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What are the benefits of manuka honey for the skin?

What are the benefits of manuka honey for the skin?
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Honey has been used in beauty rituals and medicines for hundreds of years due to its ability to heal and moisturise the skin in addition to its antiseptic properties.

In more recent years, honey has been heralded to treat and soothe almost all skin complaints from acne and inflammation to wrinkles and dryness. Manuka Honey, in particular, which comes from bees which pollinate Manuka trees, is now a key ingredient in many beauty products especially in skin and body care.

Known for its high antioxidant content, Manuka Honey not only treats but also protects the skin, keeping your complexion healthy and radiant.

This wonderful ingredient is also an integral ingredient in many anti-ageing skincare products as it is a humectant. Drawing vital moisture from the surrounding environment into the skin, Manuka Honey helps to upkeep the natural radiance of your complexion whilst soothing and softening your skin.

Manuka honey skincare and bodycare

We've selected our favourite manuka honey enriched beauty products to help you achieve luminous, healthy skin.


Elemental Herbology Vital Cleanse

Cleanse your way to a smoother, clearer complexion with Elemental Herbology Vital Cleanse, a luxurious cleanser formulated with 10% Manuka Honey to minimise breakouts and brighten the skin. Whilst exfoliating Papaya Extract sloughs away dead skin cells, antioxidant Green Tea helps to protect your skin from external aggressors promoting a healthy-looking, refreshed complexion with a natural glow.

Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask

Refine and hydrate your skin in one simple step with Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask. The creamy mask works to draw moisture into the skin to keep your complexion fresh and radiant whilst calming down redness and irritation making it perfect for those with blemish-prone skin.

skinChemists London Pro-5 Collagen Bee Venom Day Moisturiser

Designed to minimise the signs of ageing and target fine lines and wrinkes, skinChemists London Pro-5 Collagen Bee Venom Day Moisturiser promotes a smoother, more youthful-looking complexion. Enriched with ultra-hydrating Manuka Honey and Hyaluronic Acid, the rich formula glides onto the skin to improve texture and tone whilst strengthening your skin's barrier to defend against environmental aggressors.

Manuka Doctor 24K Gold & Manuka Honey Body Oil

The Manuka Doctor 24K Gold & Manuka Honey Body Oil is enriched with a blend of luxurious Plant Oils to visibly firm and hydrate the skin on your body to leave you with a divine glow. The 24K gold subtle shimmer illuminates the skin and highlights body contours for a toned, youthful appearance. Expect ultra-smooth, supple skin.

Oh K! Gold Gel Lip Mask

Perfect and treat your lips to some much needed TLC with Oh K! Gold Gel Lip Mask. Formulated with a potent blend of Chamomile and Manuka Honey, the lip mask deeply hydrates the delicate skin of your lips to smooth out fine lines and imperfections to leave you with a perfectly kissable pout.

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