How does it work? The Bee venom contained in the Abeeco Bee Venom Mask is used to fool the skin into thinking it has been lightly stung. This in turn stimulates the production of the naturally occurring chemicals collagen and elastin, thereby creating a tightening and smoothing effect. The effects are cumulative, that is, the longer you use it the more obvious the effects will be. A tautening effect can generally be felt soon after application. Other ingredients include New Zealands famous and unique Manuka Honey, Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter which all help to nourish, soften and calm the skin. Absolute Heaven!New Zealand Bee Products, particulary Bee Venom and Manuka Honey products, are world-renowned for their purity and high quality. Our bees work free-range surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges and lakes in the picturesque countryside of clean green New Zealand. Bee venom consists of more than 18 natural substances that cannot be chemically reproduced. It is readily used in therapies for the treatment of such conditions as arthritis, tendinitis and for dissolving scar tissue. To extract the Bee Venom a pane of glass is placed along side the hive and a small electrical current is run through it, which encourages the bees to sting the surface. The bees are not harmed in the process. The most abundant active component of the bee venom is melittin, which has many useful properties including anti-inflammatory, anti- bacterial and anit-viral actions.Combining natural elements of New Zealand Bee Venom and Manuka Honey, the Abeeco Bee Venom Mask organically works in sync to plump, lift and firm the look of skin. The Bee Venom contained in the Abeeco Bee Venom Mask works by fooling the skin into thinking it has been lightly stung, thus increasing blood flow to the skin and creating a natural glow. Manuka Honey is native to New Zealand and offers numerous skincare benefits including aiding in the regeneration of new cells and fighting wrinkles, leading to a more elastic and glowing skin. Other ingredients include: Shea Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil, Cocoa Butter and Lavender Oil to sooth, soften and calm the skin as well as Vitamins C and E, powerful antioxidants that help to form collagen and elastin, essential to keep the skin looking fresh, taut and young. Abeeco Bee Venom is collected by expert New Zealand beekeepers that follow stringent practice to ensure that no bees are harmed during the extraction process. Abeeco has been formulating the highest quality bee and skincare products within New Zealand for over 20 years. Abeeco have been a trusted New Zealand brand for over 20 years and have great experience working with and developing amazing and effective natural products with the help of our beautiful bees! Abeeco have now become a leading supplier of 'Bee' products in Australia, United States, Europe, UK, Canada, Asia and around the world. We pride ourselves in supplying the highest quality products made from the highest quality local ingredients (where at all possible). A trusted brand with an extremely loyal customer base and a reputation for quality.