What does Bee Venom do for the skin?
Bee venom, as the name suggests is extracted from a bee’s stinger. The process is by attracting the bees to a glass pane that has a small electrical current running through it and the bees are encouraged to sting that glass pane, leaving behind the remains of bee venom but without losing their stinger. So don’t worry about hurting any bees as the bees get to keep their stinger intact.
So how does bee venom benefit our skin? Well, to put it simply, we call it “nature’s botox”. Bee venom is also called apitoxin, and apitoxin causes skin inflammation (ironically, bee venom is anti-inflammatory) promoting more blood flow to the skin. This sends the skin into a repair mode that stimulates collagen production. And we all know the importance of collagen for fuller-looking skin.
- Although apitoxin causes skin inflammation, its most profound benefit is its anti-inflammatory benefits due to the melittin found in bee venom. Melittin is its main compound and has been shown to be antiviral, antibacterial and anticancer in some studies.
- It can also treat chronic skin conditions (eczema) that face concerns of redness, itching and dry patches.
Bye bye acne
- The melittin in bee venom reduces the number of acne bacteria on the skin and relieves the inflammation caused by acne breakouts. With less bacterial on the skin and less inflammation, the skin’s barrier is less threatened and has more time to fight and heal from breakouts.
Hydrates the skin
- Bee venom is an emollient, meaning that it provides hydration to the skin which can help limit future flare-ups as the skin will less likely suffer from dehydration.
- Bee venom helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and crows feet by fooling your skin into thinking that it has been “stung”, and when you get stung by a bee, that area swells and appears “plumper”. This assumption increases the blood flow to that area, bringing fresh oxygen and nutrients that boosts collagen production. Thus, improving the skin’s elasticity.
- Bee venom doesn't only promoting collagen synthesis, but also boosts skin regeneration by speeding up the healing process of damaged skin cells.
- New skin cells + collagen production = less visible wrinkles and fine lines.
- With increased blood flow, the skin will appear brighter, revealing a more radiant complexion.
What to note?
Like all products and ingredients, do conduct a patch test prior, especially those with an allergy to bee venom.
Products we recommend
The entire line of Benton Snail Bee High Content
A synergy of Snail Secretion Filtrate and Bee Venom that aims to improve dull skin tone, dehydrated skin and reduce acne breakouts, revealing a flawless complexion. Snail secretion aids in cell regeneration whilst also providing hydration, whereas bee venom plumps the skin, as well as fighting off acne bacteria and inflammation.
The entire line of True Island Honey Bee Venom
The highlight of this line is that most of the products’ formulation contains either one or combination of everything bee-related; bee venom, honey, propolis and royal jelly. Most of the products promises to promote skin elasticity, cell regeneration, soothes and hydrate the skin, depending on the formulation.