Tried & Tested: Pro-5 Collagen Bee Venom Day Moisturiser

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So, I am on a bit of a Skin Chemist kick at the moment, having recently started using their facial oil and thanks to a few good deals right after Christmas that let me try a brand I had always fancied but found too expensive.  The facial oil was good, though not as good as my usual brand – which I will be returning to – and so is the Bee Venom Day Moisturiser, which promises to keep my skin hydrated and smooth from morning till night.

The bee venom is the bit that got me, I have to admit, with it’s claim to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and that forever chased “more youthful-looking complexion”.  Apparently, it tricks the skin into thinking it’s been stung and brings blood to the surface, creating a plumping affect and stimulating collagen production. Because of it though, before you try it you have to do a sample test to make sure you don’t have an allergic reaction.  That done, you are ready to go.

After a month, here’s what I think…

First, the pros

  • The packaging is lovely and bright and says summer days and bumble bees to me – it made me want to pick it up and use it
  • It had a great smell, slightly sweet like honey but not overwhelming – again there were those summer days brought to mind
  • It is light and absorbs easily into the skin, with none of the stickiness I found in the oil
  • My skin definitely felt plumper after a few days and that feeling has continued

Now, the cons

To be honest, there aren’t many…

  • Whilst my skin was plumper, I can’t say if it was any less wrinklier
  • It’s expensive, or at least it is for me, running to £44.50 if I had paid full price.

It’s rare I say a product that expensive is worth it and it’s probably the case here if I’m honest.  Overall, though, I have been very happy with the moisturiser and it’s results so I would buy it again – just in the sale.

What about you, have you tried this or any other venom-related products?  Did they work for you?

Emma x

Note: I purchased and chose to review this product.  It was not provided to me in return for a review.  

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Tried & Tested: Pro-5 Collagen Bee Venom Day Moisturiser

  1. I’ve been wanting to try bee venom for ages! I’ve been really skint lately so I’ve been putting off trying anything. I’m not very wrinkly but I have skin that could do with plumping, I’m still tempted to give it a go because it does sound good!

    Thank you for joining in with #RVHT, I hope you can make it again tonight!

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