Gwyneth Paltrow and other Celebrities Use Bee Venom Mask Instead Of Botox
On Sunday I went with my son to see Daniel Radcliffe, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, and company, in the famous last movie of the Harry Potter series. I thought it was absolutely awesome. Totally enthralling.
Well, the theme of the day was definitely celebrities: Severis’ beautiful seductive voice was still with me as I sat on the bus on the way home, and I was reminded of a wonderful little movie I saw recently on Maori Television called ‘Snow Cake’, which stars Alan Rickman. I had to change buses at Takapuna, and since I had some time to spare, I wandered over to the health-food and supplies shop to have a look at their window. And there I saw the various bee venom treatments available, and an article from The New Zealand Herald, 28. 4. 2011, which gave the gen on how the Duchess of Cornwall, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Gwyneth Paltrow and other celebrities have all used bee venom from New Zealand in special face-masks which are designed to preserve and enhance the natural beauty of their skins. I wondered if any of the actors from ‘Harry Potter’ have used this? Daniel Radcliff ? – Probably not. He is young and has a perfect complexion. But some of the older actors may have been using the bee venom alternative to Botox.
Apparently, the bee venom is produced, ideally, from bees which have fed on new zealand manuka honey. Their venom is collected by laying a plate of glass next to the hive which has fed on the manuka blossoms. A small electrical current is passed through the glass, which attracts bees to sting the glass, and so produce the venom which is then collected up to use in cosmetics and other healing agents. Unfortunately, this means that these bees will die, as a bee dies once its sting leaves its body.
This bee venom sells for 27,000POUNDS an ounce, which is roughly $55, 200.
As an alternative to Botox treatment, bee venomt is used in a dilution of around 1% of a face mask which is designed to tighten up wrinkles and rejuvenate the skin. The bee venom is also used in other cosmetic products in combination with organic New Zealand manuka honey, shea butter and lavender oils.
The bee venom in the face mask has the effect of stinging the skin. This artificial stinging of the skin stimulates it, encouraging the blood to come to the surface of the skin. Thereby, the skin is nourished and tightened by natural ingredients in the venom itself, and by the increased blood flow to the skin.
Deborah Mitchell who owns the ‘Heaven’ beauty salon in Shropshire, West Midlands, United Kingdom, has treated many celebrities with the Botox alternative, the bee venom face mask. Gwyneth Paltrow, Danii Minogue, and many others have come to her salon for an alternative treatment to Botox. The sixty eight year old Camilla, wife of Prince Charles, is reported to have had the bee venom face mask treatment prior to Prince William’s and Kate Middleton’s wedding earlier this year.