5% Lactic Acid + Hyaluronic Acid Exfoliating Serum

5% Lactic Acid + Hyaluronic Acid Exfoliating Serum

Reveal even, smoother, glowing skin with this 5% Lactic Acid + Hyaluronic Acid Exfoliating Serum formulation. Gentle AHA lactic acid offers mild chemical exfoliation, backed up with a blend of skin-soothing and hydrating actives to reduce inflammation potential and...

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Extra Creamy Green Clay Cleansing Balm

Extra Creamy Green Clay Cleansing Balm

This Extra Creamy Green Clay Cleansing Balm is a Bee Better version of 2017's Forest Cleansing Balm. That formula was one of the first anhydrous formulas I made with fatty thickeners and I remember being absolutely blown away by its rich, creamy, slippy consistency...

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Beginner-Friendly Salicylic Acid + Squalane Serum

Beginner-Friendly Salicylic Acid + Squalane Serum

If you've been wanting to formulate with salicylic acid but haven't been sure where to start; start here 😄 This five-ingredient Beginner-Friendly Salicylic Acid + Squalane Serum doesn't contain any water, so you don't have to worry about pH, making it super...

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Ultra-Light Summer Face Cream

Ultra-Light Summer Face Cream

If you've been looking for a lightweight summer facial moisturizer with a gorgeous, powdery, expensive-feeling finish, you can stop looking. This is it! I'm currently obsessed with this cream—I can't get over how lightweight and fancy it feels. It smells softly of...

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Brighten & Boost Facial Serum

Brighten & Boost Facial Serum

This cold-processed face serum does a whole lot of awesome things: it hydrates, brightens, reduces fine lines, evens out skin tone, boosts barrier function, soothes, softens, and might also know exactly which mango in that display at the grocery store will taste the...

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Passionfruit Pressed Oil Serum

Passionfruit Pressed Oil Serum

This four ingredient Passionfruit Pressed Oil Serum was formulated to let all the ingredients shine brightly. Made from three luxurious Brazilian ingredients and rounded out with a wonderful skin-loving antioxidant, this pressed oil serum can also be used as a...

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Natural Oil-Free Turmeric Face Lotion

Natural Oil-Free Turmeric Face Lotion

Today we're formulating up a cheery, sunshine-y bottle of Natural Oil-Free Turmeric Face Lotion. This slippy, lightweight lotion is heavy on the hydration and features anti-inflammatory turmeric extract and brightening niacinamide. Let's get making! Want to watch this...

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Brightening Hyaluronic Acid & Niacinamide Facial Serum

Brightening Hyaluronic Acid & Niacinamide Facial Serum

The two stars of this formulation are niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and hyaluronic acid; two of my favourite skin care ingredients. They team up with fragrant sweetgrass hydrosol and a few other functional ingredients to create a simple, hydrating, brightening facial serum...

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Goji & Açaí Superfood Face Cream

Goji & Açaí Superfood Face Cream

As winter drags on, my skin needs all the hydration and love I can send its way. This formulation pairs two superfood ingredients with a couple fabulously hydrating ingredients and some potent antioxidants to help my skin stay soft and moisturized in the face of dry,...

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Rosehip Oat Solid Oil Serum

Rosehip Oat Solid Oil Serum

This Rosehip Oat Solid Oil Serum formulation is a non-greasy, packaging-optional facial moisturizer starring some beautiful oils and antioxidants. The original inspiration for this formulation was Robbie Burns Day, which is tomorrow. I was thinking about Burns' "A...

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Creamy Clay Balm-to-Milk Cleanser

Creamy Clay Balm-to-Milk Cleanser

Today's Creamy Clay Balm-to-Milk Cleanser is a Bee Better update to 2016's Creamy Clay Cleansing Balm. It's a rich, slippy, gentle facial cleanser that rinses off the skin beautifully. True to the name, it's creamy and contains a hefty dose of soft white kaolin clay...

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Peppermint Beeswax Lip Balm

Peppermint Beeswax Lip Balm

If you love Burt's Bees lip balm, you should definitely try this formulation. I've been working on this project for months, testing and adjusting and comparing it to the original and circling back and trying again, and I think I've gotten really, really close. I...

