I first heard about this when an article about the Duchess of Cambridge popped up while I was reading something else online. While I'm not into celebrity gossip I am into beauty products. Apparently it was recommended to her by the Duchess of Cornwall and the pic the article used did show her looking mighty fresh for her age.
I couldn't find any place in Memphis doing these and the facial jar is $68 an ounce; luckily Internet research told me I could just spread actual bee venom honey on my face instead. So I ordered this off amazon:
I could have been fancy and warmed it up and painted on with a brush but I decided to glob it on with my fingers. It's much thicker than regular honey.
I kept my globbing method going until my face looked like this
So you might find this really odd but honey is actually in a lot of beauty products. It's an antibacterial so good for clearing up blemishes - which I'm having an outbreak of and it also softens and moisturizers the skin. So even if I didn't get some collagen production (the goal of using bee venom) out of this it's still not a terrible thing to spread on your face.
Before I applied I had taken face pics and then again after the 15 minutes it sat on my face and then washing off. Here's the side by sides:
See, I said I was having a breakout
Same pose, same lighting. I may be slight to you but I see slight improvement under my eye the ( ) around my mouth and the frown lined under the corner of my lip. There was no tingling while the honey was on but it did soften and start melting down my face - I recommend you lie down for the 15 minute setting time. It did come off easily in the shower.
Three days later and my breakout has cleared up so yay for the honey on that. I still feel the lip lines are looking a little better but maybe it's all in my head.
I'm going to play around with this and figure out how often I should do the honey mask. In case you can't tell I'm really looking to avoid getting the filler under my eyes and at the mouth corners that had been recommended to me. Unless anyone just needs to get rid of $2,000, I'll happily get the injections on someone else's dime. Also, can I please have a moment of silence for the cruel irony that I have excess fluff everywhere on my body except for these two areas. So not fair!
My next beauty review will most likley be the 3D lashes that are all over the place. They're on back order but I'm really excited to try it out.