I have never been so scared to try a skincare product as I was when the reality hit me that the Nip+Fab Bee Sting Lifting Mask contained bee venom and it could potentially cause a massive reaction. I didn’t think about it when I put into my basket and when I was reading the instructions it suddenly dawned on me that this might not have the desired effect.
I decided to do some research and found some glowing reviews so I nervously applied a little skin test on my wrist. If no reaction occurred after 10 minutes I was good to go, I have never been stung by a bee before so I had no idea how my skin would react. Whilst I waited for my fate in those 10 minutes which seemed to go on forever, I did a little further research on the product. The Nip+Fab Bee Sting range is one of the few non-vegan ranges they have to offer, the products are not tested on animals and it is clearly stated on the packaging that no bees were harmed in the making of the product. I’d love to know how this bee venom is obtained and I really hope it’s synthetically produced, but as no information is available on the making process of this product I guess we just have to take their word for it. 10 minutes then passed and I did not experience a reaction, I’d passed the test and now it had to go on my face.
Before reviewing the product I have some advice for those of you who are thinking about trying it:
- If you’re allergic to bee stings, do not use it! You will have a reaction!
- Please do a skin test, it is not worth chancing and I’m sure you don’t want a major allergic reaction over a face mask!
- If you have any paper cuts, pop a plaster on before applying the product – it will sting and I learnt this the hard way.
I then applied the product rather thickly on clean, makeup free skin and left it on for 10 minutes. The mask contains Propolis Extract to heal the skin, act as an antioxidant as well as acting as an antiseptic. It also contains Gransil to scatter incoming rays of light, reducing light reflection off of your skin thus creating a more matte complexion. This is combined with AC Moisture Plex to help your skin retain moisture and Instensyl to smooth your complexion. The scary Bee Venom then controls your facial muscles as well as increasing blood circulation producing a plumping effect. Overall the mask will soften, smooth and plump your skin – reducing fine lines and creating a younger look. The consistency of the mask is a clear gel and has a light honey scent which also applies very easily.
After 10 minutes I rinsed the mask off with warm water and I was utterly shocked by the results. I’d experienced some tingling so I had expected to see some redness and I’m happy to say my complexion was very even. My skin felt so soft and smooth as if a fresh layer of new skin had been gently applied to my face. My cheekbones also looked more defined as the skin was plumped and my forehead was incredibly smooth. My makeup applied wonderfully and I had a lot of comments on how great my skin looked. I am so happy with the results and I even use it as an overnight mask by applying a thinner layer. All I need to do is wash it off in the morning and I instantly have the perfect base for my makeup.
For £9.95 this is by far my favourite face mask, I see myself needing to purchase this once a month by using the product twice a week. If you want to try something a little different but experience fantastic, effective results – this is the mask for you.
If you’ve tried any other Nip+Fab products I’d love to know what you recommended in the comments below!
Emily Mae x