Bee Venom Face Mask Ingredients:
100% Gentle and made from the following naturally derived ingredients: Distalled Water, Manuka Honey, Organic Jojoba Oil (simmondsia chinsis), Organic Shea Butter (butuyrosepmum parkii) Caprylic capric Triglyceride, Olivate, Sorbitan Oilvate, Vitmin E, Hyaluronic Acid, Bilberry, Sugar Cane, Orange and Lemon Maple Sugar extracts, Dehydroacetic acid, Bee Venom, Benzyl alcohol.
Bee venom is a complex combination of chemical substances produced by the worker and queen honeys bees. The venom is used together with parts of the bee’s anatomy (called the “sting apparatus”) to sting intruders in defence of the honey bee colony. Drone (male) honey bees do not produce venom and do not have a sting apparatus.
Bee venom is produced in the venom (or acid) gland of the bee, and is stored in an adjacent sac in the bee’s abdomen. The amount of venom a bee has depends on its age. Newly hatched bees don’t have any venom at all, but the amount increases rapidly for the first two weeks of a worker bee’s life, reaching a plateau of about 0.3mg (dry weight).
Beekeepers have invented a collection device for venom that doesn’t harm the bees. The device consists of a glass sheet that is put on the bottom of the beehive. The glass sheet conducts a gentle electric current. When the current is turned on, bees that are on the sheet automatically stick out their stingers, and the action of the muscles pushing the stinger also pumps a small amount of venom out the end of the sting. This venom falls on the glass where it is collected by the beekeeper, he then freeze-dries it to ensure the venom’s bioactive materials don’t oxidise and decompose. It takes one million sting deposits on a collector board to make 1g of dry venom.
Manuka Honey contains extraordinary healing properties and is easily absorbed and helps retain skins moisture. Honey’s natural antioxidant and antimicrobial properties help to protect the skin from the damage of the sun’s rays, while supporting the skin’s ability to rejuvenate and refresh depleted skin. Our Manuka Honey is harvested in sunny Nelson – South Island NZ .
Organic Jojoba Oil
So why jojoba oil?
Jojoba oil is very similar to sebum
What makes it so unique compared to other seed oils is that jojoba oil is structurally and chemically very similar to the human sebum produced by the sebaceous glands in our skin. Because sebum is also largely comprised of wax mono esters, it can act as a substitute while giving similar or added benefits compared to sebum
It is extremely safe to use Jojoba oil is non-toxic, non-comedogenic and non-allergenic.
This means that it will not clog pores and will not cause any allergic reactions. It is also not an irritant, so it can safely be used around the eyes and on the skin. In addition to that, it does not cause a greasy feeling when used on the skin like other oils do.
Jojoba has a high content of beneficial minerals and Vitamin E
It contains many different varieties of tocopherols which make up Vitamin E and many other natural minerals. Vitamin E is well known for promoting healthy and clear skin.
Jojoba is antibacterial –
Most bacteria including Staphylococcus aureus and the fungus Candida albicans cannot reproduce and die when they come into contact with jojoba oil. In fact, it is so antibacterial that it can be used as a fungicide to control mildew. Imagine how powerful that is?
Organic Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii)
Shea butter is a solid fatty oil made from the nuts of Karite Nut trees, also known as Mangifolia, that grow in the semi-arid savannah regions of West and Central Africa. Shea butter is sometimes called “women’s gold,” because extracting the butter from the nuts gives employment and income to hundreds of thousands of rural African village women. Shea butter is so non-toxic and beneficial that it is used in foods and cooking, as well as soaps and beauty products.
Bilberry can help enhance the look, feel, and overall beauty of your skin. It has been found to contain resveratrol and quercetin, which are great anti-aging agents. It also contains antioxidant properties known to protect the skin against damage from free radicals. It is likewise enriched with vitamins B, C and E, which are nutrients known to help nourish the skin.
Sugar Cane – Alpha hydroxy acid for a younger looking skin.
These are naturally appearing acids found in fruit and plants, AHA’s can be used as water-binding agents in cosmetics, but are mostly used in modern cosmetics for their exfoliating properties and their therapeutic properties which help with and minimize photo damaged skin, which is a major contributing factor to ageing.
Plus with the addition of: Orange, Lemon & Maple Sugar Extracts
Orange, Lemon & Maple Sugar Extracts – these ingredients assist in the exfoliation of dead skin cells for a finer and smoother complexion.
What makes our products superior??
Compare the ingredients! You will find that Beauty Bee® Face Mask and Beauty Bee® Face Cream has superior ingredients – therefore you will love the results! Our Beauty Bee® Face Mask includes: 0.18% active Bee Venom and Beauty Bee Face Cream includes 0.8% active Bee Venom to ensure great results.