Water & Honey (White) Extract
Healing Hive BCR is derived from a rare white honey from the isolated Kiawe Forest on the island of Hawaii. The Kiawe trees stretch deep to an underground aquifer of fresh water that flows down from the volcanoes, tapping into this nutrient rich source in the otherwise desert climate. The honey is raw and unprocessed (undergoes no heating), thus preserving the enzymes that are present and their full anti-bacterial activity. The honey naturally crystallizes into an exceptionally creamy white texture, highly concentrated with vitamins (especially B3 & D), phytonutrients and minerals with healing powers to prevent and reduce scars, soothe inflammation and redness, and provide incredible moisturization to the skin.
Healing Hive BCR is developed with BCR’s unique extraction technology that uses plant derived enzymes to simplify complex botanical actives so they are more easily absorbed by the skin. Thus, saving the skin energy to be used for cellular communication and self-repair for overall wellness. Highly effective proprietary enzymes allow for the use of minimal plant material with maximum yield of beneficial nutrients. As such, BCR’s BioTransformed extracts are sustainable, eco-friendly and cost effective.
In vivo study of 20 subjects over 4 weeks shows a 38% increase in moisturization with Healing Hive BCR, nearly double that of the control cream. The study also exemplifies the superior result of the BioTransformed material compared to the raw honey.
In vitro data shows that Healing Hive BCR decreases Interleukin-8 (IL-8) levels. High IL-8 levels are linked to inflammation-derived redness, sensitivity and hyperpigmentation.
Gene expression analysis of Healing Hive BCR shows upregulation of genes promoting cell-survival, tissue remodeling and reduced keloid or hypertrophic scar tissue. Further upregulation of integrin genes, indicate an increase in cell communication, aid in growth of new tissue, and formation of new blood vessels to heal wounds with minimal scar formation.