The new ingredient being added to facial creams, lip-plumping potions and anti-aging masks has been creating buzzzz in the beauty world. Melittin, a protein in venom that carries powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, tricks the skin into thinking it has been stung. This causes the body to direct blood towards the area, plump up the skin and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. Go ahead; think of this as a natural botox.
Get your bee venom fix without the painful, unsightly bumps. No bees were harmed in the making of these products.
Smooth wrinkles and invigorating the skin with this stimulating mask; the tingling just means it’s working! Best for mature skin.
- Bee Venom Mask, Heaven by Deborah Mitchell $182
This cocktail of purified bee venom, manuka honey, rosehip and shea butter leaves skin feeling firmer and gives it a youthful-looking glow. Best for anti-aging.
- Apinourish Rejuvenating Face Mask, Makuna Doctor $85
Venom and plant stem cells tone and plump skin to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Best for dehydrated skin.
- Bee Venom Super Serum, Rodial $200
Smooth the appearance of eye wrinkles while diminishing the appearance of dark circles. This couldn't get any better! Best for long-term effects.
- Bee Venom Eye, Rodial $140
Look wide-awake with this anti-aging cream that targets last night’s undereye bags while leaving behind long-term effects. Best for tired skin.
- Bee Sting Fix Eye, Nip + Fab $15
Bee venom and wheat proteins help plump and tighten the appearance of the skin for a healthy, youthful-looking complexion. Best for dull skin.
- Bee Sting Fix Deluxe Cream, Nip + Fab $20