Developing products that harness the potency of bee extracts has become a core focus for Guerlain Research, which has thus far scientifically demonstrated their incredible repairing power* to combat the visible signs of ageing: primarily wrinkles and loss of firmness.
Since its creation in 2010, the Abeille Royale line has been inspired by this same healing process to help repair the skin* and thus maintain its youthfulness. Composed of exceptional active ingredients – Guerlain Royal Jelly made in France and Ouessant Black Bee Pure Honey, each year it gives birth to new skincare products with astonishing textures that are inventive and effective in equal measure.
After the highly sensory Face Treatment Oil, an irresistible plumping elixir with pure Ouessant Honey, and Daily Repair Serum, the line’s exceptional latest-generation serum, Guerlain is taking a new step forward in high-tech performance. Born of the exceptional repairing power of bee products*, totally unprecedented eye care combines three unique and complementary innovations to give spectacular results: Gold Eyetech, Eye Sculpt Serum.
* In vitro tests on ingredients
INTELLIGENT AND INTUITIVE
A breakthrough, intelligent and instantaneous tool: the patented “applicator finger” developed exclusively for Abeille Royale. An ingenious extension of the hand, carefully studied from every angle – DESIGN, ERGONOMICS, MATERIAL – for application as easy as with a finger and reinforced performance on achieving luminosity, a wide-eyed appearance and eyelid smoothness, this one-of-a-kind expert tool is one of those inventions that embody a very simple idea – someone just had to think of it. Each step in its manufacture has been subject to numerous tests by a panel of beauty experts to achieve the optimal shape.
The design fits perfectly with the contours of your finger as the pad of your index finger rests against the hollow of the metallic tip. Rounded and pierced with an opening to release the formula, the back of the applicator gently follows the contours of the eye area to reach every crevice, enabling and supporting all the massage movements – tapping, smoothing, pressure, etc. On contact with the skin, the freshness of the finely gilded metal contributes to the refreshing and decongesting effect from the very first application.
The experience is unique: as pleasant and easy as it is precise and incredibly effective.
* HCT patent
Skin that does not heal from within is skin that will age faster…
THE EYE CONTOUR: A DELICATE AREA
Mechanical and UV stresses represent microstresses responsible for 70% of the signs of ageing. In the dermis, they lead to tissue micro-tears that are reflected in the appearance of wrinkles and a loss of firmness. In the epidermis, they trigger molecular micro-tears on a DNA level. Invisible to the naked eye in the short term, they accumulate over time, accelerating skin ageing. In the eye contour area, the skin is 41% finer, more subject to micro-damage, and therefore all the more vulnerable.
Wrinkles and crow’s feet appear, and the skin loses its elasticity and firmness, leaving the coast clear for the development of dark circles and puffiness.
ABEILLE ROYALE REPAIRING CONCENTRATE
This unique blend of Ouessant Honey and exclusive Royal Jelly acts on every key level of the skin*, the skin’s self-repair is continuously boosted, and it helps to correct the visible signs of ageing.
* In vitro tests on ingredients 10
To combat the skin’s tendency to become thinner over time, Guerlain researchers have combined Abeille Royale Repairing Concentrate with a target plant complex composed of two plant extracts:
- Siegesbeckia orientalis extract increases elastin and collagen synthesis by the fibroblasts*. This stimulation helps to reinforce the tissue in the weakened eye contour area.
- Albizia julibrissin extract, which initially acts on the skin’s luminosity, takes complementary action here by reducing the production of MMP-2*, a metalloprotease that, stimulated by repeated UV exposure, unrelentingly damages the support tissue.
By helping to restore skin tissue density, both contribute to opposing the formation of wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness.
For Gold Eyetech, Guerlain has formulated a serum texture that is both light and fresh on application and rapidly absorbed. On contact with the skin, the formula enriched in complex sugars leaves a continuous and cohesive film with an instant toning action that visibly smoothes the microrelief. A plant extract, combined with gelling agents, also creates a subtle, blurred and velvety finish on the skin.
* In vitro tests on ingredients
The quest for the most powerful bee products led Guerlain Research to Ouessant, one of the purest ecosystems in the world. On this island off the French coast listed as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, lives the Black Bee, an original species endemic to the island. It produces a honey of unequalled purity that boasts exceptional properties, a real “Grand Cru” honey.
GUERLAIN EXCLUSIVE ROYAL JELLY
100% HARVESTED IN FRANCE, 100% CONTROLLED, 100% NATURAL ORIGIN. In order to ensure royal jelly of optimal quality and guarantee total traceability, Guerlain has chosen to host the 200 hives exclusively dedicated to producing ABEILLE ROYALE skincare in La Ferté Saint-Aubin in Sologne, a region famous for its wild fauna.