🐝 Want to know why there’s such a buzz about bee venom in natural skin care? It's because bee venom skin care can boost collagen production. 🐝
We all know that as we get older our bodies produce less and less collagen – right? And that means that we’re more susceptible to sagging skin, wrinkles, and skin sensitivities.
Rapid Decline In Collagen Production
In fact, as most of us know, our ability to produce collagen starts to decline from as young as 25 years old, and decreases even more rapidly in woman after menopause.
What’s alarming now though is that the decline in collagen production seems to be accelerating. It seems to be affecting more women, and affecting them earlier in life.
Increased Incidence Of Premature Aging, Rosacea, Inflammation and Acne
The result is an increased incidence of premature aging and wrinkles, thinning skin, inflamed and sore skin, rosacea, acne, hormonal acne and other skin sensitivities.
Causes Of Collagen Decline
The evidence to date suggests that the decline in our body’s ability to produce collagen is increasingly due to urban pollution and electro-magnetic fields (EMFs), and endocrine disruptors like those from plastic bottles and the food chain.
Just in case you’re a tad skeptical about the impact of EMFs on the skin - it’s fascinating to note that a large percentage of women suffering from rosacea and skin redness are experiencing more pronounced symptoms on the side of the face that they hold their phone on most often.
Oh, and although I hate to admit it (because I really enjoy a nice wine and sunshine) – sugar, ultra-violet rays (aka sun), and smoking play havoc on our ability to produce collagen as well.
Collagen Production Vs Supplements
You’ll have noticed that in a battle to beat the decline of collagen, women are increasingly turning to collagen-based skin care products and collagen supplements.
What they don’t realise is that collagen molecules are too large to penetrate the skin, and that whole collagen can’t be digested. In other words, we can’t eat collagen to build collagen, or absorb it through our skin.
However, here’s a little ray of sunshine.
There are things we CAN DO to boost our body's ability to produce its own collagen.
How To Boost Collagen Production
We can eat a diet high in anti-oxidants such as blueberries and green leafy vegetables, we can cut back on our sugar intake, we can stay out of the sun; and we can turn to our amazing little friends – bees.
The Effect Of Manuka Honey And Bee Venom In Skincare
As long ago as 1987 I was pioneering the use of manuka honey in skincare products. The healing, and anti-septic properties of manuka honey, and its ability to bring cell nutrients to skin layers was incredibly exciting. This work earned me international acclaim as a natural skin care scientist, 28 international awards, and recognition from Queen Elizabeth II.
And now, the humble little bee has demonstrated its super-powers once again with its bee venom.
Bee Venom And Collagen Production
Bee venom is proving to rapidly and naturally improve the body’s own ability to produce and build collagen. The bee venom combines with Hyaluronic acid, which activates collagen production, and leads to stronger more elastic skin.
This is really helpful for sensitive skin, and fantastic for aging skin too. And bee venom molecules are tiny enough to be absorbed in the skin, even around the eyes. This makes it perfect for skin care products.
Collecting bee venom in a way that doesn’t harm the bees is a delicate business – which is why bee venom costs over $90,000 a kilo.
But, it’s worth it.
Bee Venom Facemask & Bee Venom Serum
In my newest skin care range, I’ve created two very special products that include bee venom in the quantity, and of the quality required to be effective. And I've combined it with manuka honey to make it both super powerful AND superbly gentle and kind to your skin.
The Super Serum with bee venom, manuka honey, and vananza extract from kiwifruit and grapes can be used every morning to hydrate and tighten your skin, and boost collagen production. It acts as a toner, is even gentle around the eyes, and smoothes wrinkles.
The Super Mask with bee venom, manuka honey and New Zealand halloysite clay removes toxins from your skin, firms and tightens. It’s a very effective but gentle exfoliant that doesn’t require scrubbing or create skin redness, and renews and restores your skin cells. Great for rosacea, acne, and wrinkles.