The Beauty of Bee Venom: Rodial Bee Venom Cleansing Balm Review



It’s December. I’ve turned 30. And suddenly all I can think about is how to prevent the lines and wrinkles.

My skin concerns have changed.

I have always been consumed with hydrating my skin and encouraging a youthful glow. Now? Now it’s all about which brand can give me all of that plus MORE.

I am a major fan of Clarins, which you’ll know if you’re a regular reader of the blog. However, when December loomed, I decided to steer clear of the chocolate advent calendar to aid the waistline and instead opted for the Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar (which is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G)

It was this calendar that introduced me to one of my new favourite beauty brands, Rodial.

Day 2 saw me presented with the Rodial Acid Rush Peel Face Mask which I can honestly say is incredible (and I’ve purchased!).

Don’t be scared by the name. It’s a really gentle yet powerful face peel that truly rejuvenates the skin. I use this in the evening whilst I’m having a hot bath and let it soak into the skin. You then just wash it off with luke warm water to reveal a youthful complexion (dreamy).

So my love of this product got me browsing the Rodial shelves at SpaceNK.

And, I came across the Rodial Bee Venom Cleansing Balm.


I was in the market for a new cleanser but was going to re-purchase my Clarins Orange Extract Gel Cleanser at a later date. The Rodial cleanser caught my eye because I’d done a little research on the brand itself and read some reviews of this particular product.

If any of you aren’t familiar with Rodial you NEED to acquaint yourself with the brand.

Maria Hatzistefanis is the founder of Rodial. She has created beauty products that essentially, in a nutshell, are an alternative to cosmetic surgery. Think facelift in a bottle (exactly what I’m looking for now I’m the big 3.0.)

Rodial is only sold through high-end retailers – Harvey Nichols, Harrods and Space NK. So you’re in good hands! It’s the Valentino of the beauty world. And I love it.

Right, the Bee Venom Cleanser basically helps to eliminate the signs of wrinkles and plump the skin. Which is does, impeccably. My skin feels smooth, rejuvenated and as if I’ve had someone ‘tighten’ my skin.

There are almond, wheatgerm and jojoba oils within the formula which are incredibly nourishing and help make the texture of the balm so dreamy. Salicylic and amino acids within the product then correct an uneven skin tone. And of course, bee venom.


Space NK say the key benefits are:

  • Vitamin C minimises pigmentation and brightens the complexion
  • Bee venom smooths fine lines and wrinkles
  • Water lily extract works to reduce irritation, inflammation and redness
  • Salicylic acid unclogs pores and exfoliates
  • Cleanses all traces of makeup

And I completely agree.

I’ve been using this for a few weeks now and I’m converted to Rodial. In fact, I’m going to purchase the cult ‘Dragon’s Blood’ and ‘Snake Serum’ products too.

This cleanser is pricey at £65 for 100ml but it’s so worth it. If your skin concerns are similar to mine and you’re looking for cosmetic surgery in a bottle, this is for you.

Oh, and Rodial has a celebrity following too. So if it’s good enough for Kylie…



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