There are so many beauty products on the market and it can be very overwhelming. Deciding what to choose can be hard and many of us can be easily influenced by brand names, price and fancy packaging although not all expensive products do what they claim too and many low priced products can be basic and in some cases ineffective. The use of bee venom in beauty products has become a growing trend. Yes I am talking about the bee venom secreted by the back end of a bee when it stings you. Now I know you’re thinking why would anyone in their right mind want to apply products with bee venom to their skin, it is designed to be an irritant causing itching and swelling. Don’t worry all will be revealed shortly.
The Science Part!
As our skin ages it loses its collagen resulting in the signs of ageing such as sagging skin and wrinkles forming. By applying a product with bee venom the skin is in a sense tricked into believing it has been stung. When you are stung the body’s normal response would be to increase the blood circulation to the area in question so application of a product containing bee venom to the face for example (not forgetting the neck and decolletage) will increase the blood flow in that area which will in turn encourage the production of collagen and elastin in the area of application. The resulting effect is to give the skin a plumper, firmer appearance reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
The company skinChemists sent me some of their best selling Bee Venom Facial Serum for an overview. This serum is packed with a range of ingredients that are designed to nourish, plump and hydrate the skin and which work together to stimulate the skin to give it a smoother and firmer appearance.
Within this serum the main active ingredients are:
As mentioned this increases the blood flow and this in turn increases the flow of nutrients to the multiple layers of the skin resulting in a firmer, plumper appearance and the reduction in the visibility of wrinkles and fine lines.
Another fabulous product which is great in making lines look reduced. This acts by increasing the moisture levels in the skin thus plumping it up. Imagine the skin is a wrinkly deflated balloon. As the Hyaluronic acid begins to take effect the moisture levels within the skin increase so in effect the balloon would begin to inflate making those wrinkles less and less visible and the skin looking much firmer as it works.
A Blend of Amino Acids
The amino acids have an important role which is to balance the skin improving its clarity and encouraging a brighter complexion.
skinChemists do not harm any animals in the making of their products. The bee venom used in this product is from a sustainable source which applies to the industry standards of technological extraction.
The bee venom facial serum felt very light and absorbed well into the skin and left it feeling velvety soft. The aroma is nice and not overpowering. There was no adverse effect on the skin or reddening. The pump bottle the serum comes in allows for easy dispensing and prevents too much product being used. The design of the packaging is simple, pretty and effective.
SkinChemist products have had rave reviews from all sorts of celebrities and quite honestly I can now safely say I understand why. I have something truly shocking I wanted to share. I have only been using this for 3 days. That’s 1 application at night and one in the morning over the face, neck and decolletage each day and already my skin looks brighter. I must admit to about 5 rechecks at least as I couldn’t believe my eyes. I looked in the mirror this morning and thought my eyes were going funny initially maybe due to water loss overnight but then I looked again in another room. My skin did look brighter. This really does give me a great feeling about this products ability and I am hoping soon I will notice a reduction in my wrinkles and fine lines too.
The results speak for themselves with celebrities fashion designers such as Dolce and Gabbana, Stefano Gabbana and model Jourdan Dunn singing their praises. Camilla (The Duchess of Cornwall) has also confessed to using this fabulous must have beauty secret after which sales of this serum sky rocketed. With Mother’s Day coming up this youth elixir in a pump action bottle is something that I know any mum would love to get their hands on so why not get mum something she really wants a more youthful complexion and appearance.
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Disclaimer: A sample of the product was sent for my consideration.