Bee Venom Skincare

Here at Paua World we are always excited to get new products instore. So when Wild Ferns offered us the chance to be a reseller of their Bee Venom Skincare we jumped at the chance. You might know the brand from using their very popular Manuka Honey and Lanolin skincare. These are paraben free and made in New Zealand.

Venom from the Bee is renowned for its ability to create a younger looking complexion by stimulating the skin to encourage collagen and elastin production which  helps to firm and plump facial tissue.

Not all Bee Venom is equal which is the reason Wild Ferns have used VENTM purified venom to ensure you get the highest quality available which is also ethical and humane.

Bee Venom in my cosmetics? Say what!?

Bee Venom is a unique multi-component complex that 18 biological active compounds have been found to have pharmacological activity.

The main groups of compounds are enzymes, peptides, aminos, sugars, phospholipids and volatiles. Bee venom contains a number of unique low-molecule peptides and “miracle” enzymes such as Phospholipase A2 and Hyaluronidase.

Phospholipase A2 dissolves the skin cell membrane and allows other ingredients to penetrate into the skin cell, resulting in a product working more effectively. Hyaluronidase enhances the delivery of different active ingredients across the skin barrier.

 Bee venom peptides stimulate facial muscles, which provides  a lifting and plumping effect.

Bee venom is a complex combination of chemical substances produced by the worker and queen honeys bees. The venom is used together with parts of the bee’s anatomy (called the “sting apparatus”) to sting intruders in defense of the honey bee colony.

Drone (male) honey bees do not produce venom and do not have a sting apparatus.

Doesn’t the bee die when it stings? Are bees killed to make this product?

If a bee stings tough skin (eg a human’s) the whole apparatus pulls out the abdomen of the bee. The venom sac is pulled out with it and it keeps pumping venom until it runs out. Because the removal of the sting apparatus ruptures the bee’s abdomen, the bee dies within a short period of time. This obviously wouldn’t be a very humane way to get the ingredients.

VENT(Venom New Zealand) have invented a collection device for venom that doesn’t kill the bees. The device consists of a glass sheet that is put on the bottom of the beehive. The glass sheet conducts a gentle electric current. When the current is turned on, bees that are on the sheet automatically stick out their stingers, and the action of the muscles pushing the stinger also pumps a small amount of venom out the end of the sting. This venom falls on the glass where it is collected and purified for storage, it is freeze- dried it to ensure the venom’s bioactive materials don’t oxidise and decompose. It takes one million sting deposits on a collector board to make 1 g of dry venom. This is the reason the cost of bee venom skin care products is so high.

Wild Ferns has a small yet perfect range for the Bee Venom product consisting of the following,

Bee Venom Moisturiser

Bee Venom Moisturser

Bee Venom Nightcreme

Bee Venom nightcreme

Bee venom Serum

Bee venom Serum

 

Bee venom tower

Bee venom tower

 

If you are keen, we ship all around the world. So hey,why not give it ago!

Thanks heaps for reading!

Aaron

Aaron.

21st Birthday Keys

In New Zealand the 21st birthday is looked upon as a milestone in a young persons life. The symbolic gift is of the 21st key!

This harks back to when you would be given the key to house once you were considered an adult. Nowadays it really means an excuse for a party. 21st birthdays in New Zealand are sometimes raucous affairs with embarrassing pictures  and videos of the recepient, along with a great party.

Uniquely New Zealand however is the 21st Key with Paua Shell. We create these right here in Carterton. With windows for the photo of the lucky guy/gal, and a white back to write messages of congratulations.

You can purchase these online at Pauaworld.com and we can ship them around the world for you.

Why not celebrate the 21st birthday with a key that is uniquely New Zealand?

New Pendants and Earrings from Paua Mania

Just realeased-I’m excited to show these new awesome pieces of Paua Jewellery.  Made right here in Carterton, these feature New Zealand Paua Shell-the worlds most colourful shell!

I’m really exicited about our Creole style pendants, with interesting wave and curve designs.

 

These are all available in-store and online now at Pauaworld.com. You can click through to purchase right now🙂

Creole Wave Pendant

Creole Wave Pendant

Dragonfly pendant

Dragonfly pendant

New Zealand Paua Shell Turtle Pendant

New Zealand Paua Shell Turtle Pendant

Creole Curve Paua Shell Pendant

Creole Curve Paua Shell Pendant

Creole Wave Pendant

Creole Wave Pendant

Creole Curve Pendant

Creole Curve Pendant

Creole Wave Earrings

Creole Wave Earrings

Creole Curve Earrings

Creole Curve Earrings

Memories of New Zealand Rimu giftware

Being proud New Zealanders, and a pretty friendly bunch we always like to build relationships.   Our friends at Memories of New Zealand have been crafting beautiful homewares, souvenirs and gifts for over 50 years.

 

Using native New Zealand timbers and a wide array of methods, they create amazing products. We are proud to be able to offer a selection of these online for purchase.

 

Some of our most popular products are:

Keyrings:

And awesome paua and wood drink coasters.

 

 

Perfect for any table!

 

 

 

 

As seen on TV!

After what feels like forever, we have a new advertisment on Television! Starting from today is on Channel One. People always ask about products in the ad, so here is a quick run down.

Whale Song Pendant

Whale Song Pendant

Whale song Pendant from Rei Jewellery. Beautiful Sterling silver pendant with Paua Shell inlay.

Koru Dichroic Pendant

Koru Dichroic Pendant

Stunning Glass chips set in resin, captures the light for a truly colourful summer.

Sea Turtle ornament

Sea Turtle ornament

Made from New Zealand Paua Shell set into resin this sea turtle is an awesome New Zealand souvenir.

Epic Spirit Leather Wristband Koru

Epic Spirit Leather Wristband Koru

Hot for summer, these wristbands come in a variety of prints and sizes.

Spice Fusion Pendant

Spice Fusion Pendant

The vibrancy of colour-exciting spicy jewellery made right here in Carterton.

Rimu Scallop Coaster

Rimu Scallop Coaster

Crafted by Memories of New Zealand from Rotorua.

Paua Wallet

Paua Wallet

Paua Purse-ever popular gift or just  a little something for yourself.

Manuka Honey Handcreme

Manuka Honey Handcreme

Peferct for keeping up the moisture over a long hot summer or cool and nasty winter.

Click any of the images to go straight to our online store.  Enjoy your shopping!

Spice up your life with Fusion SPICE Pendants

Summertime! Time for barbeques, time on the beach and to shake off the shackles of an oppressive winter.

And every new outfit deserves a wonderful accessory.  This is where I can help🙂

Our stunning new range of SPICE pendants from Fusion comes in array of colours and designs. Our team slaved over mock ups and trials before deciding on this series of jewellery. You could hear the arguments over colour around the building.

Fusion Spice Heart pendant in Orange

Spice Nautilus Pendant in Green

These are just a smattering of what’s available online and instore. Choose your colour to match the outfit!  Only $22.50-the perfect accompaniment to a long hot Kiwi Summer.

Season of Colour!


Summer is on its way. This means COLOUR!

Everywhere-even in the sea of black -Wellington-People are embracing the colour.

Summer dresses for the girls, bright chinos for the guys and that mainstay of the 80’s COLOURED DENIM.

My faves for summer are emerald green and cobalt blue. What’s yours? A lot of people are loving red!

Red spice hook

Red spice hook

Apparently Pantone (the colour folks) have another 175 colours!  Amazing.

Even some of our suppliers have got on board. Check out these jackets that have just arrived in-store.

Rosella jacket purple

rosella jacket

I can’t wait to see what the rest of summer has to bring. BRING ON THE COLOUR!