Propolis Moisturising Gel with dried flowers

Why Is Propolis So Good For Our Skin?

There is a reason why our Propolis collection is one of our best-selling collections… It works!

Propolis is a powerful and precious extract which tends to buzz under the radar in skincare, but we are slowly seeing a growth in popularity, especially in Korean skincare. This comes as no surprise to us, as we’ve been using it for decades.

What is Propolis?

Bees are a very multi-talented species. Not only are they the creators of honey and royal jelly, but they also produce Propolis. Bees collect tree sap and mix it with beeswax, honey, and enzymes, to form Propolis. They use it to defend, protect, and sterilise their hives. In Greek ‘Propolis’ appropriately translates from Greek to ‘Defender of the City’. When used on the skin, Propolis translates to how it helps in the hive – it helps protect and support the skin! Known to help alleviate a variety of skin woes.

Why is Propolis used in Skincare?

Propolis is renowned for its natural soothing abilities, which work quickly to comfort and calm the skin. This nurturing ingredient also helps restore skin’s natural moisture barrier, whilst balancing oil production, for a healthy-looking complexion. It is also naturally rich in antioxidants to protect the skin from the damaging effects of free radicals, which can lead to dehydration, dullness, breakouts, and fine lines.   

So, if you or someone you know has sensitive, reactive, dry, or irritated skin, Propolis is the skincare saviour! Our Propolis formulas are created with these skin types in mind but can be used on (and will benefit) all skin types. Also, there are no silicones, SLS or parabens in our wonderful Propolis collection, we know many of you are huge advocates already…

Meet a few from the Propolis Collection...

Propolis Body Butter

This one snuck into the collection in 2020. Our Propolis range is so loved by our customers, we felt the only element of the collection that was missing was a deeply moisturising product to target a delicate skin type. So, SBC formulated pure indulgence for skin requiring that little extra TLC.

This rich, but non-greasy, Body Butter nurtures even the most delicate skin, with Royal Jelly, Safflower oil, Shea Butter and Vitamin E, to deeply moisturise and soothe the skin. Leaves skin silky smooth and healthy-looking, with the delicate aroma of wild honey and soft white jasmine, alongside warm amber, to leave you feeling every bit the queen bee.

Propolis Body Butter on a bathroom Sink


The Hero: Propolis Moisturising Gel

SBC’s signature formula infused with precious Propolis. This water-based, gel absorbs effortlessly into the skin and can be used on the face and entire body. It provides balanced and lightweight hydration without irritation. In a consumer test of 120 people, the following results were received:

  • 100% noticed their skin was less dry and flaky
  • 100% felt that the product helps retain a healthier-looking complexion
  • 100% felt the condition of their skin appeared improved
  • 100% reported that they would recommend to a friend
“It works miracles on the skin! No flakes, dead skin or anything! Really recommend this gel, best out of the range!”

The Propolis Hair Care:

The Propolis Shampoo and Conditioner have been specifically formulated for those with a dry, sensitive, itchy, or irritated scalp. There are no silicones, SLS or parabens in our unique formulas.

Propolis Scalp Care Shampoo

 Propolis Shampoo

Healthy-looking hair begins with a healthy scalp. The soothing and refreshing formula is enriched with naturally soothing Propolis and Ginger, with hydrating Pro-Vitamin B5, to leave your scalp soothed and healthy, with beautiful hair. The results from a consumer trial of 120 people says it all…

  • 97% said their scalp felt soothed
  • 89% said they felt the shampoo alleviated discomfort and itching on the scalp
  • 84% said the shampoo left their hair shiny and soft
  • 79% said they would recommend to a friend

Propolis Nourishing Conditioner

Enriched with three ingredients from the beehive: Propolis, Honey and Royal Jelly. This creamy formula soothes a sensitive, itchy scalp whilst nourishing and smoothing the hair. It is also enriched with Argan Oil and Pro-Vitamin B5 to soften, smooth and improve the appearance of hair’s elasticity.

Propolis Conditioner

“Love love love the shampoo and conditioner. Helps with the itch in my scalp. Leaves my coloured hair shiny, none of my past shampoos left a shine. Would recommend these products.”

“This is the best shampoo for itchy, dry or damaged scalp. I have been using it for 6 months now. I tried many shampoos to soothe my scalp including very expensive ones but none helped. Discovering this SBC shampoo is a big relief indeed. Thank you, SBC”

 The Essential: Propolis Body Wash

The soothing and nourishing Propolis Body Wash is suitable for the whole family. The nurturing SLS-free body wash will help maintain your skin’s moisture barrier as you cleanse to calm and care for sensitive, stressed, or volatile skin. The sweet aromatic lather lifts away impurities whilst nurturing the skin, leaving it soft, smooth and healthy-looking.

Propolis body wash and propolis gel

The Exceptional: Propolis & Safflower Body Milk

Simply spritz this milk all over the body. The deeply nourishing, yet lightweight, moisturiser is rich in naturally nurturing Propolis extract, Safflower Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Glycerin and Vitamin E, to help protect, condition and lock in moisture. It absorbs effortlessly, to help prevent dryness or cracking, for soft, healthy-looking skin. The delicate powdery aroma leaves skin subtly scented.

propolis and safflower body milk

“Gorgeous!! Quickly absorbed and very nourishing. Love it!!”

“Finally something that works on a very dry itchy elbow. Fantastic on dry cracked feet too.”

The All-Day Every Day: Propolis Hand Wash


We wash our hands more than any other part of our body, so it’s important to use a handwash which really cares for your skin. The Propolis Hand Wash thoroughly cleanses hands of dirt and environmental impurities with a rich, creamy lather that feels like silk in your hands. Hands won’t feel tight or dry after use.

Propolis Hand Wash

The Every Day: Propolis & Safflower Intensive Hand & Foot Cream

Are your hands struggling with the effects of excessive hand washing and hand sanitisers? This is the ultimate formula to protect and soothe the skin of any dryness or cracking. The luxurious cream is rich in Propolis, Safflower Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Glycerin and Vitamin E, to help protect, condition and lock in moisture on the hands and feet.

Do you love the Propolis collection? Or have any Propolis questions, let us know below…

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