How does applying bee venom on your face sound to you? To be frank, I thought it was insane! That’s the reason why I have never even thought of trying it out until now, despite all the popularity it has been gaining through the years. I decided to give the bee venom mask a try when I got this one in my december glam box. I was curious to know how effective it would be on my skin. I have to admit, I was scared too. But then I made up my mind and decided to use it. And after using the abeeco bee venom mask for more than two weeks now I thought this product must be reviewed. If you are interested in knowing more about the abeeco bee venom mask and how it works please continue reading.
Thank God! no bees are harmed in the process. Otherwise I would have never opted for this one.
Abeeco bee venom mask
Lets see what abeeco has to say about their bee venom mask.
“Bee venom masks have been touted as being a natural alternative to botox and are reportedly used by a number of high profile celebrities. The combination of natural ingredients (including the very best NZ Bee venom & Manuka honey) work in synergy to keep you looking your youthful best.
Until recently Bee venom masks have only been available in the UK using bee venom imported from New Zealand. Abeeco are now able to offer this quality product direct from New Zealand using New Zealands rare and pure local Bee venom and Manuka honey. Abeeco have been a trusted New Zealand brand for over 20 years and have great experience working with and developing amazing and effective natural products with the help of our beautiful bees.
The Bee venom contained in this product is used to fool the skin into thinking it has been lightly stung. This in turn stimulates the production of the naturally occurring chemicals collagen and elastin, thereby creating a tightening and smoothing effect. The effects are cumulative, that is, the longer you use it the more obvious the effects will be. A slight tautening effect can generally be felt soon after application.”
Ingredients in abeeco bee venom mask
The ingreident list is so impressive. The key ingredients in the abeeco bee venom mask is :
Bee venom (obviously) : Stimulates the production of collagen and elastin creating a tighter and smoother skin.
Manuka honey: Greatly reduces inflammation, which in tun slows down aging and brightens the skin.
Jojoba seed oil: Slows down the aging process of skin. Helps in skin lightening and to even out skin tone.
Lavender oil: Boosts circulation and helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Helps reduce scarring and accelerate healing.
Vitamin C oil: Improves skin texture and tone, reduce brown spots, decrease the appearance of the fine lines and wrinkles and help prevent their formation.
Vitamin E oil: Protects the skin from everyday environmental pollution.
Manuka oil: Has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Combats skin irritations and promotes new cell growth.
Shea butter and Cocoa butter: Soften the skin and moisturizes it.
Directions for use
According to abeeco, you can use the bee venom mask as a mask or night cream.
If using as a mask: Apply a generous layer to your face and neck massaging gently, and leave it for 20 minutes. Then wash off. Do this twice daily.
If using as a night cream: Apply a generous layer on your face and neck, massaging gently and leave overnight.
My take on the abeeco bee venom mask
As I said earlier I have been curious to know if the bee venom mask really works. I was also concerned about my skin being allergic to bee venom. I really feared I would wake up to see my face turned red! So first and foremost thing, before applying the bee venom mask on your face, do a patch test. If in any way, you are allergic to bee stings, please stay away from the bee venom mask.
The bee venom mask can be used as a mask or as a night cream. I have tried both methods and I found both ways had different results on skin. So let me start with the results when using abeeco bee venom mask as a mask. How I did this was, I applied the bee venom mask on my face and neck and kept it for 20 minutes. Later washed this off. I did this for some 4-5 days on row. After doing so, I noticed my skin definitely felt soft and smooth. Just an average result I thought . Then I began to use the bee venom mask as a night cream. This is when my opinion about the abeeco bee venom mask changed. I have been applying the mask for 2 weeks now and the results are amazing. Since we have winter here, my skin is on the drier side now. Extremely dry, I must say. Have been trying out different moisturizers and oils, to moisturize the otherwise dry skin. But now I am glad I found this.This has definitely moisturized my skin. My skin felt smooth, soft and moisturized after the first application itself.
My final verdict
This product is a great one. I like the fact that the bee venom masks uses some of the fine ingredients like manuka honey, shea and cocoa butters ,antioxidants and some great oils. This is a great moisturizing one, which plumps up your skin. My skin has definitely felt firm and tight. When it comes to pores, it has not shown any visible results so far. Abeeco also claims that the bee venom mask reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. To be honest, I don’t have much visible lines or wrinkles on my face, but has helped in diminishing the not-so visible lines.
Not in love
The few negative points which I can point out about the abeeco bee venom mask is one, it has a not-so pleasant smell, which some might hate. Secondly some might be allergic to the bee venom product.
So overall, I really like this product. It had made my skin soft, supple and very hydrated. I am not sure if the product lives up to the claim of being a botox in a pot, but definitely a must try as it makes your skin smooth, moisturized and younger looking. I am rating this product 4♥♥♥♥/5. (-1 for not showing any visible results on my pores as claimed)
Disclaimer: I have used a sample product, but will definitely purchase the bee venom mask again.
Important: Do a patch test. This product is a no-no for people who are allergic to bee stings and might not be good for people with sensitive skin. I have seen no results when used small amount. So you have to use a generous amount for better results.
The price of the abeeco bee venom mask is 255 AED for 50gms and you can get at ABEECO. (Non-affiliate link).