How to make vegan skincare work for your salon

Vegan skincare is in higher demand than ever, but finding vegan products with powerful anti-ageing benefits can be a challenge.

Royal facialist Deborah Mitchell has unveiled her latest innovation: the first vegan-friendly anti-ageing facial that uses nettle venom.

Heaven Skincare's Abeetoxin Bee Venom Masks have been a favourite of her royal and celebrity clients since their launch more than 10 years ago.

But the brand’s founder Deborah Mitchell has always wanted to create a vegan-friendly version that would rival the powers of the original. 
“I said to myself years ago, if I could discover a way to capture nature’s power to create the perfect vegan-friendly anti-ageing cream and facial I knew I’d be so happy," says Mitchell. "Well, guess what? I am so happy!”

Containing the powerful Nettatoxin, this latest skincare line uses the carefully extracted sting of the common British nettle.

Mitchell has kept this newly patented ingredient a carefully guarded secret, working to create a powerful vegan anti-ageing product and treatment.

How does Nettatoxin work?

The venom of the nettle causes a similar reaction to that of bees when they sting – the skin goes into rapid repair on first contact. The nettle sting makes the skin tingle before your own serotonin gets to work to heal blemishes and redness, leaving you with a lifted, more radiant complexion.

With regular use, the skin continues this healing action, smoothing lines and soothing as it does so. The power comes from the skin’s own self-healing ability to tighten, firm and renew.

The Nettle Venom Anti-Ageing Cream has not been tested on animals and doesn’t contain any animal derivatives. It is 100% Vegan and there are no contraindications. No patch test is required.

Nettle stings contain formic acid but they also contain histamine and other chemicals. It is the histamine that causes the initial reaction when you are stung. Neurotransmitters transmit signals across a chemical synapse from one neuron to another, accelerating the repair process.

The Nettle Venom range

Heaven Skincare's new Nettle Venom Facial is a plant-based “facelift”, designed to transform the complexion as it targets the tell-tale signs of tiredness and ageing. It smooths fine lines, tackles pigmentation and puffiness.

The products in the collection, and used in the new facial are Nettle Venom Anti-Ageing Cream; Nettle Venom Serum and eye cream Nettle Venom Eyes.