Monday, 12 December 2011

Forget Botox it’s all about Bee Stings!

If you believe what you read in the papers about the Royal Family then apparently Camilla has been dishing out beauty tips to Kate Middleton – who would have thought it!? Apparently the Royals are a fan of Deborah Mitchell’s Bee Sting Facial at £165 a pop! The treatment has been dubbed as a ‘non-surgical face lift’ that has natural but similar results to Botox. The Bee Sting Facials, tricks the skin into thinking it has been stung, which increases blood flow to the skin’s surface, boosting collagen production and cell renewal. Other celebrity fans include Victoria Beckham, Kylie and Dannii Minogue.

Holland & Barrett is bringing this high-tech, bee venom skincare to the masses and making it affordable to everyone for the very first time with the new range of Bee Venom skincare: Manuka Doctor.  This innovative beauty launch marks the future of Holland & Barrett’s beauty expansion in to high-performing natural skincare.

Manuka Honey, Shea Butter, Royal Jelly, Rosehip, Blackcurrant, Propolis, Coco and a whole host of other natural ingredients comprise this luxurious range. The intensive moisturising mask promises to help reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, while the antioxidant qualities support anti-ageing by promoting cell regeneration, and can reduce the appearance of scars. 

The mask is quite a thick creamy texture It was quite cold to apply and straight away it stung quite a bit (no pun intended!) but this wore off after about 5 minutes and the cream sets so it becomes difficult to move your face. I left the mask on for 30 minutes and I noticed that my skin seemed to ‘drink up’ the mask and the thick white cream had turned transparent and hardly noticeable. There is apparently over 10,000 bee stings per pot so not surprisingly it felt tingly. After I rinsed the mask off immediately my skin felt plumped, refreshed and glowing. Although anti-aging is not high on my list of skin worries, it would be interesting to try this product out on a more mature skin to see if it has the benefits of Botox.  

Manuka Doctor Bee Venom Face Mask is priced at £49.99 and is available from Holland & BarrettHave you tried any of the Bee Venom range?
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