Bee stings have been used in China for the last three thousand years to cure a number of disorders. A New Zealand company is now including purified bee venom in its skin care and anti-ageing products, claiming that it can be the substitute for botox.
Bee venom has long been used to prepare facial masks in exclusive spas and beauty salons frequented by celebrities. The venom apparently acts by stimulating blood circulation in areas where it is applied, encouraging the production of collagen and elastin and so reducing wrinkles. For the first time, this valuable ingredient will now become available in the market at affordable prices.