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Winter Solstice Facial Cleansing Cream

Winter Solstice Facial Cleansing Cream

This silky, slippy, honey and rose scented Winter Solstice Cleansing Cream is a positively divine way to gently cleanse your skin at the darkest, coldest time of year (if you're in the southern hemisphere you might prefer this summer solstice themed formulation!)....

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Frosted Cranberry Face Cream

Frosted Cranberry Face Cream

If you subscribe to Humblebee & Me on YouTube you'll know I've been working on my first-ever glycerite (cranberry!)—and today I am incorporating that beautiful bright pink liquid into a moisturizing and soothing Frosted Cranberry Face Cream. Swoon! Want to watch...

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Candlelight Creamy Lip Scrub

Candlelight Creamy Lip Scrub

Today we're stirring up a creamy five-ingredient lip scrub that pairs beautifully with my Candlelight Lip Butter; buff away any dry skin and then spread on some rich lip butter for an indulgent lip-moisturizing experience. Let's get started! Want to watch this project...

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Frosted Cranberry Powder to Foam Facial Cleanser

Frosted Cranberry Powder to Foam Facial Cleanser

The Frosted Cranberry fun continues today with this creamy red Frosted Cranberry Powder to Foam Facial Cleanser. It's a soft, water-free cleanser that transforms into a gentle, foaming, lightly exfoliating cleanser when you work it up between your palms with a bit of...

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Candlelight Lip Butter with Hyaluronic Acid

Candlelight Lip Butter with Hyaluronic Acid

If dry winter lips are driving you up the wall, I think you will love this rich and creamy Candlelight Lip Butter with Hyaluronic Acid. It stars a base of luxurious and deeply moisturizing ingredients while also boasting lip-plumping and anti-ageing effects. Let's...

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Natural Turmeric Foaming Face Wash

Natural Turmeric Foaming Face Wash

Gently cleanse your skin with this formulation for a sunshiney Natural Turmeric Foaming Face Wash. It stars anti-inflammatory turmeric extract + two of my favourite gentle surfactants, and it positively spews bright yellow bubbles when you pump it out 😄 Let's...

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Mocha Lip Scrub

Mocha Lip Scrub

In today's edition of "I promise that's not actually food even though it looks, smells (and tastes!) like it" I'm sharing a formulation for a simple six-ingredient Mocha Lip Scrub! This decadent coffee and chocolate scented scrub is perfect for gently buffing away...

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10 DIY Sheet Masks to brighten, hydrate, and soothe

10 DIY Sheet Masks to brighten, hydrate, and soothe

One of the best superpowers you'll develop as you become a formulator is the ability to abstract a formulation—to think about it beyond what you are told it is and think about all the things it could be. Shampoo can be hand wash, conditioner can also be a creamy face...

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Mango Rosehip Solid Facial Oil

Mango Rosehip Solid Facial Oil

You'll need just six ingredients to make this cheery all-natural Mango Rosehip Solid Facial Oil. It stars two stunning lightweight emollients and it is packaging-optional, so it's a great way to reduce your packaging needs a wee bit. Making this formulation is a...

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De-Puffing Peppermint Aloe Facial Roller

De-Puffing Peppermint Aloe Facial Roller

The idea for this De-Puffing Peppermint Aloe Face Roller came to me as I was drifting off to sleep on a warm July night. It's part facial serum, part facial massage—designed to moisturize, soothe, de-puff, and cool your skin on hot summery days. A refreshing,...

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Clear Jelly Oil Cleanser

Clear Jelly Oil Cleanser

I'm pretty dang smitten with this Clear Jelly Oil Cleanser. It's an oil cleanser... but gelled... and clear! I brainstormed up a big list of creative names like "Clear the Day Away" and "Diamond Velvet Cleansing Gel", but in the end, I decided to mostly just call it...

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Super Simple Oil-to-Milk Cleanser

Super Simple Oil-to-Milk Cleanser

Today's Super Simple formulation is the most super-ly simple of the super simple formulations I've shared with just two ingredients! I've also shared two different variations and discussed how to customize it to make it as accessible as possible (and also to hopefully...

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