If you’re looking for a face treatment to ease the appearance of lines and wrinkles, there are a lot of choices on the market. One of the more unusual ones around is bee venom facials – endorsed by celebrities and the Duchess of Cornwall alike, we were interested to know what the buzz was all about.

These masks do actually use bee venom as their main ingredient. There are no stings attached however, and it is being touted as an organic alternative to botox treatments. Though botox might offer more targeted treatments for fine lines, bee venom masks have some real benefits for your complexion.

The venom is extracted from the bees, without harming them of course, then refined, purified and tested, before being incorporated into a rejuvenating face mask. Each pot of bee venom facial cream contains upwards of 10,000 stings per pot.

When you apply the facial cream, your skin will react as if it has been stung – thankfully without you feeling the attached pain – which increases blood flow which stimulates cell growth and regeneration.

There are a lot of lovely benefits from these facials. Straight after applying it, you’ll have softer, smoother skin, and your complexion will feel visibly firmer. It can also reduce redness, shrink pores, and of course fight wrinkles.

This is a deep penetrating skin treatment, which helps with cell regeneration and repairing damaged cells. Some of varieties also combine the bee venom with manuka honey, which has its own antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Celebrities that are rumoured to be fans include Kylie Minogue, Victoria Beckham and Kate Middleton, as well as Camilla. At around £50 per treatment, the bees don’t come cheap – however, it’s one mask that does have a beauty buzz around it.

If you’re looking for bee-dazzling skin, then this could be a treatment worth trying.