Behind The Brand: Shelley Rollick-Collins

Introducing the visionary behind Benir's prestigious skin care products. With over 25 years of skin care experience as treatment provider, product formulator and industry innovator, Shelley knows what it takes to create a beautiful complexion. Her knowledge of organic and synthetic active ingredients allows for a unique insight when creating products that provide the greatest benefit to aging skin. 

We sat down to find out why she does what she does.

Copper Peptides in Skin Care

Copper peptides  effectively treat wrinkles, scarring, inflammation,  and have been found to be especially effective in healing wounds and skin lesions.  After using copper peptides for 30 days, we're confident you'll notice the difference in your skin quality and appearance. 

Chemicals to avoid in skin care.

We always recommend avoiding products that contain petrochemicals. Here's a list of things to look for...

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
  • Antibacterial
  • 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.

bee venom cream

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.