This Anti-Aging Agent Really Stings
By NewBeauty Staff |
Could a little insect be the next big thing in the fight against aging? Turns out that bee sting poison acts as a collagen booster in the skin and actually protects it from sun damage, too. In fact, bee venom has been used in spa treatments for years, and is a favorite among celebrities like Kylie and Dannii Minogue, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Michelle Pfeiffer and Victoria Beckham.
While the potion has only been available in spas, it is now making its way into the market, thanks to a new skin-care line created by Korean scientist Dr. Sang Mi Han for Manuka Doctor, the skin-care line from New Zealand, according to DailyMail.
Bee sting venom increases keratinocyte levels, which are the cells on the top layer of the skin. When keratinocyte levels drop, the skin ages and loses elasticity. The bee venom can reverse that, Dr. Han says. But don't worry-no bees were harmed in the making of these products. The venom is extracted through a special collection process that doesn't kill them.
What do you think? Are you willing to give bee venom-infused products a try?
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