Manuka honey has always been a big deal in our family – as both Man of the House and No 1 Son are New Zealand citizens – and we usually have a jar in the fridge. It’s supposed to have all sorts of healing/antiseptic properties, and it tastes delicious.
So when I heard Manuka Doctor had bought out a rejuvenating face mask containing purified bee venom, I couldn’t wait to try it. Particularly as it’s supposed to help stimulate collagen growth, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and renew damaged skin cells. Oh, and no bees are killed in the making of it (you can see how they harvest it here.)
It smells good enough to spread on toast (which you won’t do, of course) and it’s really easy to apply – a little goes a long way. Afterwards my skin definitely looked plumper and felt incredibly soft.
Kate Middleton, Angelina Jolie and Victoria Beckham are all supposed to be fans of bee venom products.
I can’t promise this mask will make you look like them (should you even want to) but it will give your complexion a nice boost. (Available from Holland & Barrett, £49.95).