Venomous skincare to sink your teeth into

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  • Bee venom, dragon's blood and snake serums are the latest skin heros in the quest for eternal youth

    Bee venom, dragon’s blood and snake serums may sound like the stuff of nightmares, but these sinister-sounding ingredients are the latest skin heros in the quest for eternal youth.

    The Royals are known to be fans of Bee Venom technology, which has been found to help with cell regeneration (they do have blue blood after all) and after 12 years of research, Manuka Doctor have got in on the act with their brand new range of anti-aging skincare launching into Holland & Barrett this month.

    With over 10,000 bee stings per pot and prices starting from £16.99, it’s high tech skincare without getting stung on price.

    And from bees to snakes, high-street hero Boots have just announced that as of January they’ll be stocking Transformulas’ new Wrinkleblock Line Restriction Crème, £37, which contains SYN-AKE, a synthetic ingredient that mimics the venom of the Temple Viper with temporary Botox-like effects.

    If all that wasn’t enough to send shivers down your spine, Rodial have come up with their latest launch – Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel, £75, yes, that’s Dragon’s Blood, (although no Dragons have been slain for the purposes of this product we’re pleased to report.)

    With ingredients to stimulate collagen production and plump sagging skin, this innovative gel works by forming a unique second skin-like film. The stuff of legends.


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