ACTRESSES and celebrities have long championed bizarre ingredients – from snake poison, nightingale poop, to sheep’s placenta – in an attempt to look youthful and flawless.
Yet another anti-aging cream with a bizarre secret ingredient has hit the markets. This time, the surprising additive may make some cringe - bee stings. The new cream, known as Manuka Doctor, is creating quite the buzz in the aesthetic markets - but does it work?
According to the manufacturer, each pot of Manuka Doctor contains more than 10,000 bee stings. The poison in the sting is believed to help slow the aging process and improve skincare. Since it hit shelves, sales of the cream are up 3,000 percent.
Some are calling the cream "nature's alternative to Botox," according to the news source, as it is rumored to stimulate collagen growth and the renewal of cells. But while trendy creams and lotions may generate a lot of chatter in the media, few can stand up to the time-tested results garnered from Botox and other injectable cosmetics.
Although the facts are dicey, members of the Royal Family like Camilla Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall and the new Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton have been reported to swear by it. Other celebs like Victoria Beckham and Kylie Minogue have also joined the beauty bandwagon. They are reportedly hooked on it with quiet fondness. Manuka Doctor from New Zealand has become the first brand to bring so-called “Bee Venom” technology to the high street. Lets see if more brands will follow or not?