Most of us know that bees are an essential life-giving part of our ecosystem as pollinators. Many do not know what a sacred and valuable gift they also are to our health and wellness beyond being the reason we have food to eat.
Raw, un-processed honey, particularly Manuka honey, is loaded with nutritional and immunomodulating elements such as amino acids, B-complex vitamins, enzymes and minerals. Furthermore, it is known to be an antimicrobial and thus can help in the prevention of, and recovery from, a number of health issues.
While some of us are at least familiar with the health benefits of honey, and its beauty benefits in skin care, a very different bee product, and one we most fear, is being used for health, wellness, and beauty. The term “apitherapy” refers to the field of medicine where honey bee venom is being studied and used for addressing pain and disease, due to it’s anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. In the development of another effective but targeted skin care product, I became very interested in honey bee venom. I have used it extensively to treat my own physical pain and found the experience not only helpful, and healing, but also sacred in the way I felt connected with and in tune with these amazing beings. Most people cringe, just at the words, as we all associate bee sting treatmentwith pain. But, in the right context, and for the right use, bee sting treatment is a most valuable and potent enhancement to health and beauty.
Bee venom, known as an “apitoxin” is water-soluble (in fact it is 88% water in and of itself), thereby making it easily absorbed into the body, as our bodies are mostly made up of water, too. The allergen that is most responsible for the “stinging” effect is a substance known as melittin. Melittin is what makes capillaries explode and blood cells pop, and what you’re left with is redness and a whole lot of ouch. However, when bee venom is gathered is highly concentrated form of medicinal magic that if used in the proper way, creates magic.
For skin care, the use of bee venom is revolutionary because it is an entirely natural, non-invasive, non-toxic, safe substance that can have magical effects. Essentially, it is the homeopathic version of Botox, and when used as an ingredient in skin care, the results are amazing. Besides the melittin, bee venom also contains phospholipase A2, and a lesser amount of histamine. And all three allergens together create a powerful substance that, when applied topically such as through the medium of a serum, brightens and tightens the skin. The allergens are “waking” up the cells and capillaries just beneath your skin’s surface. In essence, the bee venom in the serum is “fooling” the skin into thinking that it is being stung and the body’s autonomic nervous system responds by sending blood to the area. As the blood rushes to the site of “simulated inflammation,” naturally occurring chemicals such as collagen and elastin are released.
The apitoxin creates smoother, firmer, more plump skin. Bee venom is truly nature's botox. Now, this is something to buzz about! Take note that when the Bee Venom Face Serum is applied (taking your overall skin sensitivity into consideration) you can experience a certain aliveness, youthfulness, and fullness in your face. People will say you glow! From the outside in and the inside out.
Be Blessed - Bee Venom Elixir is a blessing of skin renewal and rejuvenation. It revitalizes, creating naturally younger looking skin. Bee venom works synergistically with Peptides, PhytoElastin, Liposomal Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid, Organic White Tea, Alpha Lipoic Acid, and Organic Essential Oils to visibly improve skin elasticity, tone, and radiance. It also calms the nervous system and reduces inflammation. The bee venom used in this formula comes from a pristine environment in British Columbia, Canada. Bees are not harmed in this proprietary collection process, which is done with great respect and love for the bees. A pane of glass is placed alongside a hive and a weak electrical current is run through the glass. The current encourages the bees to stick out their stingers, and this muscular action pumps out a small amount of venom, which falls on the glass. The bees maintain their stingers and fly free and unharmed after their donation of venom. It takes a million stings to create 1 ml of venom, which is why this magical elixir so very precious.
I know this is exciting! It is a bountiful gift of beauty from the precious bees! But, if you are allergic to bee stings, do not get too excited, because you can't use this product!
It is also important to note that topical bee venom is best delivered in an entirely water-based medium, which is why this is a water-based serum and not a cream or a mask. The goal of this divine serum is to encourage your skin to blossom and look it's best, gently, and over time. Be Blessed - Bee Venom Elixir ignites your body’s own response mechanisms to encourage your most glowing natural radiance.