Bee Sting Creams: Natures Alternative to Botox?

If you have been hearing a strange buzz in your chemist recently, do not be alarmed, it’s only the word spreading about an amazing new beauty cream which contains bee stings. The Manuka Doctor Bee Venom range has literally been flying off the shelves, with sales of the skincare range up by an amazing 3000% since its launch in the UK, only three weeks ago.

The range was created in Korea by skincare experts and typically each cream contains more than 10,000 bee stings per pot. It follows 12 years of research into the health and beauty benefits of the venom of a bee sting, and the researchers claim is that the venom in a bee sting helps to smooth out wrinkles and encourage collagen and cell regrowth. This is not only beneficial to people who have fine lines and wrinkles, but also those who have problem skin with acne scars and frequent spot outbreaks.

A bee on a flower

Holland & Barrett are one stockist who supply the Manuka Doctor Bee Venom products and they stated in an interview to the Daily Express that, “We knew these products were special but sales have exceeded all expectations.” Perhaps it is the celebrity endorsement of such bee venom products that have aided the high volume of sales in the UK, as A List stars such as Kylie Minogue and Victoria Beckham are said to be huge fans of the bee sting creams.

These particular creams are also thought to be a favourite of our very own royal family, with Camilla Parker-Bowles apparently having a regular £165 bee sting facial, according to her own personal beautician – Deborah Mitchell. And if the rumour mills are true, it is said that Camilla has shared her venomous secret to Kate Middleton, who is now receiving her very own at-home visits from the beautician.

If you cannot afford to have a home bee sting facial, like royalty, the Manuka Doctor Bee Venom range is available in Holland & Barrett stores from £16.99. Here are a few products from the range:
Manuka Doctor - Bee Venom Rejuvenating Face Mask

With Purified Bee Venom & UMF® 18+ ManukaA deep penetrating skin renewal treatment that nurtures cell regeneration & assists with the renewal of damaged skin cells. This intensive moisturising mask’s dual action may help reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, while the antioxidant qualities support anti-ageing by promoting cell regeneration. Ongoing weekly use may also may help reduce the appearance of scars. Leave on for 15-30 minutes depending on skin type.
Manuka Doctor - Bee Venom Skin Treatment Serum

With Purified Bee Venom & UMF® 18+ ManukaA light weight oil-free serum that provides relief & helps refine the skin’s texture. Its hydrating properties assist with cell regeneration & reducing the appearance of fine lines & scars.
Manuka Doctor - Bee Venom Foam Cleanser

With Purified Bee Venom & UMF® 18+ Manuka. This effective cleanser helps reveal a more radiant complexion by eliminating daily impurities helping to combat the appearance of blemishes by controlling the build up of toxins, excess sebum production & dead skin cells, leaving skin visibly clearer & calmer.

All products are available from www.hollandandbarrett.com with free UK delivery with purchases of over £40.

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