Bee venom may seem like an unusual skincare ingredient, with many believing that its current popularity is down to unwarranted hype. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth…
In reality, bee venom has been used for cosmetic and medicinal purposes for centuries. The entire Venofye brand has always been centered around it, purely due to the many incredible benefits that this ingredient can offer to the complexion.
If you’ve been curious about how bee venom actually works on the skin, read on as we talk you through some of the ways in which this unique compound could give you the bee-autiful complexion that you’ve been seeking for years!
1. Bee Venom Reduces the Visibility of Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Aging may be unavoidable, but that doesn’t mean that people enjoy seeing their skin start to sag and crease. This is why so many people invest huge amounts of money in skincare products that promise to reverse the appearance of aging, only to often find themselves disappointed by the lack of results.
While it’s true that many products make false promises, bee venom is an ingredient that really can make a difference in an aging complexion. Clinical studies have confirmed this, proving that bee venom skincare products are capable of significantly decreasing the appearance of wrinkle depth and count.
It all comes down to how bee venom helps to firm up the complexion. It counters the sagging look that the skin takes on as it ages. This gives the complexion a tighter, plumper, and more elastic finish. Whether you’re trying to prevent or reduce the visible signs of skin aging, bee venom is an ingredient that can help you to achieve your skin goals.
2. Bee Venom Lowers the Feeling of Inflammation
Once inflammation occurs, things can quickly start to go downhill. Not only does inflammation accelerate the skin aging process, but it can also lead to redness, sensitivities, and a variety of inflammatory skin conditions.
Fortunately, there are a few ingredients around that are known for how they can help lower the feeling of inflammation, one of which is bee venom. These effects are down to various compounds within bee venom, including melittin, peptides, and amino acids. They all work to soothe and balance the complexion, quickly calming the look of inflamed skin.
3. Bee Venom Improves the Appearance of Acne
One of the side effects that come from inflammation is acne. When pores end up clogged with sebum, dead skin cells, and bacteria, inflammation occurs within the pores, resulting in breakouts.
Thanks to how bee venom can lower the feeling of inflammation, it can also help to prevent and reduce the appearance of acne. Studies confirm this, showing that the ingredient is a true superstar when it comes to tackling the look of mild to moderate acne.
4. Bee Venom Soothes the Feeling of Eczema-Related Itching
Eczema is another common inflammatory skin condition. Unlike acne, where the inflammation manifests as breakouts, eczema causes dryness, redness, and itching.
Skin that’s affected by eczema also tends to be very sensitive. It reacts easily to different skincare ingredients, making it quite the challenge to find products that can soothe the complexion.
This is where bee venom comes in. Numerous studies have found that bee venom makes for a fantastic ingredient to use for eczema. Not only does it calm and rebalance the complexion, but it also reduces the feeling of itching. This makes an eczema flare-up so much easier to deal with!
5. Bee Venom Gives the Complexion a Radiant Glow
There are several compounds within bee venom that can boost the overall complexion. Antioxidants, for example, are revered for how they can enhance the look of the skin in many ways. They repair the appearance of free radical damage, leaving the skin looking much brighter and healthier.
Bee venom also contains peptides, an ingredient that the skin barrier loves. Peptides help the skin barrier feel stronger and more resilient, enabling skin cells to function optimally.
But What About the Bees?
Bee venom is a liquid that’s excreted through a bee’s stinger when a bee feels threatened. It’s common knowledge that once a bee stings something, the bee then dies. This, understandably, puts many people off bee venom skincare. After all, bee populations are already in decline and nobody wants to further contribute to this.
However, when bee venom is harvested for cosmetic purposes, it doesn’t involve the bee losing its stinger and dying. Instead, the bees sting a glass panel, with the smoothness of glass meaning that their barbed stingers don’t get stuck. This allows the bees to retain their stingers. They carry on living a normal and healthy life after they have stung the glass, with the venom that they’ve deposited onto the glass collected for use in cosmetics.
Adding Bee Venom to Your Skincare Routine
Just like when it comes to any other skincare ingredient, you’ll get the most out of bee venom if you incorporate it into multiple stages of your skincare routine. Turn to Venofye products and this becomes easy. You’ll find bee venom infused into each and every one!
