The rich and famous are always setting trends when it comes to the beauty department. If there's some new ingredient in skincare and anti-aging, most of the world hears about it because a celeb decided to start using. When it comes to beauty products with venom in them, the world found out due to the popularity from both celebs and royalty alike.
According to The Daily Mail, the British royal family is big into bee venom-infused beauty. Both Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, are fans of these trendy products. Michelle Pfieffer and Victoria Beckham are also big fans of this trend. But are venom beauty products really all that great? Apparently, bee venom causes your skin to puff up slightly because it thinks it's been stung, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It's considered a natural alternative to Botox. No wonder it's so popular!
Of course, you shouldn't use these products if you're allergic to bees. The venom is very real and can cause an allergic reaction just as if you've been stung. But, if you're not allergic and you're willing to ignore the creepiness-factor to go for this anti-aging trend, then read on for 10 beauty products featuring real venom from bees.
8 Naturebee Bee Venom Lip Plumper - $30
You'll see that most of the beauty products on this list are skincare products to help reduce facial wrinkles. The Naturebee Bee Venom Lip Plumper instead uses bee venom to plump up your lips. It promises to create a "bee-stung" pout with fuller and plumper lips using the venom. Besides bee venom, the lip plumper also uses manuka honey, sweet almond oil, shea butter, beeswax and vitamin E to help soften plumped up lips. Unlike most of the products on this list, you don't wash off the plumper once you use it. Instead, just smooth it across your lips throughout the day to have supposedly fuller and plumper lips. You can pick up this venomous lip product for $35 NZD or about $30 USD.
7 Nature's Beauty Organic Bee Venom Mask - $60
If you want to try something that's a favorite of the British royal family, then you might want to reach for Nature's Beauty Organic Bee Venom Mask. This cream mask uses bee venom to help plump up the skin of your face. It also includes manuka honey and sweet almond oil for antioxidants and a natural sweet scent. If you're big into organic beauty products, you'll be happy to hear that this bee venom mask is full of organic-certified ingredients. Bee venom-enthusiasts just spread this across their freshly washed faces. You can either rinse it off after 15 minutes or leave it on overnight. This bee venom mask sells for $60 suggested retail price.
6 BeeBio Venomenous Bee Venom and Fruit Boost Anti-Aging Face Masque -$77
Much like the other beauty products on this list, the BeeBio Venomenous Bee Venom and Fruit Boost Anti-Aging Face Masque features real bee venom and manuka honey as its active ingredients. In addition to those, the face mask also uses kiwifruit extracts and essential oils of avocado, rosehip and evening primrose to supposedly soften up your skin. The mask promises to boost collagen to lift and plump your face all while hydrating and moisturizing your skin. Rather than using this mask every day, BeeBio suggests applying it only twice a week for fifteen minutes before washing it off. You can find this BeeBio bee venom face mask for $89.50 NZD or about $77 USD.
5 Skin Physics Bee Venom Anti-Ageing Moisturiser - $79
Most of the beauty products on this list are masks that you wash off your face when you're done. But what if you want that bee-stung look all day long? The Skin Physics Bee Venom Anti-Ageing Moisturiser is meant to be left on your skin without washing away the bee venom. While the venom is meant to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, this moisturizer also has ingredients to help keep skin smooth and soft. It uses super-manuka honey and the brand's own Advanced Moisture Complex formula to moisturize skin. Skin Physics suggests you use this both in the morning and at night by massaging it into your skin in upward strokes on your face and neck. Pick this one up for $79 for a 50 ml jar.
4 Manuka Doctor ApiNourish Rejuvenating Face Mask - $85
Straight from New Zealand, Manuka Doctor has their own trademarked bee venom formula called Purified Bee Venom. They use this formula in their ApiNourish Rejuvenating Face Mask. The cream mask promises to refine and replenish skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They even promise that the bee venom mask will help reduce the appearance of scars--something that the other products in this list haven't even mentioned. Besides bee venom, this hydrating formula also uses manuka honey, shea butter, cocoa butter, vitamin E and royal jelly. Once your face is freshly washed, use this mask on your face and neck and leave it on for 15 to 30 minutes before washing it off. You can also use this as an all-day moisturizer if you want to keep the results going for the rest of the day. Find this one for $85 for a 50 ml jar.
3 Skin Chemists Bee Venom Facial Serum - $220
The SkinChemists Bee Venom Facial Serum sure has a lot of promises trapped inside that 30 ml bottle. They say their facial serum, featuring real bee venom, will make your skin feel rejuvenated, smoother and plumper while reducing wrinkles. They also say that it will improve your complexion. In addition to bee venom, their facial serum also features manuka honey, Tegocosmo C250 and natural plant extracts. SkinChemists suggests using this serum both in the morning and at night on dry skin, followed by a good moisturizer. You can pick this one up for £135 or about $220 USD.
2 Heaven by Deborah Mitchell Black Label Bee Venom Mask - $300
Heaven by Deborah Mitchell promises that their Bee Venom Mask will lift, tighten and firm the delicate skin of your face. It uses real bee venom for these claims, along with manuka honey, shea butter and essential oils of lavender and rose. You can either spread it on your face for 20 minutes before washing it off or leave it on all day over your moisturizer. The Black Label version of the Heaven Bee Venom Mask is a super concentrated formula meant for those who want extreme results. The brand also has a lighter version as well if you're new to bee venom or are unsure if the Black Label is too much for you. A 50 ml jar of the Black Label Bee Venom Mask goes for about $300 while the lesser-strength 50 ml jar goes for about $150.
1 Rodial Bee Venom 24 Carat Gold Super Essence - $470
Rodial has an entire collection of bee venom skincare products to choose from. The most decadent of the group is the Bee Venom 24 Carat Gold Super Essence. Not only does it have bee venom to help plump up your skin, but it also features real 24 carat liquid gold to brighten up your face. It promises to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, correct skin tone, improve elasticity, hydrate and smooth skin and brighten the complexion. To use, just massage into your freshly cleansed face and neck, allowing the bee venom serum to soak in completely. You can pick this up for $470 suggested retail price.