SAViQ Anti-ageing bee venom skin science


Here are a selection of the most frequently asked questions about SAViQ.

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What does the name SAViQ mean?

SAViQ (pronounced SAV-IQUE) is a new word which stands for: 
Unique Skincare for the Age-Savvy Woman

Why is this range unique?
  • The very first complete Bee Venom skincare System
  • The synergy of Bee Venom, New Zealand Manuka Honey and active plant extracts makes a highly effective, completely natural skincare product
  • SAViQ makes Bee Venom anti-ageing skinscience affordable and simple to use
  • The BVA system clearly shows the Bee Venom strength based on usage.

Bee Venom

Are the bees harmed or stressed in the process?
  • Bee Venom is continually released by the bees in the hive to build collective bee hive immunity.
  • Bees do not need to be stressed to release venom it’s a naturally released process for hive health as the Bee’s groom themselves with venom peptides that they then place around the hive as an antiseptic.
  • Patented bee venom collection equipment uses very specific square wave pulsing technology.
  • Hives that have regular stimulation have increased outputs of Venom increasing hive health.

Read more in our Healthy Hives article.

How do you get the Venom from the Bees?

Dr Nikolai Nikolaev of API Health NZ  has a PhD in biology science (biophysics) and a masters degree in electronics and has invented and patented a safe modernized collection technology for collection of honey bee venom that doesn’t harm the bees.

The device consists of a glass sheet that is put onto the beehive. 

The glass sheet pulses with a very specific unipolar square wave of 40-70 microseconds with pulse separation intervals of 3-50 milliseconds, this technology has been specifically developed for the New Zealand Bee temperament as bee’s world wide have different natures and handling needs.

When the current is pulsed 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 sticks on the glass where it is collected and purified for storage.

How is it non-allergenic?

The VENZTM patented technology used to purify the bee venom together with the infusion into New Zealand Manuka Honey nullifies the potential for allergic reaction. Read more here.

Why is New Zealand Bee Venom Special?
  • Only healthy New Zealand bees and productive bee hives are used for collection
  • VENZ has been scientifically tested and proven to be the least allergenic of all bee venom currently used anywhere in the world.
What is Apitherapy?

Apitherapy refers to the medical use of honey bee products such as honey, pollen, bee bread, propolis, royal jelly, apilarnil and bee venom. Apitherapy is an ancient health modality.

Can I use this product if I have a bee allergy?
  • The VENZTM Purified Bee Venom used in the SAViQ range has been used globally since 1997. In all that time there has never been a reported case of an allergic reaction.
  • Even so, just in case, we do not recommend using the product if you have a bee allergy. 
Can I use it if I am pregnant?

Yes it’s safe to use when pregnant

Why is the Bee Venom Anti-Ageing in skincare?

Skin type suitability

What skin types can use SAViQ?
  • As its all natural and organic it is suitable for people with sensitive skin
  • It is suitable for Asian skin
  • It is suitable for all skin types, ie normal, oily or dry
  • Patch test if you want reassurance before purchase

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