Saturday, August 20, 2011

Is Bee Venom Nature's Botox?

By Renee Trilivas, Allure, August 17, 2011

Kate Middleton isn't the only royal creating a buzz with her beauty habits. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, reportedly slathers on a $90 bee venom-based face mask to combat the aging process. This “organic face lift” claims to smooth out wrinkles by tricking the skin to produce more collagen and elastin. Recently, the British beauty brand which makes the mask, Heaven by Deborah Mitchell, scored a $164 million, ten-year distribution deal in China. But is it actually a viable alternative to Botox? We ask dermatologist Jeannette Graf if the main ingredient in this $90 mask is really the bee's knees.

Dr. Graf says melittin, the active compound in bee venom, does have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and can boost the immune system. Since the venom is anaphylactic, it temporarily relaxes the facial muscles, breaking down cell membranes and improving circulation—all of which can theoretically contribute to a tighter complexion…

3 comments:

Eric said...

and now it is discovered that, bee venom is the best anti-cancer drug. In nanotechnology only thing is research is going on to find the perfect drug delivery system.

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Joanna said...

A natural solution is always welcome because most people try to be as natural as possible.

If Bee venom is nature's botox then we should all try it but I don't know is anyone approved this this for anti-aging treatments...

Now I've just did a botox Toronto treatment but if I hear that this really worksI will definitely try it.

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