Bee Pollen



Bee Pollen description

Can have antioxidant properties, but there is no research showing this to be the case when applied topically. Bee pollen can also be a potent skin sensitizer.

Bee Pollen references

  • Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, April 2001, issue 4, pages 1848-1853

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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