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Shop til You Drop Australia: August 2013


"These secret weapons deliver serious results".  "You'll see a noticeable boost after just one application."

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Marie Claire: July 2013

How Duchess Catherine Looked That Good After Giving Birth: Bee Sting Facials!


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Fashion Trends Australia: ISSN 1832-6811 January 2013

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BBC News: 21 December 2012

Bee Stings could be new Botox: An expensive bee sting could top the wish list for many beauty conscious women this Christmas.  BBC reports.


Womens Day New Zealand: November 2012

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Sunrise Australia (Australia's biggest Breakfast Show): 20 August
How to look like Kate Middleton - featuring the Abeeco Bee Venom Mask

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On the cover of Septembers Vanity Fair:  Kate Middleton - Bee Venom Facials with Camilla!

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Wall Street Journal: June 2012  Latest Skin-Care Buzz: Bee Venom

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Beauty Heaven: June 2012 Best niche anti-ageing brands

The products in the Abeeco range contain bee venom, which works to trick your skin into thinking it’s been lightly stung, stimulating the production of naturally-occurring collagen and elastin and leaving your skin smoother and tighter. Cool, huh?
Product we love!: Bee Venom Mask. Natural ingredients, including manuka honey and jojoba oil, will leave your skin soft and smooth, while the bee venom ensures your complexion is left wrinkle-free.

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Australian Women's Day: 1st Feb 2012

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Elle Canada Feb 2012:  For those that can speak French:  Beauté: 9 soins insolites de stars: Victoria Beckham: masque au venin d'abeille


ElleQC Product Review: Jan 2012

"Bee Venom Lip Plumper  gives a whole new meaning to the term ” Bee Stung Lips”.  Just look at my pics they speak for themselves really.  I cannot be happier with my results I love that it has improved on what god has given me"  Neillie Luhrmann, Beauty Editor, Craftgossip.  Click here for the full review. Beauty Secrets of a Duchess revealed

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Further revelations about Catherine's looks include that she undergoes regular bee sting facials on the recommendation of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Known commonly as the organic alternative to Botox, the bee venom mask contains about one per cent venom and reportedly tricks the skin into thinking it has been stung, thus increasing blood flow, collagen and elasticity, The Mail [on Sunday] reported.

Mixed with manuka honey, shea butter, essential oils and a secret ingredient, fans of the mask include Kylie Minogue, Victoria Beckham and Michelle Pfeiffer.  Both Catherine and Camilla are believed to undergo beauty treatments using the mask when therapists make discreet royal visits, The Mail said.

When asked of the routine, a Clarence House spokesman said: "I wouldn't comment on such a matter". Product Review: November 2011

" lie right before my very eyes this mask turned back the clock by 5 years on half of my face. I thought surely I was imagining things so I turned to hubby  just to double-check that he was seeing what I was seeing .  His words exactly quote “Oh wow……………..honey, ah that really works."  Nellie Luhrmann, Beauty Editor,  Click this link to see the full review

Women's Day New Zealand: 1st August 2011



New Zealand Television Thursday 28th April 2011:

"Reports have surfaced today that Kate Middleton has been preparing for her big day by using the 'Bee Venom Mask, a skin treatment which involves applying a slightly stingy mix of New Zealand manuka honey and bee poison to your face."

New Zealand Hearld Viva 29th June 2011:

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"It's the skin secret the Duchess of Cambridge reportedly used in the lead-up to her wedding in April and now a version of bee venom mask is on sale in New Zealand.  The company behind the Abeeco Bee Vevnom Mask is marketing the product online, where it features media reports, including one from the New Zealand Herald, about Kate Middleton apparently being  put on to New Zealand-sourced bee venom by the Duchess of Cornwall after it was credited last year with making Camilla, aged 63, look younger."

NZ Herald: Thursday 28th April 2011:

"Kate Middleton may have been using venom from New Zealand bees as a face treatment ahead of her wedding.

The royal bride is reported to have taken the beauty tip from Prince William's stepmother, the Duchess of Cornwall.  The Bee Venom Mask, supposedly
an alternative to botox, was credited last year with making Camilla, 63, look years younger.

The cream, which is sold online and in specialist boutiques, is said to work by gently stinging the skin, leaving a tingling sensation and causing the body
to direct blood flow to the area.  It claims to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which reduce wrinkles by relaxing and strengthening the muscles.

Beauty therapist Deborah Mitchell, who runs the Heaven salon in Shropshire, in the West Midlands, sources the venom from organic hives at Nelson Honey, in Tapawera, 30km south of Nelson.  To extract the venom, a pane of glass is placed alongside the hive and a small electrical current is run through it, which encourages the insects to sting the surface.  Tiny quantities of the venom are then collected and sent to Britain.

It costs £27,000 ($55,200) an ounce but the venom is diluted, to make it less painful to apply, to just 1 per cent of the mask. A 50ml jar costs £55 ($112).

The cream is also mixed with New Zealand Manuka honey, shea butter and rose and lavender oils.  Used twice a day for 20 minutes, the bee treatment can apparently knock up to 10 years off facial appearance.

Ms Mitchell is also reported to treat other celebrities such as Dannii Minogue, Michelle Pfeiffer and Gwyneth Paltrow.  Ms Mitchell has said: "The bee
venom completely changed Dannii Minogue and my other clients love it so much that we have waiting lists."


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