Why You Need Bee Venom In Your Beauty Routine

by Sienna Fantozzi

You may have tried every new beauty/skincare trend out there in the name of taking care of your complexion in hopes of amazing results, but there's a product you may not have ever thought your skincare routine was missing. If you've heard the buzz about it (pun totally intended) and are wondering if bee venom is good for your skin, it absolutely is, and as painful as it sounds, it's a product you are probably going to want to start using.

As someone who is deathly afraid of bees, the last thing I'd ever want to do is put their venom on my face. I mean, ouch! But it's not painful, and it's actually great for your skin. Bee venom is anaphylactic, so it can temporarily relax your facial muscles (natural botox, anyone?), break down cell membranes, and improve circulation, which can create a tighter and smoother complexion. It can also plump out and firm your skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. So the name might sound painful, but it doesn't actually sting — and you know a botox needle would!

If you want to give yourself a natural plump and firm your complexion, try these products with bee venom in them.

1. Miss Spa

Miss Spa Bee Venom Plumping & Firming Silk Sheet Mask, $8, Ulta

In addition to the bee venom, this mask has honey extract and aloe to nourish and moisturize.

2. Nip + Fab

Nip + Fab, $32, Asos

This hydrating anti-aging cream will plump your skin and reduce wrinkles.

3. WEI

WEI Bee Venom Anti Wrinkly Mask, $60, Skincare Rx

This gentle and nourishing mask will help correct skin imperfections.

4. Mizon

Bee Venom Face Cream, $29, Beauty Spin

Swap out your standard moisturizer with this cream formulated with bee venom.

5. Rodial Day Cream

Bee Venom Day Cream, $155, Saks Fifth Avenue

Apply this in the morning and your skin will be plumped all day.

6. Rodial Body Souffle

Rodial, $190, Amazon

It isn't just for your face — bee venom can be used on your body, too.

7. Rodial Serum

Bee Venom Serum, $200, Dermstore

If you want to keep your standard moisturizer, you can apply a bee venum serum first.

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