The latest craze in skincare is none other than bee venom. Yep, you heard that right. The stuff that get’s injected into your skin during a bee sting is actually being added into skincare products.
Mizon Bee Venom Calming Fresh Cream ($36) is a light facial moisturizing cream. It has the consistency of a blend between a gel and a lotion.
As our skin ages, it naturally loses collagen and elasticity. The bee venom acts to naturally stimulate collagen production by fooling the skin into thinking it was “stung”.
I was nervous when I first got this in the mail. I was worried that the cream would actually have a stinging, burning sensation. I’m happy to report that it does not!
Once on the skin, it just feels like any facial cream/lotion. I like that is feels light and is not heavy or greasy. The cream absorbs really quickly into the skin.
I have been using this twice daily for a few weeks now and am enjoying it. There’s been no miraculous amount of youthfulness added to my skin but it does a great job at keeping my skin feeling soft and moisturized.
I have a hard time with skincare products breaking me out but this bee venom cream has not caused me to have any breakouts.
I do have one very unexpected bonus happen when wearing this Bee Venom Calming Cream under my makeup. The second ingredient happens to be glycerin which sets with a bit of tackiness.
That tackiness seems to help my foundation stay on my face for much longer than usual. I have oily skin and usually need to wear an oil controlling primer as a base. With this Mizon cream, I’ve been skipping that step.
As a result, my foundation seems to “bond” with the bee venom cream and lasts longer now than when I wear a primer! My t-zone is barely oily after a full days wear of foundation, which is practically unheard of for me. That makes me one happy gal!
A Closer Look:
Mizon Bee Venom Calming Fresh Cream is available online at Peach and Lily.