UK Beauty Industry Is of Bee Shortage
In Britain the cosmetics based on the honeybee are stuck by the deficit as the British insect is dying out. In some areas bee number has dropped by 80%.
The Co-operative Group reported that almost 4000 of the UK’s cosmetics are under the cease threat. The list includes 643 mascara brands, 589 lipsticks and about 453 of moisturizers.
Here the names of some of them:
- Max Factor Lipfinity
- Nair hair removal products
- Wella Shockwaves Styling Cream
- L’Oreal Voluminous Volume Building Waterproof Mascara
- The Body Shop Shea Body Butter
- Nivea Visage Anti Wrinkle and Firming Cream
The cosmetics rely on beeswax (a by-product of the pollination process) that is found in a wide range of cosmetics ingredients such as wax, honey, royal jelly and propolis.
It’s one of the most valuable, wholesome and nourishing ingredient that the cosmetic industry can find ever.
The Co-operative Group has organized a campaign to help the bees thrive, called Plan Bee. It tries to encourage people to plant their gardens in a way the honeybee can be safe with.
The Co-operative’s Head of Social Goals, Paul Monaghan, said:
“Nature’s number one pollinating machine appears to be breaking down and no one knows for sure why. The great thing, though, is that we can all do our bit to turn things around.”
Remember the Bee Movie cartoon? If no one reacts on the problem, Britain will have to import bees or flowers soon! But I hope there will be a happy end just like in the cartoon!
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