Repair & Protect Your Skin With SBC Propolis Collection

Repair & Protect Your skin With SBC Propolis Collection


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If you’re anything like me and always on the lookout for a beauty bargain, QVC’s TSV (Today’s Special Value) is the best place to look! Did you know many big-name beauty and makeup brands are featured at a fraction of their usual cost? Don’t just take my word for it, tune in to QVC’s live shows, or download the app and start saving on your favourite brands.

SBC (Simply Beautiful Cosmetics) is one of those well-known brands regularly featured on QVC with its renowned body and skincare gels. However, this is the first “Propolis TSV” from SBC so it’s a little bit special.

What exactly is Propolis?

Also known as “bee glue”, propolis is essentially a complex mixture of saliva, beeswax, leaf bud resin, tree sap and other botanicals. A substance produced by bees for the specific purpose of keeping the hive safe where it’s used to fill small crevices and varnish the honeycomb. Antimicrobial properties found in propolis inhibit fungal and bacterial growth preventing disease and bacteria damaging the hive (and its residents). It’s important to mention that no bees are harmed in the process as propolis can be safely removed from the hive along with royal jelly and honey.

I have my own personal fascination with honey bees, as we have a hive in our roof space that has been with us for a few years now. Each summer I can be found reviving fallen workers with sugared water as they spill out of the hive and onto our patio. Fortunately, last summer they moved a little further back along our roof which made dining al fresco less frustrating – a bee or two tumbling into your salad is never welcomed.

Interestingly, propolis translates to “defender of the city” in Greek

Naturally rich in antioxidant properties, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and bio-flavonoids it stands to reason why this interesting concoction is the perfect skincare ingredient. Use it to soothe, strengthen and repair fragile or inflamed skin.

 Propolis Skincare Gel 1 litre

SBC skincare gels are lightweight, water-based, easily absorbed and suitable for the whole body including the face. Perfect for everyone including those with sensitive skin types, young and old alike. If you’re not familiar with propolis, the scent is an intense mix of Manuka honey, Ancient cypress, sweet basil and neroli flower. Blended beautifully with woody base notes of frankincense, patchouli, cedarwood, vanilla and amber for a truly unique fragrance.

Skincare gels differ from creams and are cooling and are so soothing to use. Plus, the water-based formula ensures there’s no stickiness once absorbed.


Soothe & Protect Your skin With SBC Propolis Collection


Soothe & Protect Your skin With SBC Propolis Collection

Propolis Scalp Care Shampoo 500ml

Scalp Care shampoo is predominately for those with an itchy, flakey scalp, but personally, I use it daily for maintenance. Infused with white nettle, ginger, pro-vitamin B5 and honey for nourished, hydrated hair and scalp so expect volume and movement. Formulated to be free from SLS (sodium Laureth sulphate) and silicones, SBC’s propolis infused haircare helps to balance and control excess sebum secretions from the scalp.

“I was really pleased to find a large sized Scalp Care shampoo in this TSV as I’ve tried it before and absolutely loved it”.

 Propolis Hair Care Conditioner 500ml

Packed with propolis goodness, honey, royal jelly, pro-vitamin B5, argan oil and vitamin E, it’s rich in antioxidants and bioflavonoids ensuring your scalp and hair remain in optimal condition. Read more about my experience with both propolis Scalp Care shampoo and conditioner here where I reviewed them in more detail.


Soothe & Protect Your skin With SBC Propolis Collection

Soothe & Protect Your skin With SBC Propolis Collection

Honey and Almond Bath & Shower Créam 1 litre

Honey & Almond Bath & Shower Créme is described as an addictive warmth of milk, peach and sweet almond with notes of caramel and coconut and wood, musk, amber and vanilla.

First and foremost, it smells divine and really does meet with its description, almost caramel cream-like, but with a warmth and sweetness at the same time. It’s pH-balanced to protect and retain the skin’s natural barrier and feels comforting. I use it with my body puff and there’s plenty of lather for clean, nourished skin along with a gorgeous lingering scent for the day.

Propolis & Safflower Hand & Foot Cream 100ml

Last but by no means least, an exciting new launch and brand new SBC product, Propolis & Safflower Hand & Foot Cream. Rich in safflower oil and vitamin E to nourish and protect the skin whilst shea butter and glycerin condition not only the skin but also wayward cuticles too. Mine literally have a life of their own and need constant attention to keep them looking neat and tidy so massaging in this nourishing cream really helps.

