Look bee-autiful with bee venom

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WHAT’S the easiest thing to sell to women? Something which claims to improve their skin and get rid of wrinkles.

We discovered this last Monday when a company representative came in to see us with her collection of bee venom skin treatments.

Bee venom is apparently the new big thing in skin care, with reports in papers that both Kate Middleton and the Duchess of Cornwall have been using it recently and believe it to be absolutely marvellous.

The way it works is that the bee venom encourages greater circulation to the skin and this plumps it up slightly. Over time this increased circulation can also help to increase collagen production to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

We have always been big fans of the natural health products provided by bees. Propolis is a great natural antibiotic and healer, often used for sore throats, coughs and colds.

Manuka honey naturally contains antibacterial components which have been found to be helpful for people with ulcers and tummy bugs.

But we have been reasonably sceptical about “miracle” face creams.

However, this company representative is someone we have known for a number of years and she has always tended to be very honest. Also, as we have known her for a long time we were aware of what her skin has looked like and we could definitely see some improvements, which she assured us were not down to good make-up.

See The Visitor (10-04-12) for full story.