I don’t know if you are aware of this little fact, but if you pay attention to Guerlain’s packaging, do you notice the apiary (bee) theme? You might notice it in Guerlain’s year end collection this year. They have gone all out with the bees and honeycomb theme, reinforcing the fact that Guerlain and bees have a long history. Since 1828 in fact. I didn’t know it to be honest.
But the bee has been and still is part of the decoration on Guerlain’s perfume bottles ever since Pierre Francois Pascal Guerlain decorated the Eau de Cologne Imperiale perfume dedicated to Empress Eugenie, wife of Napolean III, as a symbol of the Empire (then).
So when you see the name Abeille Royale, and you speak French, you’d realize its to do with Bees – “Royal Bees” if my French is correct 😉
What Abeille Royale Youth Serum Firming lift Wrinkle Correction (to give it its full name) is however is Guerlain’s newest youth serum or anti-aging serum. Its been available on counters since late September/early October, if I’m not mistaken.
Unlike other lifting serums which focus on the loss of collagen, Abeille Royale focuses on helping skin repair the “micro-tears” in the skin which cause the dermis to sink and which Guerlain says is responsible for skin aging. Also, it can help skin repair itself to plump up the dermis and heal damage to the skin.
This serum is formulated from honey and royal jelly, two of nature’s best known healing substances, and what we get, is this lovely milky serum. But I know what you’re thinking. Yes, the honeycomb bottle looks absolutely luxurious and sublime, and the story is magical. But how does it fare?