Bee venom is used cosmetically to ‘fool’ the skin into thinking it has been lightly stung, this causes the body to direct blood towards the area and stimulates the production of the naturally-occurring chemicals collagen and elastin. Skin will experience a plumping and tightening sensation that will help diminish the signs of aging, strengthen tissue, and help skin stay firm and youthful. Bee venom is a potent combination of enzymes, peptides, and amino acids, being described as “Natures Botox” that absorbs into your skin. Regular users of bee venom therapy beauty products notice a number of benefits including improved skin texture and firmness, the reduction of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, and reduced pigmentation and sun damage. No bees are harmed to produce these products.
Don’t worry! No bees are harmed in the extraction process, which involves a glass pane. When bees sit on the glass, the weak current encourages them to stick out their stingers and pump out a small amount of venom. As each bee releases its venom, it also releases pheromones which tell the other bees to sting the glass too. The venom sticks to the glass, which is then removed from the beehive and the venom collected and purified. Stingers stay intact, its a safe process that ensures that the bees’ lifespan, well-being, and performance are not affected. Generally speaking, bee venom cream is safe to use unless you have a severe allergy to bees. If you’re concerned about potential allergic reactions, talk to a medical professional before trying bee venom therapy.