Derived from the nectar of the Manuka tea tree, bee keepers collect and produce the unique Manuka Honey, which has long been known for its natural healing and health benefits, including effectiveness at stimulating the immune system. In more recent times, it has been discovered to contain properties equally beneficial for the skin, ranging from skin repair to anti-wrinkle effects.
What makes Manuka honey unique is the high amount of a naturally occurring compound called methygloxal, and a non-peroxide molecule found in the honey, which gives it a potent medicinal and antibacterial quality. This antibacterial quality is known as and measured using a scale called the Unique Manuka Factor (UMF), where the higher the rating the more potent its antibacterial properties.
Manuka Honey skin care benefits include:
For Sensitive Skin
While suitable for all skin types, Manuka Honey products are particularly helpful for those with sensitive skin. With properties that are active against a wide range of micro-organisms that cause irritation, it helps soothe and stabilize sensitive skin.
Oily Skin and Acne
Containing potent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, Manuka Honey is effective in soothing and reducing the effects of acne without drying the skin. With nutrients to help regenerate skin cells, it removes blemishes, cleanses, and detoxifies to leave skin toned and balanced.
High in antioxidants, Manuka Honey neutralizes and protects against free radical damage. It is packed with beneficial nutrients to nourish the skin and the regeneration of new skin cells, preventing the appearance of wrinkles and reducing the signs of skin ageing.
Anti-inflammatory and Antiseptic Effects
With known anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antibacterial qualities, Manuka Honey is known to promote healing the body of skin ailments, infections, and promote natural healing.