Lately I've been hearing all about the power of bees. More specifically the power of the bee venom and how it is being used in skin care products. I was also hearing it being linked to the words 'age-defying' and I became a little intrigued. Hmmmm....
So when the last Priceline catalogue came out (a large pharmacy chain here in Australia) and it was showcasing a range of products by Manuka Doctor I just had to go and check them out.
Having a look at their website they have a few different ranges, from their apiclear, which is for troubled skin, the apirefine for high definition and apinourish, (which is what Priceline have in stock), for youthful looking skin. Within this apinourish range are a whole beehive of products that I really wanted, such as a restoring night cream, an age-defying eye cream (oooo...come to me baby) and an age-defying serum, which to me, on a limited budget, sounded like the one product I was going to let myself buy that day. I have never owned a serum before so I thought I would shell out the $40 and give it a go. It also contains Manuka honey, which I always hear good things about, so I was feeling pretty good.
It comes in a pump bottle, which I quite like, as it means I can limit how much I use by only indulging in one pump per application. I find this is ample to cover my face, which I do morning and night as suggested, after cleansing (which for me means washing my face with some Moo Goo Face and Body Wash and getting water absolutely everywhere), and then applying my moisturiser afterwards once it has sunk in to the skin.
So far I have noticed a difference, particularly yesterday morning when I woke up looking all puffy, with my eyes looking extra wrinkled. It's kind of like a face lift in a bottle really, and I am noticing the lines under my eyes are less defined. I'm loving it! Thank you bees!
I am thinking that I will try the night cream (once my current Nivea Q10 Anti-Wrinkle pot runs out) and even the day cream, which has a SPF15. There is also a facial cleanser, which I think I will get next because I do need a proper one, but I will wait until my husband does his next big shearing job so I have the funds to do it! (it is a little pricey)