We all know that as our skin ages, it slowly starts to lose its natural occurring collagen which results in fine lines and wrinkles, along with loss of elasticity and sagging skin. I’ve come to learn the importance of bees, from one of my favourite people on Earth, Mr. Jerry Seinfeld. Now you may be thinking, what does aging skin and bees have in common, well did you know that bee venom may actually help with premature aging? Not only are bees extremely valuable to the development of life on Earth, the world would be a much different place without them. The condition of human development may not actually exist without them, but did you also know that their venom also has many beneficial benefits for the skin. Applying a small amount tricks the skin into thinking it’s been stung, which sends blood to the affected area, which in return, stimulates the production of collagen. This helps to not only strengthen the skin tissue, but it helps with elastin which provides a more firm and youthful appearance. It can also help with skin texture, reduction of pores, repair hyperpigmentation and sun damage and so much more.
I’ve been putting two Rodial Bee Venom products to the test to see if this fairly expensive formula actually works. First up, Rodial Bee Venom Super Serum. It’s a highly concentrated, skin perfect serum that helps to illuminate and revitalise the skin that’s to its bee venom formula. It’s unique complex of plant stem cells and Cyclopeptide-5 helps to correct skin tone and plump and smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps to enhance skin elasticity and provide immediate and long-lasting hydration for an overall radiant complexion.
Rodial Bee Venom Super Serum comes boxed with a pump applicator that’s not only convenient, but keeps it hygienic. It comes in a bright yellow glass bottle that’s heavy, luxe and with an extremely high-end feel. It has a clear, almost pale yellow gel that’s light to apply and absorbs within a few short seconds. It only requires a dime size amount to cover both face and neck and is gently massaged onto cleansed skin.
Obsessed with the Rodial Bee Venom Super Serum liquid velvet formula. It feels very expensive once applied to the skin, with a velvety smooth finish. It instantly rejuvenates and tightens my skin and was the perfect revitaliser after my long, dry flights and lack of sleep on my holidays. The bee venom actually provides a slight lifting sensation, while keeping my skin extremely moisturized and hydrated throughout the day. My skin instantly looks refreshed and uplifted after each application and the initial effect was surprisingly fairly quick. I started to notice results after only a few short weeks. Since it’s helping to stimulate collagen production, it’s an ongoing process and I can only imagine it will continue to get better with each use? It retails for $200 for 30ml.
Rodila Bee Venom Moisturizer helps to revitalise and renew the skin for naturally younger looking skin. It too is formulated with a unique complex of plant stem cells to help visibly improve skin tone and elasticity. It also helps to plump and smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while hyaluronic acid helps add moisture and hydration back into the skin.
Rodila Bee Venom Moisturizer has an extremely thick, rich and creamy texture that’s incredibly lightweight and perfect for daily use, both morning and night. Its smooth, lush, and plush formula is probably the most luxurious cream I’ve ever tried. It massages into the skin like a dream and absorbs almost immediately. It doesn’t feel thick, heavy or greasy, just incredibly soft, smooth and hydrated. It doesn’t leave skin looking or feeling oily, although it does provide a ton of moisture. You can easily apply your foundation right away, without it interfering with the finish. Although it is designed for all skin types, I can see this cream working especially well for those with dry skin, like myself, or menopausal/ aging skin, as it’s not only highly moisturizing, it targets fine lines and wrinkles. Added bonus, it has the subtle floral and honey scent that’s quite invigorating.
Although Rodila Bee Venom Moisturizer does contain bee venom, it’s the last ingredient on the list, meaning it has the smallest presence of all the ingredients in this cream. That being said, you only need the tiniest amount to see dramatic results. Since the bee venom actually tricks my skin into thinking it’s been stung by a bee, causing increased blood flow to the area, to help stimulate collagen and elastin production to the skin, you don’t need a lot of it to see the benefits. Think Botox without the needle. It not only helped smooth the skin, it also seems to slightly lift and tighten. If you’re starting to see wrinkles or have incredibly dry skin, this moisturizer will help correct those annoying fine lines and keep skin hydrated throughout the day. I did also notice a temporary plumping effect that lasted as long as I continued to use this product. For long-term effects, I truly believe you need fillers or at least a high dose of retinoid. It retails for $190 for 50ml.