The idea of applying ‘’apitoxin’’ or bee venom to our face may sound dangerous but it is a cosmetic ingredient rapidly growing in popularity. Many have actually considered it as the ‘’botox of nature’’.
Bee venom is cosmetically used to trick the skin into thinking it has been stung, causing a rush of blood to the skin which then stimulates the production of natural collagen and elastin. Collagen strengthens body tissue while elastin is a protein that helps the skin to remain plump and firm.
Bee Venom also smoothes out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, provides intense moisture and long lasting hydration for a more radiant and younger complexion.
If you are wondering about the bees, it is not harmed during the extraction process, which involves a glass pane with a light electrical current running through it. This attracts the bees and enables them to sting and leave their venom on the glass surface. The stingers remain intact.
As some people may be allergic to bee venom which could cause swelling or worse reaction, it is advice to always conduct a patch test prior to purchasing any product containing bee venom.
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