Take sting out of aging
For centuries, adventurers have tried in vain to discover the fountain of youth. Today, scientists and skincare companies clamour to rollout the next big thing to help turn back the clock and wipe away wrinkles. Genetics plays about a 10 per cent role in how your skin ages while 90 per cent depends on external factors such as smoking, diet, pollution, sun damage and stress. Bottom line is that if you lead a healthy lifestyle, your skin will benefit.
There’s no doubt that investing in decent skincare products will keep your skin hydrated and happy. I often get samples of products that land on my desk for review. I do my best to try them out and write a blurb. I was intrigued when I got a call from Catherine Martin of Duncan, B.C., who recently launched a mask called Queen of the Hive that contains bee venom and manuka honey. Catherine and her husband, Sebastien, live on a 13-acre farm on Vancouver Island and have been selling organic honey for years. After discovering that Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, endorsed bee venom products created by their beauty therapist in Britain, the Martins decided to jump on the bandwagon.
Sebastien says that bee venom is an alternative to Botox. It fools the skin into believing that it’s been stung by a bee, which increases blood flow and creates more collagen and elastin.
I’ve used the mask nightly for the past 10 days and like what I see – although it’s early days. If you are allergic to bees, this is not for you. After applying it to your face and neck, you will feel a tingling, tightening feeling. I leave it on for about 20 minutes and wash it off. I tried to sleep with the mask on overnight, but had to wash it off as my neck got too hot.
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