skinChemists go beyond ordinary skincare with their unconventional yet very effective ingredients. Have you ever thought about slathering snake venom or bee venom on your face? How about Argentinian bovine placenta? Well we’re here to take you on a journey through these ingredients so you can understand their fabulous skincare benefits.
- Snake Venom – Syn© -Ake
This is a synthetic form of snake venom which works in 3 steps to freeze, firm and hydrate the skin. Syn-ake replicates the effects of a peptide known as Waglerin 1, which is found in the venom of the poisonous Temple Viper snake. It’s designed to work a lot like Botox (minus the needles), so cell movement and muscular contractions are reduced, ultimately keeping your skin smooth and wrinkle free. The effects are fast-acting and long-lasting, but the product has to be used continually as the effects are temporary.
- Bee Venom
There is nothing synthetic about the bee venom, it’s the real thing! But have no fear, it’s ethically and sustainably sourced. The bees sting a pane of glass, leaving venom behind without extracting their sting, so they don’t die. The bee venom tricks the skin into thinking it has been stung, which causes the body to direct blood towards the area and stimulate your natural production of collagen and elastin. Collagen strengthens your skin while elastin is the protein that helps your skin remain taut, firm and youthful. It improves texture and firmness, visibly reducing pores, fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and sun damage.
- Argentinian Bovine Placenta
And now for the placenta, which is perhaps the most taboo of them all (and entirely ethically sourced too of course)! Rich in vitamins, amino acids and minerals, placenta is known for its targeted action on the skin. Its rich source of nutritional elements boosts skin cell reproduction and stimulates the growth of fibroblasts and epidermis within your skin which produce collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin. Iron improves oxygen absorption by the skin cells and vitamins eliminate free radical damage which causes premature ageing. Your skin is left clear, plump and youthful.
So if you had any reservations about these unique, yet powerful ingredients, hopefully this has settled your mind and enlightened you to the brilliant benefits for your skin.
PS fun fact – Kate Middleton and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are known to be fans of bee venom treatments!