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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. 

 

 

Hyaluronic Acid for maximum hydration

One of the keys for reducing fine lines and wrinkles and just getting the skin looking dewy and hydrated is to ensure that moisture is getting into the skin in high enough amounts to encourage a visible result.  One of the best ways to do this, is by using a product rich in hyaluronic acid.

Ingredients we don't want in our skincare. part 2

Here's the second half of our look at common chemicals in skincare and beauty products, and why we need to be aware of what we are putting on our skin and in our bodies. At benir we take care to avoid ingredients in our bee venom cream, anti-aging and skin care that may put your health at risk. Our goal is to create velvety soft, healthy skin that glows gorgeous!

Ingredients we don't want in our skincare. Part 1

In the past two decades, more and more of us have begun to question not only what we put in our bodies, but also the products we apply topically.  Studies in the U.S. show that over 10,000 of the 82,000 cosmetic ingredients used in person care products are industrial chemicals, with approximately 60% of the chemicals we apply to our skin being absorbed into the bloodstream. As a consumer it can be overwhelming and frustrating trying to avoid the various questionable ingredients, and more often than not we are not fully aware of exactly why they are considered harmful. Here's the first of a 2 part list of some common culprits. Remember, you won't find these in our products.