Made in Nelson from local (whenever possible) and imported ingredients. We collect all our bee venom from hives in the lovely Nelson region.
We are a Nelson, New Zealand based company, being home of the most renowned bee venom in the world. We are a two-family business and love it that our extended family all help with the business. Please read OUR STORY. We make our advanced skin perfecting organic based products in small batches for super freshness and all our creams and oils (except Argan) contain Nelson bee venom, that we collect ourselves, and Golden Bay manuka honey. Our bee venom is gathered using a glass collector that is placed in front of the hive – the bees sting the glass and leave behind only their venom – they immediately return to honey making.
We don’t like the idea of applying fragrances, colours, parabins or chemicals to our skin, so we don’t add them to our bases. We use instead, lovely organic botanical extracts (white tea, nettle extract and cucumber extract) blended with organic oils (for example papaya, rosehip, avocado, almond, macadamia, coconut). Our advanced moisturising creams sound good enough to eat, and we tell people to store them out of the reach of animals as they will eat them! We check every base ingredient for efficacy and safety on the Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database (this USA database takes over 1 million hits a month) prior to inclusion. We are proud to list our ingredients on our labels. See OUR PRODUCTS for our ingredients’ glossary.
Nelson bee venom has attracted international publicity with the likes of Camilla Parker-Bowles and Kate Middleton reportedly using this product. Bee venom has become known as ‘Nature’s botox’. Topical application ‘tricks’ the skin into feeling it has been lightly stung – this painlessly and gently stimulates the skin – boosting the production of collagen and strengthening the skin and leaving it smooth and silky, nourished and rejuvenated. See BEE VENOM for a full description of its components.