I received a trial pack of the Manuka Doctor products and have written individual reviews for all. This is a new brand to me and I was captivated by the brand’s ethic, ingredients and products. Purified bee venom is renowned for its powerful benefits and this is what Manuka Doctor has to say about its cosmetic benefits
“Research into Purified Bee Venom has proven that this potent combination of enzymes, peptides and amino acids works on all levels of the skin to encourage naturally occurring cell regeneration, boost collagen formation, prevent sun damage and accelerate the recovery of damaged skin cells”
I was naturally intrigued to try these products based on these facts.
I received a 7ml sample of the ApiNourish Rejuvenating Bee Venom Face Mask and this is the last of the 3 products to be reviewed.
The Face Mask is housed in a plain white squeeze tube with a screw top lid. The packing is simple and does not retract from the natural source of the ingredients. The tube is easy to dispense the product from and the mask is of a thick, indulgent consistency so there is no danger of over dispensing your product. After cleansing and toning I dispense an approximate ‘5 pence size’ worth of product and smooth on to my face, neck and décolleté as directed. The product is quite thick in consistency so I find that patting it evening over all areas before smoothing is the best way to distribute the mask affectively, without building up a concentration in one area. The mask contains n amazing cocktail of Manuka Honey, Propolis Extract, Purified Bee Venom, Royal Jelly, Kaolin Light Clay, Rosehip Seed Oil, Blackcurrant Seed Oil, Vitamin E, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter. The fragrance is subtle and beautiful I can only describe it as a sugary, sweet scent. The mask does not fully absorb into the skin but there is no visible sign of product after application. The instructions state that you should leave on the kin for up to 30 minutes. This is how I use it as I want maximum effect from the product.
The effects of this mask are immediate. You can feel a toning, tightening sensation which is not uncomfortable and I noted a slight tingling sensation from the powerful cocktail of ingredients. After 30 minutes it is recommended that you remove the product with a warm damp cloth and this is easy and quick to do. After removal my skin feels toned, extremely smooth and not at all dehydrated or stripped of its natural oils. You can definitely see a reduction in your fine lines and wrinkles and with the application of the Age Defying Serum and Day/ Night Cream afterward the results are even more visible. My complexion looks plumped, toned and refined and there is a marked reduction in my open pores.
I have used this mask twice weekly and alongside the rest of the ApiNourish range I am thrilled with the results. My skin feels so smooth and looks more radiant and toned, just perfect for the ageing complexion. The collagen boosting ingredients in this product are evident after the first usage. It is not a product suited to all budgets but the high concentration of the ingredients makes this price tag a little easier to bear.
I cannot recommend the ApiNourish range enough to the ageing generation and the proof of the potency of these are products is evident very quickly. This product and its partners in the range are going to be a staple for my skincare regime!
I loved the smell of this gentle sweet and pleasant. It goes on like a face cream but after a short time it goes invisible which I really loved as it meant I could wear this and sit downstairs and not be embarrassed if someone came to call.
After rinsing off with a warm cloth my face felt lovely and nurtured. I then applied toner and serum and I do think my face skin looked tighter and firmer. I can't say the lines had gone but they looked slightly less deep and visible.
I liked this and it reminded me of the Elemis face mask.
I received a sample of this product and put it to the test against my usual face mask.
After 10 minutes, the cream had done it's magic leaving my skin feel soft and nourished. It was a smooth and rich cream to apply, so a little goes a long way.
I cannot say whether I looked more youthful, but I very much enjoyed using the product and will again.
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