Bee Venom: Why This ingredient Is Great for Your Skin

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Korean skin care products are known for containing natural ingredients such as snail slime, propolis and mugwort. While some of these natural ingredients may, at first, feel a bit weird or unnatural to use, there’s a reason why they’ve gained so much popularity in the K-beauty market: because they work. Remember when snail slime was first introduced? Now everyone can’t get enough of it! 

Bee venom is another natural ingredient that your skin will love. Find out what the buzz is all about:

What can bee venom do for your skin?

As an ingredient, bee venom may not sound appealing but don’t worry, it’s completely safe for your skin. When used in skin care products, bee venom actually tricks your skin into thinking it has been stung by a bee (without the pain), therefore increasing blood circulation. 

Think of bee venom as a natural botox. It’s especially beneficial for those seeking anti-aging skin care products as this natural ingredient boosts collagen production and improves the skin’s elasticity. With these anti-aging benefits, you can expect firmer skin with less noticeable fine lines and wrinkles. 

Who can benefit from bee venom? 

Bee venom can be used by all skin types but you’ll find it more beneficial if you have dry, aging or acne-prone skin. Aside from reaping its skin-tightening and anti-aging benefits, bee venom offers anti-inflammatory benefits and is known to help reduce bacteria on skin.

Skin care products infused with bee venom should be on your skin care shelf especially if your skin leans towards the dry side. Bee venom acts as an emollient, which soothes and keeps your skin deeply hydrated. A bee venom-infused moisturizer will keep your dry, itchy patches at bay particularly throughout winter.

How do you incorporate products with bee venom into your skin care routine?

You can find bee venom in various skin care products, including facial cleansers, essences, face masks and creams. 

Korean skin care brand NATURE REPUBLIC offers some great options, including a Bee Venom Cleansing Foam, Bee Venom Treatment Spot, Bee Venom Emulsion, and Bee Venom Mist Essence. They’re all packed with bee venom but the Bee Venom Treatment Spot is the most popular pick with YesStyle customers. Formulated with 77% bee venom complex, this spot treatment soothes troubled skin, controls excess sebum and helps heal blemishes. It’s definitely a must-have to fight those pesky zits!

MIZON’s Bee Venom Calming Fresh Cream also makes a great addition to your winter skin care routine. Packed with bee venom and propolis extracts, this Calming Fresh Cream soothes and nourishes skin, leaving you with a radiant and hydrated complexion.

The Bee Venom Calming Fresh Cream is also enriched with shea butter and mango oil, which protect your skin’s moisture barrier. Thanks to its hypoallergenic formula, the cream is also perfect for sensitive skin. You don’t have to worry about harmful chemicals like artificial fragrances or silicone! 

Do you have a favorite bee venom-infused skin care product? Share them in the comments below!