Glowing, vibrant looking skin? Alpha Lipoic Acid is a powerhouse antioxidant.
We have all heard of the importance of antioxidants and their role in the prevention of free radical damage in our bodies. Antioxidants are extremely important to our cellular processes and without antioxidants our cells lose their ability to function properly and efficiently. In skincare, this means an older, duller looking skin complexion. By utilizing a potent level of antioxidants in our skincare, we can assist the skin in it's ability to repair and rejuvenate for a healthy glow.
One of the greatest antioxidants available is called ALPHA LIPOIC ACID, an ultra potent antioxidant providing high levels of protection against free radical damage. Because alpha lipoic acid is both oil and water soluble, it functions in all processes and areas of the body, unlike other antioxidants such as Vit C (water soluble) or Vit E (oil soluble).
Another key of alpha lipoic acid, is it's ability to regenerate other antioxidants. As antioxidants attack free radicals they become "used up". There is evidence that alpha lipoic acid regenerates these used up antioxidants returning them to an active form.
- One of the most potent antioxidants available.
- Prevents free radical damage associated with cellular damage and premature aging.
- Supports activity of other antioxidants such as Vitamin C + E.
- Decreases appearance of photo-aging and UV damage.
- Reduces roughness associated with skin damage improving skin texture.
BV-9 AntiAging Bee Venom Cream contains high levels of alpha lipoic acid, another way we help you get the skin you've always wanted!
Squalane Oil boosts hydration and reduces wrinkles.
When selecting ingredients for moisturizers, it's important to choose skin care ingredients that will actually absorb into the skin, hydrate and protect the skin to create a reduction in lines and wrinkles. Many products today unfortunately choose petrochemicals (ingredients derived from crude oil) to achieve a soft, slick feel to a product and pleasant texture....but it's not doing anything for your skin, and may in fact be harmful with longterm use.
One of our favourites, and an ingredient that is also similar to the sebaceous oils our skin naturally produces is Squalane.
Bee Venom skin care...the buzz on benefits.
Sales of bee venom creams and masks have soared since Camilla "the Dutchess of Cornwall" and Kate Middleton announced this was a secret to their improved skin appearance. The addition of bee venom in skin creams has many benefits, and in fact the use of bee venom stretches back centuries to the time of ancient Egypt. Charlemagne, the king of the Franks was known to have been treated with bee venom via "live stings" to help with joint ailments. So what exactly is bee venom all about, and what can it do?
Here's what we know:
- There are at least 18 active compounds in bee venom
- Mellitin induces a powerful healing and anti-inflammatory benefit
- Adolapin has an anti-inflammatory and pain blocking benefit
- Improves skin's blood flow to nourish collagen production
- Used as an injectable treatment for arthritis.
- Currently being researched for it's benefits in a variety of ailments
How does a bee venom cream benefit my skin?
Bee venom addresses two of the primary causes of premature aging and the formation of lines and wrinkles: inflammation in the skin and loss of collagen. Bee venom reduces inflammation to prevent skin damage, and subtly increases blood flow to the treated skin, nourishing the fibroblasts and encouraging them to produce fresh collagen (our bodies own fillers). This in turn creates a fresh, vibrant effect in the skin and replaces the "fullness" we lose with age, filling out wrinkles and lines from underneath. Best of all, there is no paralyzing effect to achieve this reduction in wrinkles such as with botox.
- reduces skin inflammation
- stimulates collagen production
- heals skin damage
- reduces signs of aging
When combined with a potent mix of anti-aging ingredients and skin nourishing compounds, bee venom can noticeably improve the health and appearance of skin, creating a velvety soft and ultra hydrated complexion.
At benir, our bee venom cream contains only the highest grade bee venom. Considered "grade 1" bee venom, it is pure enough to be used in injectable treatments and administered directly into the body.
Are any bee's harmed in the collection process?
We love nature! and always avoid any process that causes harm to living things. Bee venom is collected in a sustainable way, and no bee's are harmed in the process. To collect the venom, the bee keepers expose the bee's to a very mild current through a glass pane. The bee's can sense this (it's too mild for us to detect) and press their stingers against the glass, leaving their venom behind. Since they keep their stingers, they continue to live to produce bee venom another day.