At the heart of the wildly successful skincare line Hey Honey—which has caught the attention of publications such as PopSugar, InStyle, Teen Vogue, Allure, Forbes and more—are two prominent and potent ingredients as old as time. Mother Nature’s best-kept secret is an antibacterial duo that comes straight from the hive. “We really concentrate on the benefits of honey and propolis,” says Founder Katerina Yoffe-Larden, who moved Hey Honey’s homebase to Sarasota to bring her and her family back to the sweet sunshine and beaches that remind them of their home country of Israel. “For over 5,000 years, these ingredients were known to be included in beauty and healing. Why not use them in new-age skincare?” The golden, viscous goo we know to put in our tea to sweeten things up is also widely accepted in the natural skincare world for its nutritive, restorative and healing properties. Meanwhile, propolis is a resinous mixture that honeybees produce from tree bud’s sap flows. When they combine the sap with their own discharges and beeswax, they create a sticky, greenish-brown product used as a coating to build their hives as well as function as a natural antiseptic and disinfectant against bacteria. Hey Honey’s face and body products, including Sweet Treat, a wild berry and honey yogurt overnight hydration recovery mask or Take Away the Drama, a honey and copper exfoliating peel-off mask, has been applauded for a cruelty-free line that not only ensure the viability of the bee kingdom, but give the skin a dewy, warm glow like the goods inside the honeycomb. “Depending on the product needs, we source the honey from growers that specialize in a specific environment,” Yoffe-Larden says. “We are careful to source from remote areas that don’t have pesticides and are ‘clean.’” To spread awareness of the fatal importance of bees, Queen B herself uses her royal role to educate her consumers with weekly “Did You Know” (#DYK) bee facts—emphasizing the significance bees hold in the global ecosystem by supporting the growth of plants, trees, crops and flowers. #DYK: A bee colony can consist of 20,000 to 60,000 worker bees with just one queen, and to produce a single pound of honey, her colony must collect nectar from approximately two million flowers and fly over 55,000 miles. Remember those buzzing warriors who are busy at work to bring some soothing solace to those smile lines.