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Bye Bye Botox, Hello Beauty!

Here at The Good Spa Guide we'd like to think we know a thing or two about beauty. We spend our days in hot pursuit of inner and outer beauty, and we'll stop at nothing in our quest to find natural, healthy alternatives to extreme measures such as cosmetic surgery and injectables.

Don't get us wrong, we're under no illusions. We know that the ruthless taskmaster Father Time will get us in the end, but we want to put up a pretty decent fight along the way!

Making the most of what you have is the name of the game, and we've been busy little Spies testing tinctures, checking creams and experimenting with elixirs to discover what's out there in the big wide world of anti-ageing!


We've known for a while that this bee-venom business is, well, big business! Bee venom sells for a staggering £27,000 an OUNCE. However, you'll be relieved to discover that only a teensy bit is needed in a bee-venom face cream, so these products don't come with an extortionate price tag.

Favoured by the likes of Camilla Parker Bowles, Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow, bee venom is supposed to not only help fight signs of ageing, but also plump skin and reduce pore visibility.