I must admit, on first use I may have used a little too much and had to really work the cream into my skin… Lesson learnt. With such a rich consistency you only need a small amount for the same result. My hands are so sensitive to the elements and after a day out and about they can actually feel quite sore by the evening. Just a small amount of cream soothes my hands and relieves any tightness. The scent is predominantly honey but has a warmth making it really enjoyable to use.

SBC recommend regular use for super soft hands and feet. Get those feet ready and presentable as sandal season is fast approaching.

If you suffer from dry, dehydrated or inflamed skin then this TSV ultimate propolis collection will suit you perfectly.

Remember, this ultimate propolis collection will only be available for 24 hours only February 21st 2019 (whilst stocks last), so make sure you don’t miss out. (ended).

A reminder of what’s included:

1-litre Propolis Skincare Gel

1 litre Honey & Almond Bath & Shower Créme

500 ml Scalp Care Shampoo

500 ml Hair Care Conditioner

100 ml Propolis & Safflower Hand & Foot cream

Browse SBC and QVC for more product inspiration.

Have you heard of SBC? What about products formulated with ingredients taken from the beehive? I’d love to know what you think. Why not catch up with more of my SBC product reviews. 


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    • Samantha
      February 20, 2019 / 6:54 pm

      Thank you lovely. They really are gorgeous products, particularly if your skin is playing up with the colder weather. Lovely and cooling to use x

  1. February 21, 2019 / 12:09 pm

    I’ve never heard of propolis before so it was really interesting to find out more! I feel like I learn something new every time I read your posts, Samantha! 🙂 It sounds so healthy and really makes for the most perfect skin care ingredient. These all sound like wonderful products, especially the honey and almond bath/shower cream, just reading your description I can imagine the scent is so gorgeous. Thank you for introducing me to this beautiful collection and stunning photos, as always! <3 xx

    Bexa |

    • Samantha
      February 21, 2019 / 11:11 pm

      Thank you Bexa! I’m pleased you were able to learn about propolis in skincare as it’s such an interesting and useful ingredient. The Bath & Shower créam is gorgeous and really does smell amazing.Thanks again for your kind words x

  2. February 21, 2019 / 1:50 pm

    I love SBC products, I’ve used them for years since I was a therapist. I have the Propolis gel, but these new additions to the range sound fab!

    • Samantha
      February 21, 2019 / 10:44 pm

      Thank you, Heidi! I can imagine you have lots of uses for propolis in your line of work. The new additions are really worth trying, especially as you love SBC products. The propolis collection would be right up your street x

  3. February 21, 2019 / 3:29 pm

    I’m loving the sound of these products based on Propolis … it’s not something I’ve tried before but they sound lovely! Great post as always xx

    • Samantha
      February 21, 2019 / 11:01 pm

      Thanks lovely. Propolis is so interesting, it’s a wonderful skincare ingredient. Oh, and it smells gorgeous (if you like honey)! Such a bargain too for so much product.x

    • Samantha
      February 21, 2019 / 10:51 pm

      You’re very welcome. Thank you! x

    • Samantha
      February 23, 2019 / 4:39 pm

      Thank you. It certainly is! x

  4. February 24, 2019 / 10:16 am

    These products look and sound gorgeous! I love how informative your posts are and I always come away having learnt something new. So thank you so much for going into detail about products. It’s so helpful. The scent of this range sounds amazing! I love warm smells xx

    Lauren |

    • Samantha
      February 24, 2019 / 11:14 pm

      Thank you Lauren. That’s so lovely to hear. Propolis is an unusual one so I thought I’d add some educational info for anyone who’s unfamiliar with it. You would love the scent. It’s gorgeous! Have a great week ahead. X

    • Samantha
      February 25, 2019 / 7:51 pm

      Ah, I’m pleased to hear you enjoyed finding out more. Such a lovely brand, there’s something for everyone in SBC’s gel-based range. Well worth a look! x

  5. February 27, 2019 / 7:45 am

    After courses of hair coloring, it is important to me what condition they are in. Thanks for the detailed review, I will use these tools!

  6. February 27, 2019 / 9:54 am

    I can’t help but notice how beautiful the packaging is! I love the sound of these products and the new range looks fab! Great post as always x

  7. March 15, 2019 / 8:19 pm

    Will definitely try this.

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