Discover Kate Middleton's surprising secret to firm, youthful looking skin. It's all about the bee venom...
Bee venom skincare has created quite a buzz in the beauty industry recently, with a host of famous (and enviably youthful) faces paying testament to its miracle properties.
The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton
, swears by Deborah Mitchell’s Heaven Honey Bee Venom Mask to maintain her dewy glow, as does the Duchess of Cornwall. But it’s not just a royal secret. Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow and Caroline Flack all rely on the Rodial bee venom range to keep fine lines at bay.
But how can a bee sting be beneficial for your skin? It’s a revolutionary technique whereby the bee venom cosmetically fools the skin in to thinking it has been lightly stung with the toxin melittin.
This causes the body to direct blood flow towards the area, and stimulates the production of the naturally-occuring chemicals collagen and elastin, which hydrate skin and keep it taut.
In fact, it’s the beauty industry’s best kept secret for targeting wrinkles, puffiness and the dryness of sun-damaged skin… but not for much longer. With the launch of Holland & Barrett’s Manuka Doctor bee venom range, high streets everywhere are being flooded with covetable bee venom products at affordable prices.
So make sure you get your hands on nature’s answer to Botox with our round-up of the best bee venom skincare on the market.