Purified Bee Venom in Anti-Aging Skin Care

Posted on December 8, 2012


Ever imagine caressing venom onto your skin? Seems like a crazy thing to do but Manuka Doctor, a newly launched skincare line based out of New Zealand, has just done that. Their entire range (called the Apitherapy — apis in Latin means bee) is based off a purified bee venom. Some call their products the “bee venom botox”.


According to Manuka Doctor, purified bee venom (PBV) is great for your complexion. They claim the following beneficial functions of PBV:

1. Anti-aging: Nutures cell regeneration, helps collagen formation, helps with reduction of fine lines and wrinkles

2. Acne: Eliminates and prevents acne formation

For marketing purposes, Manuka Doctor surely has a winner in their hands. Purified Bee Venom? It’s such an eye-catching ingredient to use in skin care!

The brand’s philosophy is to have products “that harness the natural goodness of nature to help maintain healthy balance and promote wellbeing.” Power natural ingredients, no harsh chemicals or genetically modified (GM) ingredients, as well as being bee-friendly (no bees are harmed during the harvesting of their venom) make this line a must-try. My main curiosity lies within how great the bee venom anti-aging capabilities are … whether they really help reduce wrinkles and fine lines, and if they are comparable to the power of stem cells. The skin care products are currently only offered in the UK and New Zealand. If anyone from Manuka Doctor is reading this, I would love to try them out. Please let me know when they are available in the USA.

*** Please note that the Manuka Doctor skincare range is not for people who are allergic to bee stings.