Bee venom has grown in popularity owing to a number of potential health benefits. As the name suggests, it is an ingredient derived from bees.
Bee venom: a colourless and acidic liquid secreted by bees via their stinger into a target when they feel threatened. It contains both inflammatory and anti-inflammatory compounds, including enzymes, sugars, minerals, and amino acids.
The venom can be used in a number of ways including moisturisers and lotions. Bee venom is an anti-inflammatory: its main component melittin has been shown to reduce inflammation in small doses. It al promotes skin health by reduces inflammation and wrinkles and provides antibacterial effects.
By employing smaller amounts of bee venom, the skin is tricked into thinking it has been stung without the pain caused. This causes the skin to go into repair mode, triggering the production of collagen and elastin, helping to keep skin healthy and youthful with a glowing complexion.
Looking to try this ingredient?
It’s featured in Rodial’s Bee Venom Super Serum which is included in this month’s You Glow Girl Edit