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Royal Nectar Rejuvenating Serum Review

Royal Nectar Rejuvenating Serum .5 oz
Is a Solution for:
Dry Skin, Dull Skin, Sagging Skin


A moisturizing serum with bee venom


A better hydrator than wrinkle repairer
November 11, 2013 Reviewed by Marta 4 Comments
A great conditioner for silky smooth skin

As a die-hard fan of Royal Nectar’s Bee Venom Face Mask (I reach for the radiance-enhancing pot at least once a week), I made a bee line for the new Royal Nectar Rejuvenating Serum ($45), which also has the bee venom active ingredient.

Royal Nectar Rejuvenating Serum is a light but very hydrating lotion. It leaves my skin soft and satiny. There’s something about Royal Nector’s bee venom products that give my skin a healthy glow and the new serum is no exception. Royal Nectar suggests using Rejuvenating Serum under the Royal Nectar Moisturizing Face Lift with Bee Venom ($55) and after using the wonderful Royal Nectar Cream Cleanser ($29), however, I have found that I don’t need additional moisturizer. I am also enjoying using this serum on the backs of my hands for softer, plumper looking skin.

Bee venom and manuka honey are, of course, Royal Nectar’s signature ingredients and in Royal Nectar Rejuvenating Serum this combo (called Nectar Ease) is the first ingredient after water. I should point out that this serum is very gentle and there is no hint of a sting. In fact, despite what you might have read elsewhere, bee venom in cosmetics does not sting, stimulate a sting, or trick your skin into thinking it has been stung so that it tightens. Bee venom is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory (it is often used for inflamed and painful joints) and its effects are long term.

According to 3DChem, honey bee venom contains at least 18 active substances. These include the peptides melittin and apamin. Melittin is an anti-inflammatory that is being used to treat inflammatory diseases such as rheumatism, and can combat cancers (source).

Royal Nector is made by Nelson Honey and hails from New Zealand and so I wasn’t surprised to see a native botanical included in the serum. Pohutakawa extract has skin soothing properties and was used by the Maori. There are rosehip, jojoba and safflower oils provide nourishment.

I wouldn't replace a heavy duty wrinkle repairer with Royal Nectar Rejuvenating Serum, but all in all it is a great skin conditioner and good way to see what all fuss and buzz about bee venom in skincare is all about.

Ingredients in Royal Nectar Rejuvenating Serum: Distilled Water, Nectar Ease (Manuka Honey with Bee Venom), Rosehip Oil, Jojoba Oil, Safflower Oil, Cetearyl Wheat Straw Glycosides, Cetearyl Alcohol, Irish Moss, Vitamin E, Cucumber Extract, Pohutakawa Extract, Natural Fragrance, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol

  • November 15, 2013

    by Lee Ann

    I would love to try this. I just joined a couple of months ago and my best friend loaned me her Bee Venom Mask and Face Lift. I have such sensitive skin and I did not have any bad reactions to the products! It left my skin fresh and smooth. I would love to try this :)

  • November 12, 2013

    by Kai W.

    I haven't tried this product but from the description of it, it sounds it worth the try.

  • November 12, 2013

    by Naheed

    I am a lover of Monuka Honey with Bee Venom. I use it in the morning as mask, leaves my skin looking fresh. I would love to try Royal Nector Rejuvenating serum.

  • November 12, 2013

    by Jen Lynn

    I'd love to try this. My skin is always dry but now that winter is here, bring on the super dry and sometimes itchy or cracking skin. I'd love to hydrate my skin and make it look young and plump like it once did.

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