Collagen is a HOT topic in skincare. There’s collagen in our products, and we’re even trying to eat more collagen to support the elasticity of our skin. Today I have the pleasure of reviewing Venofye’s Apitoxin Collagen Collection + the Ageless Energizing Mask!
I’ve been using Venofye’s Apitoxin collagen collection for about 2 weeks now, and I really love it! Besides the gorgeous packaging, all of the creams feel super luxurious and make my skin feel really soft and nourished. I took these photos without any makeup so you can see how even and smooth my skin has been looking!
While I’m specifically reviewing the Venofye collagen line now, I also reviewed the Queen Bee line in the past. Venofye has a lot of different product lines (8 to be exact) for differing skin types as well. I listed the products I tried from the collagen line and ranked my favorites down below!
What is Apitoxin?
Apitoxin is bee venom. Bee venom is the next revolutionary ingredient in skincare. The science behind it makes sense though, right? And you can find that special golden ingredient in Venofye skincare. Bee venom fools your skin into thinking it has been stung (it doesn’t hurt at all, I promise!) Your skin starts to produce more collagen, and your face looks tighter and more youthful as a result.
So why is collagen so good for your skin?
I don’t know about you, but the word collagen has been permanently seared into my brain lately as a beneficial anti-aging product. When I think of collagen, I immediately think of the squishy, flexible parts of the body. Like tendons and ligaments and such. I’d been eating collagen for a couple of years now (I put a scoop in my coffee each morning) but I have not tried any topical creams with collagen. Now I want to just take a bath in it.
After doing a bit of research, I learned that collagen helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and gives you that inner glow we all seek. As we age, our skin’s elasticity rapidly declines. I actually read that we lose a teaspoon of collagen every year after we hit 30 years old. Isn’t that a bit scary? That’s when our skin becomes weaker, less firm, and the wrinkles start to pop up. I don’t know about you all, but ever since I turned 30 I feel like I’ve been seeing more lines creep up, even with all the prevention I attempted to do in my 20’s. I’m past my peak collagen days, and waking up with a sallow complexion and general blah-ness just makes me feel old. I knew my skin needed something to add to the “plump factor” and I think a collagen cream is the answer.
Aging isn’t the only think that makes collagen rapidly decline. Lack of sleep, smoking, stress, and sun damage can all contribute to precious collagen decline.
Venofye Apitoxin Collagen Cream and Collection Review
This day cream contains soluble collagen that sinks into your skin, strengthening your skin’s barrier and reducing moisture loss. Collagen isn’t the only thing that supports anti-aging in this bad boy. It also contains orange extract, which conditions and brightens your skin for a glowing complexion. I use it once a week following the collagen mask, and it makes my skin really soft, while popping out some of those pesky fine lines.
I really like the pump-style packaging because there is less opportunity for transfer of germs at my vanity. Unlike the day dream, you can use the night recovery cream every night. The texture is really silky and light, but it is very moisturizing. The night cream has a few key ingredients that make it so effective an unique. First is hydrolyzed elastin, a skin conditioner that helps skin maintain its elasticity. That’s the skin property that lets your skin bounce back when it is pulled in a certain direction; a trait we lose as we age. It also contains green tea extract, a powerful antioxidant that specifically helps combat sun damage. I massage the night cream into my face as a last step in my skincare routine, and I wake up with my skin looking plump, soft, and energized.
The first word I would use to describe this face mask is: refreshing. Even the cooling cucumber color is spa-like and zen. I smooth a generous layer all over my face, leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse off with water. It is pretty potent, so Venofye recommends only using the mask once a week. The bee venom in this mask temporarily relaxes your facial muscles and improves circulation, resulting in a a tighter and smoother complexion. It is great for firming skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines. A bit of a bonus ingredient, seaweed extract, helps give the skin a dose of iron and potassium, too.
The Ageless Energizing Mask contains lavender oil and botanical extracts in addition to collagen and bee venom, which make it very soothing. An ingredient called Allantoin is a nice moisturizing ingredient, especially known to be effective for folks with sensitive skin. Lavender oil calms inflammation (like sunburns, bruises, or bug bites) and helps defend your skin against environmental pollutants. Sometimes I notice that when I’m walking around in the city, my face gets a little irritated from bus and car fumes, so that is especially important for me.
First, you apply the eye masks and follow with the full face mask. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and go read a few chapters in your favorite book. Then remove and rinse your face with cool water. Venofye recommends using this mask once a month, since it packs a punch. This is the first mask I’ve ever used that combines the eye masks with the full face mask, and I like it! Why not get a combo treatment in one!
Final Thoughts on the Venofye Apitoxin Collagen Collection:
Of the products I tried, my favorite has to be the Collagen Mask! I love how soothing it is, and waking up feeling refreshed and clear is the instant gratification I love to get from skin products. Which product do you want to try? Don’t forget to check out my review on Venofye’s Queen Bee skincare line!