Skincare products containing Active Manuka Honey and bee venom have recently been creating a buzz in the beauty regimes of the hottest celebs. Millie Mackintosh, Caroline Flack and even the Royal Family are all fans of lotions and potions containing Manuka Honey and bee venom and a whole host of brands are launching products geared around these wondrous ingredients.
We’ve tried a fair few, and have recently added the Beetox Face Mask to our overflowing skincare cabinets – and only a lucky few make the cut these days, so it must be special! The Beetox range is the very first to contain UMF20+ (Unique Manuka Honey Factor), which makes their products super calming as high levels of Active Manuka Honey have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. I’ve been road testing their Manuka Honey and Bee Venom Face Mask, which claims to lift, tighten and firm the skin.
First of all, how luxurious is the packaging?! This little pot would look right at home sat on the Royals’ dressing tables! The instructions say to apply a generous layer onto clean skin and leave it for 20 minutes to work its magic. I massaged it in and took to my iPad to catch up on the latest gossip in celebrity beauty on Allure magazine’s website, which passed the time nicely!
Once the 20 minutes was up, I ran a flannel under warm water and buffed off the mask, making sure it was removed thoroughly. I was a little disappointed that the initial results weren’t very noticeable, so I carried on with my usual evening skin care routine and went to bed thinking the mask had been a little disappointing.
However, in the morning I woke up to see that an undefeatable, juicy spot on my chin had been reduced dramatically. I’d been battling with the little blighter for almost a week, and after using the Beetox Face Mask it had completely calmed down. It had reduced in size and the swelling had disappeared, leaving a manageable red mark that was easily covered with a bit of concealer, so it seems that the UMF20+ isn’t just a gimmick and that it really does have amazing anti-inflammatory powers!
The Beetox Face Mask seriously impressed me in the end, and whilst I can’t vouch for its ability to lift, tighten or firm the skin, I can say that the Active Manuka Honey is certainly amazing when it comes to calming and soothing the skin. I imagine this would be great for anyone suffering from mild acne, or even those of us who are unfortunate enough to be prone to spots every once in a while. I’m now desperate to try the serum and moisturiser from the range!
The Beetox Face Mask retails at £55, which makes it a real VIP product, and you can get your hands on it at beetox.co.uk