Cobalt Honey is a high-performance skincare line built around the healing and hydrating qualities of honey, propolis, and royal jelly. It brings together my dual passions for honey bee conservation and skincare.
Like many women in their 30s, I realized that I needed to start paying more attention to my skin if I wanted to maintain my youthful appearance, so I started researching new methods to improve my routine. At that point, my regimen was a basic cleanser and 2 in 1 moisturizer. It was obviously time to up my game.
In my career as a small animal veterinarian, I frequently came across announcements calling for veterinarians to get involved with beehive management due to changing regulations. My interest was piqued. Bee populations have been hit hard by pesticides (especially neonicotinoids), habitat loss, infection, and Colony Collapse Disorder (when hives disappear for unknown reasons). I knew I wanted to get involved so I started researching honey bees, hive management, and active conservation efforts. In my research, I discovered the brilliant effects that honey has on skin health and Cobalt Honey was officially born.
Cobalt Honey incorporates the spectacular ability of honey to moisturize, clean, and brighten the skin while leaving it feeling refreshed and revitalized. The brand is also a vessel to assist with honey bee conservation. We donate a portion of our proceeds to organizations that protect honey bee colonies including Detroit Hives and The Bee Downtown Foundation, and do what we can to increase awareness of honey bee conservation through our marketing and social media channels.
Want to get involved? Here are some things you can do to help bee populations in your neighborhood:
- Plant a bee-friendly garden
- Avoid using harmful pesticides in your lawn care
- Talk to your friends and family about the importance of bee populations on human health
- Support local beekeepers and organizations that contribute to conservation
"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”
- Albert Einstein
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