Rodial Bee Venom Review: Moisturiser, Eye Cream & Night Gel

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Hello, people! How are you doing today? I’d like to have a chat with you about a couple of beauty products that I’ve been using for a little while now; products that I’ve actually fallen a little bit in love with.

Today, I’m bringing to you the Rodial Bee Venom review — Moisturiser, Eye Cream, and Night Gel. 

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WARNING

These products contain bee venom. Do not use these if you are allergic to bee venom/stings. 

The Rodial products I’ve used and will be reviewing today are: 

  • Rodial Bee Venom Moisturiser
  • Rodial Bee Venom Night Gel
  • Rodial Bee Venom Eye Cream 

So, let’s get stuck in, shall we?

RODIAL BEE VENOM MOISTURISER REVIEW

“A decadently rich, buttery balm which sinks quickly into the skin without any residue.”

Source: Rodial

I’ll kick things off with the moisturiser. Now, if I’m being totally straight with you, I wanted to hate this moisturiser so much. Like, super-duper amounts. Why? Because no one wants to fall in love with a moisturiser that costs £165, do they? It’s not exactly ideal for the ol’ bank balance. 

Rodial Bee Venom Moisturiser Review

But I didn’t hate it; I loved it. 

In fact, I love it — present tense. 

I have a habit of using a product for a little while, getting bored of it/enticed in by something new, and then forgetting about it completely until a year later when it’s time to throw it out because the product has been open for too long.

Not this moisturiser, though.

I’ve been using it every morning, after washing and cleansing my face, and I was ever so damn grateful when I saw that there was a sale on so I could order more and not feel too bad about it. 

Rodial Bee Venom Moisturiser - Reported Benefits

According to the Rodial website, these are the key benefits: 

  • Bee Venom: plumps and smoothes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Vitamin C: promotes more even skin tone and corrects sun damage
  • Sodium Hyaluronate: long-lasting hydration and moisturising
  • P-Cell: revitalises the skin and rebuilds the skin barrier

Rodial Bee Venom Moisturiser - My Experience

This moisturiser really is a decadently rich, buttery balm — and it really does sink quickly into the skin without any residue, just as advertised.

That’s actually one of the things I love the most about it; it’s a really great moisturiser to properly hydrate my skin and dry quickly when I’m getting ready to head out in the morning, usually in a rush because I’m late to basically everything in life. 

Rodial Bee Venom Moisturiser Formula

Immediately after applying the moisturiser to my skin and massaging it in, my skin feels amazing. (Not quite as good as after I use the Rodial Bee Venom Night Gel, but I’ll talk about that in a moment.) The moisturiser is thick and buttery, but it doesn’t feel suffocating. It dries quickly, leaving the skin with a velvet-soft finish and absolutely no greasiness. 

My 50ml tub of Rodial Bee Venom Moisturiser lasted for about three and a half months, using it once a day (morning routine), and I used it pretty liberally. I didn’t skimp on the smothering-on, or anything like that. I don’t know if my skin looks ‘younger’, but it definitely looks better, and feels better, and my makeup settles nicer as a result of less flaky and dried-out skin. 

I also think that the crow’s feet materialising around my 30-something eyes have plumped out a little bit and aren’t as obvious as they were before. I was using all three products (moisturiser, eye cream, and night gel) at the same time though, so I can’t really be sure which one was responsible for the reduction in those particular wrinkles.

Is it worth £165 for 50ml?

It’s an expensive, luxury purchase at £165, but it’s become a beauty item that I would (and did) miss when my tub ran dry. And it does last for a decent amount of time, too. Although I was a bit slap-happy with the creamy formula from time to time, it actually goes a long way. You don’t need a lot on your fingertips to do the job. 

I’d say Rodial’s Bee Venom Moisturiser is worth it. Just don’t tell my boyfriend that*. I usually spend around £10-£30 on a daily use moisturiser, depending on what it was and how my skin was doing. 

*I’m kidding. He wouldn’t dare tell me how to spend my money. 

RODIAL BEE VENOM NIGHT GEL REVIEW

Before I continue, I have some really sad news to share with you …

It looks as though Rodial’s Bee Venom Night Gel is no longer available. I couldn’t find it on the website. This is absolutely devastating news as it was my absolute favourite of the three Rodial products I tried. 

*Cries in a really dramatic, Disney princess kinda way*

“Overnight hydrating gel to re-densify skin appearance and improve the look of uneven skin tone with retinol, soy isoflavones and melittin peptide.” 

Source: The tub of Night Gel

That’s what it says on the front of the tub, though I have no clue what most of the words mean. I’ve never heard of melittin peptide in my life, or soy isoflavones. 

I really, really, really, really flipping love this product. I have no clue how much it originally cost me and, to be honest, I don’t care. I’d give up Starbucks for a few weeks to budget in the Rodial Bee Venom Night Gel. 

If I were rating these products, the Bee Venom Moisturiser would get a 10/10 for post-application softness, smoothness, and hydrated-ness. (I’m aware that’s not a word.) But the Night Gel … ? Wow, it’s off the charts for softness, smoothness, and hydrated-ness. I’d give it 50/10. Maybe even more than that. 

Rodial Bee Venom Night Gel - Reported Benefits

According to the tub, these are the key benefits: 

  • Melittin peptide bee venom plumps and firms wrinkle appearance
  • Retinol reduces the appearance of pore size
  • Soy isoflavones helps improve skin elasticity
  • Matrixyl (TM) 3000 smoothes the appearance of deep-set wrinkles
Rodial Bee Venom Eye Gel Formula

Rodial Bee Venom Night Gel - My Experience

As I’ve said, this was my absolute favourite of all of the three Rodial Bee Venom products. The gel-like formula is super thick and rich and luxurious and although this sounds like a rather daft thing to say, it actually felt like it was doing something beneficial IMMEDIATELY after I’d applied it to my skin. It glides on easily and smoothly, absorbed quickly (quicker than the moisturiser, in my opinion) and left my skin feeling A-MAZ-ING. Velvety-smooth. 

