What’s a busy bee to to do when trying to combat those pesky signs of anti-aging? Grab products infused with bee venom of course! I’ve tried some crazy things in skin care… like smearing yogurt & honey all over my face, using vitamin D milk as a toner, doing peels so intense I was sure I was a 3rd degree burn victim. Then there was that time I used products that contain human placenta (don’t ask, it was a phase). I’m now onto venom infused products, clearly I’ll try anything once….
So what’s all the buzz about? How could bee venom possibly banish my wrinkles? I was asking myself the same question. So I started to do my research. I even called bee hive farmers in Canada and got the entire low-down. The overlying concept is when you apply creams infused with bee venom, it tricks the skin into thinking it’s been stung. This causes the body to direct blood towards the area and stimulates the production of the naturally-occurring chemicals collagen and elastin. Collagen strengthens body tissue, while elastin is the protein that helps the skin to remain taut and bounce back into shape after being pressed or pinched. The venom also has the effect of relaxing the muscle. I am also happy to report; no bee is hurt during the extraction of the venom. Yeah! #crueltyfree.
Naturally, my research did not stop there. I am extremely fortunate to have a super awesome job where cosmetic companies send me products to test on a daily. After all, I am a beauty junkie. I received a nice box of Rodial products to put to test. Test results came back with 2 thumbs way up. I tried their Bee Venom Moisturizer and Serum. Both are light in texture and feel like silk. You will feel a slight tingle sensation. This is the bee venom going to work. Sensitive skin types should us with caution. I on the other hand welcome the burn!
Ohh yeah did I forget to mention the cost of bee venom is worth more than the price of gold. My mom always said I have expensive taste.