COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does Bee Venom activate on my skin?
The Bee Venom contained in Black Current product is used to fool the skin into thinking it has been lightly stung by a bee. This, in turn, stimulates the production of the naturally occurring chemicals collagen and elastin, thereby creating a tightening and smoothing effect. The effects are cumulative, that is, the longer you use it the more obvious the effects will be over the period. Black Current is one of the most concentrated bees venom mask. After applying bee venom mask you may feel plumping, tightening, sting effect or a tautening effect can generally be felt soon after application you may also experience redness on your skin, please allow up to 35 minutes for your skin to calm and revitalised after rinsing with water.
How do you extract the Venom from the bees?
Do the Bees die in the process? Black Current only obtain ingredients from certified beekeepers with sustainable growing, Bee Venom are extract by placing a special glass surface alongside the Bee Hive and a weak electrical current is run through it, which encourages the Bees to gently sting the glass. The tiny amount of Bee Venom is collected from that glass surface. Because the bees are stinging a surface they cannot penetrate, their abdomens and sting remain intact and no effect applied to the Bee in the process.
Value of Bee Venom in our Jar
Bee Venoms are rare and valuable is estimated 10000 strings will extract only 1 gramme of Venom, Black Current uses the best Venom from New Zealand which is valued approximately 3 times more than the current gold price. Each jar of Black Current mask is guaranteed to contain an estimate 1 Bee sting of Venom.
What is Active Manuka Honey?
Manuka Honey is also known as Leptospermum Scoparium Mel (pronounced mɑ-nu-kə)
Black Current skincare is made with genuine Manuka Honey. Unique to New Zealand, Manuka nectar is collected by the honey bees from Manuka Forests that grow in the vast valleys and hills of New Zealand’s wilderness. The nectar is then converted into precious Manuka Honey, known for its powerful medicinal benefits and fully certified.
In 1981 Doctor Peter Molan (MBE), Associate Professor of Biochemistry at Waikato University confirmed that honey from the New Zealand Manuka Bush contains an extraordinary, very stable and powerful antibacterial activity not found in any other type of honey. The Manuka Bush can only be found growing in New Zealand. Active Manuka Honey contains more vitamin, mineral, amino acid, antioxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties than regular honey, making it a very powerful anti-aging and healing ingredient. There are also no known side effects of Manuka Honey so it is safe to use by anyone. Is Black Current Products safe for all skin types?
Is Black Current Products safe for all skin types?
Yes it is suited for people of all genders, all ages and skin types who wish to have youthful looking skin.
Warning: Do not use this product if allergic to bee stings.
Do you have to do a patch test on the skin?
We recommend as with the use of any new product that you patch test to ensure compatibility with your skin. In the unlikely event of an adverse reaction, cease use & seek medical advice if necessary.
How quickly can results be expected from use of Bee Venom Mask and Crème?
Everybody’s skin is different and therefore everybody’s skin reacts in different ways to treatment.
Would Bee Venom give me any side effects?
No known side effects unless you are allergic to bee stings
To maximise the lifespan of your skin care products store below 30°C, out of direct sunlight. After use, ensure lids are on firmly. Apply skin care products with clean hands.
Use in Pregnancy
While there is no evidence to suggest that the ingredients used in our formulations are harmful to pregnant women, we like to err on the side of caution & therefore advise you consult your doctor before use.