the skin and helps to treat fine lines. The tiredness and dark circles are treated by the white lily and ginseng that help to produce the illuminating look around the eyes.
I found by my third time I used the serum, to shake the bottle first. After I shook the bottle, the ingredients blended together and when I pumped out the serum, it came out in a more thick, creamy substance which was ideal to apply around my eyes.
5-Action Eye Serum receives 4.0 Stars.
I really liked the ingredient components that made Bee Radiant Age Defense Illuminating Cream with Orange Stem Cells (Light Texture). Made with the same ingredients as the Bee Radiant Age Defense Illuminating Serum with orange stem cells & vitamin C, the Illuminating Cream delivers the same age-defying properties that help to fight against environmental pollutants and premature aging and comes in both light texture for oily skin and rich texture for dry skin.
Milky in color, texture similar to pudding, the Bee Radiant Cream felt nice in my fingertips but once when I started applying it into my skin, the cream became harder to rub in. I had to continue rubbing the cream, over and over into the skin, waiting for the heat from application to warm up the product to melt into my skin. I used a smaller amount the second and third time for applying it and had the same result every time. Although when it was once applied, my skin was radiant, illuminated in the mirror and felt like a matte texture on my fingers but looked dewy and glowed beautifully.
I love creams placed in jars because they look like the classic, retro “cold cream” the fashionable, glamour cream. APIVITA shines in elegance as always when it comes to packaging. The only thing that was missing from this packaging was a reusable applicator. I had an applicator that I used when I retrieved the product from the jar. This keeps the product free from cross-contamination of using fingers.
Other than the hard application of the cream into the skin and a reusable applicator for sanitation purposes, this product stays true to its name and illuminated my skin with age defensive properties.
*Skincare tip: A little bit goes a long ways. More bang for your buck!
BEE RADIANT Age Defense Illuminating Cream with Orange Stem Cells Light Texture
Receives 3.o Stars
The BEE RADIANT line is a great anti-aging line and the skin receives the best results by using all 3 products together.