Guerlain’s Black Bees

Guerlain’s Black Bees

guerlain's black bee 

The famed French beauty house taps the power of organic honey by rare black bees to create its Renew & Repair Serum. Here’s the story behind the serum.



Ouessant island

Ouessant Island 

Brand: Guerlain

City: Paris

guerlain abeille royale double r serumLaunch: Abeille Royale Double R Serum

The formula: a fresh and light gel that creates an immediate tensing and reshaping effect on skin. The thin and melting emulsion melts into skin helping to restore the effect of elasticity and firmness

guerlain's black beesBackground: Inspired by dermatological procedures, its formula is enriched with a “lamellar gel”, a maze-like strata that optimizes skin tolerance. Three major acids (lactic, citric and glycolic) are gradually diffused, resulting in a gentle and continuous ‘new skin’ effect. The combination of AHAs doubles skin renewal while remaining gentle on the epidermis.

guerlain's black beesNew discovery: It took 8 years of collaboration with the leading figures of the French Cosmetic Valley to shed light on the TIEG1 gene which encourages proper skin structure. By targeting this gene, the Repair formula helps to both stimulate the synthesis of hyaluronic acid and repair fragmented collagen.

guerlain's black beeThe power of bees: Royal Jelly is produced by Black Bees from Ouessant and offers remarkable skin benefits. Ouessant Island is located 18 km off the coast of Brittany and is classified as a natural reserve by UNESCO. The Black Bees there produce exceptionally pure honey due to its genetic properties and the ecosystem free of all pollution and intensive farming.

guerlain's black beesFresh formula: The bottle is separated into two halves – keeping the integrity of each formula until you are ready to use it.

 guerlain abeille royale double r serum

Guerlain Abeille Royale Double R Renew & Repair Serum, 30 ml, $191


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    April 3, 2022 at 4:23 pm

    interesting article

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    Debbie Beattie
    December 27, 2021 at 1:53 am

    I’ve never tried this but it sounds interesting

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    Pamela Moore
    September 26, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    Such a fascinating article Dave! Thank you so much for sharing.

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    Angela Citrigno
    September 22, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Wonderful article about the black bee. I had no idea that black bees existed in the world. This serum sounds wonderful. I may have to upgrade my serum to Gerulain and see if I can see and feel the difference. Thanks Dave your knowledge in endless. @959angela

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    Heather Schell
    September 20, 2018 at 11:38 am

    So interesting. I am curious, can people with a bee allergy use this product? Is that a silly question?

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    Brenda Elkins
    September 20, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Wonderful article Dave. We are only just beginning to learn about the essential part bees play in human existence. Honey, Royal Jelly and beeswax are their gift to our health, wellbeing and now our beauty!

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    Emily Mitton
    September 19, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    This is so interesting!!! Sounds like an amazing product!!

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    September 19, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    How interesting.

    My dad has an apiary.


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    Karen Hanley
    September 19, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    I heard about this serum recently, sounds amazing! Guerlain have wonderful skincare & beautiful fragrances. I wish it was cheaper here in France but unfortunately it’s not ????????????????????????????????????

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    cynthia sacks
    September 19, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    Who knew? Well, Dave Lackie did, but certainly not me. what a great story.

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    Gonny ten Westeneind-Aarts
    September 19, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    I do love bees
    Love this article

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    Cynthia Chambers
    September 19, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Wonderful story, great bottle, and I know that the serum is supreme! @chambs24

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    Nancy Lowe
    September 19, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Have woreGuerlain fragrance for years love it

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    Michelle C
    September 19, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    I love science! Honey is a superfood that never gets old…..literally. It doesn’t expire! Imagine what it’ll do for our skin?! ????????????????

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    September Dee
    September 19, 2018 at 11:47 am

    So interesting!!!

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    September 19, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Guerlain is such an iconic brand. I love learning more about what they do. Great article Dave!

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    Lena Gillespie
    September 19, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Hi Dave, Love the new website. This was a beautiful article. Bees play a very important role in our health and lives.
    I was recently stung and one of the remedies I looked up was to put honey on the sting. I did and it took the pain away. So very clearly Honey has healing properties. Thanks for the great articles.

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