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