Skincare has replaced foundation and lipsticks in place of the continued mask policies across the country. The summer skincare trends have emphasized incorporating hydrating ingredients to our lineups with a focus on vitamin C, niacinamide, glycerin, and our favorite, propolis. Propolis’s growth in popularity is for a good reason. Propolis will fight mascne before it starts, and its antibacterial properties will not let the acne win.
What Is Propolis?
Propolis is a medicinal ingredient rich in antioxidants that calms the skin and reduces the look of redness. It turns out the soothing, ultra-gentle ingredient supports skin healing and reinforces skin barrier function, making it perfect for skin damaged by acne or irritation. It’s great for acne-prone skin experiencing redness, flaking, and irritation caused by drying blemish treatments like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid.
Must have: COSRX’s Propolis Light Ampoule
One of our favorite propolis products is COSRX’s Propolis Light Ampoule, a lightweight gel serum great for repairing skin damaged by breakouts, dehydration, or irritation.
This serum contains 83.5% black bee propolis, a powerful, nutrient-rich ingredient that bees make from tree sap.
This serum helps soothe the skin, boost its natural repair processes and give skin a plumper look. It’s light enough for all skin types but especially suited to damaged, acne-prone, and sensitive skin.
This serum is part of an entire family of propolis-infused skincare products and works well with COSRX’s Propolis Synergy Toner and Propolis Light Cream to soothe and nourish the skin. Landing Tip: Propolis could also be used as a perfect base for makeup, It’s hydrating, and it will leave a dewy finish. Below you can watch Beatrice the bee from the brand COSRX explain what propolis is: