It’s no secret that in Hollywood, getting a little ‘extra help’ for your face is almost as common as having a haircut. But for us mere morals who don’t have to appear in HD on a massive screen, it can be hard to justify shelling out thousands on Botox procedures. So, when a natural, affordable alternative that promises to offer similar results comes along, we’re all ears.
But we have to admit that the latest anti-ageing ingredient to set the skincare world abuzz has taken us by surprise. Recently, bee venom has been popping up in everything from masks and moisturisers to cleansers and under eye creams. Like honey, the substance has strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits that can be effective in treating acne. But its true powers lie in it’s powerful anti-ageing properties. As an anaphylactic, it temporarily relaxes the muscles in the face, breaking down cell membranes and improving circulation in the face — resulting in a tighter looking complexion!
Scroll through the gallery for 7 of our fave bee venom buys.
1. Antipodes Manuka Honey Skin Brightening Light Day Cream
This day cream fuses bee venom with the antibacterial properties of manuka honey, to lift and soothe the skin while treating blemishes.
2. Rodial Bee Venom Cleansing Balm
This all-in-one product deep cleanses and brightens the skin, while simultaneously harnessing the power of bee venom to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.
Shop the Rodial Bee Venom Cleansing Balm.
3. Healthy Care Bee Venom Face Moisturiser
This moisturiser combines the powerful anti-ageing benefits of bee venom with the soothing and hydrating properties of manuka honey.
Shop the Healthy Care Bee Venon Moisturiser.
4. Nip+Fab Lift Bee Sting Fix Eye
This rich eye cream uses bee venom and plant extracts to plump and brighten undereye circles, so you can fake a good night’s sleep (or knock a few years off!)
Shop the Nip+Fab Lift Bee Sting Fix Eye.
5. Wei Bee Venom Anti-Wrinkle Cream Mask
This luxurious mask uses the highest quality bee venom peptides and nine-herb complex to revitalise, hydrate and plump the skin.
Shop the Wei Bee Venon Anti-Plumping Mask.
6. Miss Spa Bee Venom Plumping Mask
Royal jelly protein and bee work together to improve skin texture and plump the skin, while honey extract and aloe deeply nourish and moisturize.
Shop the Miss Spa Bee Venom Plumping Mask.
7. Manuka Doctor ApiRefine Lip Enhancer
Get a bee-stung pout (literally) without going under the needle, thanks to the natural plumping properties of bee venom.