Here’s a simple skincare routine that you can follow, with bee venom included in every step:
The Blossom Bee Clarifying Cream Cleanser
There aren’t many cleansers out there that are formulated with bee venom, making the Blossom Bee Clarifying Cream Cleanser truly special. Many cleansers are infamous for how they dry out the skin, triggering inflammation and sensitivities. However, with bee venom being great for reducing the feeling of inflammation, you won’t have to worry about any of that with this cleanser, even if you have sensitive skin!
You’ll also notice that this cleanser contains a number of other complexion-soothing ingredients. From lavender and aloe vera to chamomile and calendula, it will leave your skin feeling wonderfully refreshed and balanced.
The Blossom Bee Facial Toner
Not only does the Venofye Blossom Bee Facial Toner contain bee venom, but it’s also brimming with a blend of hydrating ingredients. Featuring aloe vera leaf juice, cucumber fruit extract, and other skin-loving botanicals, this toner is ideal for all skin types.
Simply apply a few drops of this toner to your skin after cleansing and allow the bee venom within the formula to work its magic!
The Blossom Bee Vitamin C Serum
We’ve already mentioned how bee venom is naturally packed with antioxidants. Well, each antioxidant on its own can work wonders on the complexion, but they function to a higher standard when they’re combined with other antioxidants.
That’s why you’ll find several antioxidant compounds in the Blossom Bee Vitamin C Serum. In this formula, bee venom comes together with vitamins A, C, and E, three of the most powerful antioxidants available. This serum also contains a blend of antioxidant-rich botanical oils, including olive, jojoba, and coconut. The result is a serum that feels incredibly hydrating, moisturizing, and revitalizing. This enables the antioxidants in the formula to work to their full potential.
The Beehive Silk Cream
It’s now time to lock all of your other bee venom products into your skin with a bee venom-infused moisturizer. We have several to choose from at Venofye, but one of our most popular is our Beehive Silk Cream.
Featuring lightweight hydrating ingredients, this moisturizer is loved by all skin types. It’s loaded with antioxidants too, which, as you know, will enhance the natural antioxidants within bee venom.
The Beehive HydraLift Mask
If you’d like to give your skin an extra dose of bee venom, the Venofye Beehive HydraLift Mask can be used once a week. Unlike most other face masks, which need to be removed after a certain period of time, this is a leave-on formula. After you apply it to your skin, it transforms into droplets that your complexion will quickly drink up.
What’s in those droplets? A mixture of bee venom, vitamins, sodium hyaluronate, and superfruit extracts. These extracts, which include the likes of pomegranate, mangosteen, noni, and acai berry, are bursting with potent antioxidants. They’ll give your skin a brighter and more radiant appearance. It’s a great mask to turn to if your skin has been looking dull and lackluster!
The Importance of Patch Testing Bee Venom Skincare Products
Patch testing is something that you should be doing whenever you apply a new skincare product to your skin. It involves using that product on a small patch of your arm and then waiting for 24-48 hours to see if your skin reacts. After this, you then move on to applying that product to a small patch of your face, before once again waiting for a day or two to fully monitor your skin.
However, let’s be honest. As important as patch testing may be, many people don’t do it. You may have gotten away with this in the past but, when it comes to bee venom skincare, patch testing becomes all the more vital.
Some people are allergic to bee venom. This is why when some people are stung by bees, it can result in a severe reaction.
Although bee venom skincare enables you to skip the sting, the venom itself is the same. If you already know that you’re allergic to bee stings, then there’s a good chance that your skin won’t tolerate bee venom products. If you aren’t sure whether or not you’re allergic to bee stings, stay safe by patch testing your bee venom skincare before you apply it to your entire face.
There’s no denying that bee venom is a trending ingredient at the moment, with beauty bloggers and social media influencers raving about its many benefits. However, don’t be fooled into thinking that this ingredient is going to be a short-lived fad. As we mentioned, bee venom is actually a very traditional cosmetic ingredient, one that has been utilized by cultures all over the world. The fact that it’s experiencing a resurgence is a good thing. It means that more and more people are becoming aware of how this historic ingredient can be incorporated into a modern-day skincare routine, where it can truly work wonders for the complexion!