This week’s ingredient spotlight is something that might raise an eyebrow, but it’s not as scary as it sounds. Promise. In fact, it's cause quite the buzz in the beauty world—pun intended. Read on for the benefits of bee venom in skincare.
The Ingredient: bee venom
Also known as: apitoxin, honey bee venom
Quick take: Honey isn’t the only brilliant skincare ingredient we get from bees. Bee venom helps to fight the signs of aging and plump your skin.
Claim to fame: The words “bee venom” in anything are going to garner attention, but Rodial was one brand that helped spread the word about bee venom with its Bee Venom range. The bee-autiful ingredient helps to plump skin and fight the signs of aging because it basically tricks your skin into thinking you’ve been stung by a real bee. This produces more collagen which helps to plump skin and give it a more youthful appearance. But, don’t worry—applying products with bee venom isn't as painful as getting stung by an actual bee. The most you will notice is just a slight tingling sensation.
Indie: Beenigma Bee Venom Anti-Aging Cream ($129.99)
The only beenigma about this product is why we hadn’t discovered it sooner. The cream gives you double the bee goodness because you get active bee venom and Manuka honey from New Zealand. The ingredients help rejuvenate your complexion, plump wrinkles, and boost hydration.
FYI: Mask fans can also get sheet masks with the hero ingredient. This natural silk mask is lovely thanks to the venom, honey extract, and royal jelly protein formula. The mask helps your skin retain the ingredients so you end up with firmer, hydrated skin for longer.
Splurge: Rodial Bee Venom Moisturizer ($190)
Rodial was one of the brands who helped put bee venom on the skincare map. In this moisturizer, the bee venom works with plant stem cells to fight the signs of aging. Throw in some hyaluronic acid for hydration and you have a product that improves moisture, elasticity, and texture.
Have you tried any products with bee venom in them? Love them or leave them? Let us know!