I used this product along with the other two Rodial Bee Venom products, so I can’t be sure which of them is responsible for the less pronounced crows feet wrinkles around my eyes, but alongside that benefit, I also noticed that my pores were less obvious (after about 3 or 4 weeks of use), my skin was so soft that I actually couldn’t stop stroking my own face, and I think it looks a little brighter, too.

That might also have a little something to do with the Covid-19 lockdown and the fact I haven’t worn makeup in about 3 months, though.  

Rodial Bee Venom Night Gel — A Packaging Niggle

I do have a slight niggle with the packaging for the Night Gel. I don’t know if the tub comes with a lid, and if my tub came with a lid, I’ve lost it. Unfortunately, it means that my pump-action bit at the top can get a bit … dusty. I depress the pump bit, the Night Gel splurges out, and in mixes some of that dust, occasionally mixed with a cat hair or two. (Cheers, cat.) 

Having the entire top half of the tub as the dispenser is a good idea in theory, but it’s a terrible idea when you actually put it into practice. That’s just my opinion, anyway. 

Thankfully, Bee Venom Eye and Bee Venom Moisturiser both had ‘regular’ screw-top lids. 

Is it worth £110 for 50ml?

Yes, I think so. I’ve spent a lot of money on beauty products over the years and I don’t think I’ve ever fallen in love with a skincare regime as much as I have this one.

Of all the night products I’ve tried in my 30-something years of life, the Rodial Bee Venom Night Gel is my hands-down winner. I actually almost shed a genuine tear when I searched on the website and could no longer find it.

** Although the Night Gel is no longer available on the Rodial website, I have found it on the Look Fantastic website – £110, and you get a free gift: a Rodial Pink Diamond Mask, worth £12. Link below. 

RODIAL BEE VENOM EYE REVIEW

I’ll start with the formula: it’s really creamy and luxurious feeling, but just like the other products in the range, Bee Venom Eye is absorbed into the skin really quickly. Not too quickly, but definitely quicker than some others I’ve used, and with less residue.

It smells good, too. The entire range smells nice, with a subtle flowery scent.

“Extreme performance eye cream for mature skin with melittin peptide, stem cells and biomimetic growth factors.”

Source: Rodial

Rodial Bee Venom Eye Review

Rodial Bee Venom Eye - Reported Benefits

According to the Rodial website, these are the key benefits: 

  • Bee Venom: plumps and smoothes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Haloxyl: reduces dark circles and repairs the delicate skin around the eye area
  • Vitamin C: promotes more even skin tone and corrects sun damage
  • P-Cell: improves skin tone by stimulating the skin’s elasticity content for a lifting effect

Rodial Bee Venom Eye - My Experience

I think Bee Venom Eye has definitely helped my dark under-eye circles, which are dark and death-lookin’ even when I’ve had a decent nights’ sleep. Not only are the circles lighter, they’re less wrinkly and droopy than they were before I started using it. My selfies require less fixing in the under-eye department and I’m SUPER glad about that! 

I would *definitely* recommend Rodial Bee Venom Eye to my fellow dark-undereye pals. 

I mentioned before that my crow’s feet were starting to look a bit less obvious, too — but I can’t actually be sure which product would be responsible for that. The day and night products hit those particular areas as well, you know? 

And finally, I like to pop this eye-care product in the fridge on the days I feel particularly emotional. Post-tears puffy eyes are de-puffed almost instantly when you dab and tap a little bit of this stuff around them when it’s icy cold.  

Rodial Bee Venom Eye Formula

Rodial Bee Venom Eye — A Packaging Niggle

I don’t really understand why the night gel had a pump-action dispenser but the moisturiser and eye creams didn’t, but I’m assuming it’s a formula thing?

I personally feel like the eye cream would’ve been better off in a pump-action-style container.

Is it worth £140 for 25ml?

I mean, that’s hella expensive, isn’t it? But do I think it’s worth it? And would I buy a replacement tub when my one runs out? 

Yes … and yes. 

I actually used another new eye product for a while, right in the middle of my tub of Bee Venom Eye, and I just didn’t love the new/other product as much as I did this one. As much as I’d love to find a replacement eye cream that does the job that this one does, at a much smaller price, it hasn’t happened yet. 

The good thing about this product — and about all of the Rodial products I’ve tried so far — is that a little goes a very long way. The 25ml tub of eye cream lasted just a little longer than the 50ml tub of moisturiser: about 5 months. I used it twice daily, apart from 2 weeks or so in the middle of the tub where I changed to a different product before changing back. 

For what these products actually do, I think they’re pretty good value for money. Still hella expensive, yes, but they do work.

RODIAL BEE VENOM REVIEW - CONCLUSION

  • Super Expensive

    These products are SUPER expensive compared to other products in *my* makeup bag.

  • But they DO Work

    My skin is lighter, brighter, and plumper and my under-eye circles are definitely less obvious - and that was after just 3 or 4 weeks of use.

  • And a Little Goes a Long Way

    I got at least 3 1/2 months of use out of the 50ml tub of moisturiser and a little bit longer for the 25ml tub of eye cream.

  • My Favourite

    The Night gel is my favourite product for the way it makes my skin feel, but I think the Eye cream had the biggest impact overall.

Rodial Bee Venom Review

Thanks so much for checking out my review of these Rodial Bee Venom products today. I’d love to know what you think so feel free to leave your comments below, or you can get in touch with me on social media (links below). 

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