Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who is Manuka Doctor?

Manuka Doctor – pioneers in cutting edge, Apitherapy led skincare. Manuka Doctor is the only skin care range to combine the potency of patented Purified Bee Venom (PBV™) with the healing benefits of Certified Manuka Honey for authentic skin care solutions that work intelligently with the skin to combat issues from blemish control to anti-ageing.

Harnessing the power of the highest performing ingredients from the hive and applying expert scientific research, Manuka Doctor offers naturally inspired, scientifically enhanced skin care formulations which are refined, concentrated and 100% bee friendly. Manuka Doctor puts women's needs and concerns at the core of everything it does resulting in high performance skin care regimes that deliver genuine benefits for the ultimate in skin confidence, every day.

The brand has quickly earned cult status with recognition for both its key role in helping to clear blemish prone skin as well as earning the title of 'nature's answer to botox' for its topical qualities that nurture natural cell regeneration and encourage visible collagen production.

2. What makes Manuka Doctor products any different from other bee venom products?

Unlike any other bee venom range, Manuka Doctor uses a purified form of venom which guarantees ultimate efficacy and performance. Manuka Doctor's Purified Bee Venom (PBV™) is the result of a unique patented purification process that removes any unwanted particles after it's been collected from the hive, guaranteeing the purity and potency of the formulation. The venom is extracted using a safe process that ensures that the bee's lifespan, well being and performance are not affected.

3. Can anyone use the products?

Caution: All of our products have been Dermatologically tested. Avoid direct contact with eyes. We recommend a patch test before use. Do not use if you have an allergy to bee stings or any of the listed ingredients. We like to err on the side of caution so do not recommend for pregnant people.

4. Will using the products hurt/is the sensation like a bee sting?

No, it won't hurt.

5. Are all the ingredients natural?

Manuka Doctor sources New Zealand grown and harvested Manuka Honey and other natural bee products. These naturally inspired ingredients are combined with more scientifically enhanced ingredients to provide high performing skincare products that really work.

6. Has it been rigorously tested?

By adhering to the highest standards in ingredient selection and manufacturing processes Manuka Doctor can assure our customers the best quality formulations that have the technical backing of expertise research and independent laboratory testing. All the finished products are dermatologically tested before being launched onto the market.

7. Are there any trials to back this up?

Dr SangMi Han, the world's most eminent bee venom expert, has been researching bee venom in skincare for over 12 years. Her research into Purified Bee Venom has proven that this potent combination of minerals, peptides and amino acids works on all levels of the skin, to encourage naturally occurring cell regeneration, boost collagen formation, prevent sun damage, accelerate the recovery of damaged skin cells and work as an alternative treatment to antibiotic therapy for acne. Copies of trials are available on request.

8. Are any animals harmed in the development & manufacture of your skin care products?

We do not test our products on animals and our bees live happily in open, natural surrounds and are not affected by how we source their venom.

So while we just love that bees naturally produce the honey and venom that help give us beautiful looking skin, we take careful steps to ensure bees are not harmed in the process.

For bee venom collection, a glass pane, with a light electrical current running through it, is placed near our bees. The current attracts the bees to sting the glass, which leaves the venom on the surface. Because it’s glass, the bees don’t lose their stinger, nor are they harmed in anyway.

Watch a video on our website of how we collect bee venom and watch our bees fly away after!

9. Why is Bee Venom good for your skin?

Research has proven that this potent combination of enzymes, peptides and amino acids works on all levels of the skin to encourage naturally occurring cell regeneration, boost collagen formation, accelerate the recovery of damaged skin cells & act as a natural alternative to antibiotic therapy for acne.

10. Is there a regulatory body which checks the quality of bee venom products on the market?

The Purified Bee Venom Institute is a body set up to assure a standard of excellence - the mark denotes that a product which carries the symbol has been produced in line with the highest level of purification. Manuka Doctor is a member of the PBVi and all products carry the stamp of approval.

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