Sticky and sweet, Honey can not only improve your morning porridge, but can also help to brighten up your skin and keep hair glossy and soft. Though the thought of applying Honey straight to your hair or face isn't particularly appealing, many skincare and hair care products now contain the nourishing ingredient in a smooth texture that offers all of the natural benefits without the sticky texture.
What are the benefits of Honey in beauty?
- It's a natural healer - Honey is a natural anti-septic, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory which means it is good for healing skin wounds, infections and helpful for treating blemishes.
- It's hydrating - Honey can increase and maintain water content in both the hair and skin, helping to reduce dryness and keep the face and hair conditioned and soft.
- It is high in anti-oxidants - raw Honey is high in antioxidants, making it effective in healing scars, evening the skin tone and helping to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. This also helps keep the hair and skin healthy and protected from external aggressors.
- It helps promote collagen production - due to its hydrating properties, Honey can help to promote healthy Collagen production, keeping the skin looking youthful and free from wrinkles and fine lines.
What are the best Honey beauty products for hair and skin?
Guerlain Abeille Royale Double R Renew and Repair Advanced Serum
Combining the power of two exclusive technologies, the Gurlain Double R Renew & Repair Advanced Serum works to renew the skin's surface for a more radiant and smoother appearance. Formulated with 96% naturally-derived ingredients, including a white honey concentrate and honey polyfermentation, the serum helps to resurface the skin and infuse it with moisture and nourishment.
Jo Malone London Nectarine Blossom and Honey Body Crème
Blended with a deliciously sweet smell of acacia honey, peach and cassis, the Jo Malone London Nectarine Blossom and Honey Body Crème covers the skin in nourishing hydration, whilst leaving it with an uplifting scent. The acacia honey in the formula energises the skin, giving a brighter finish and softening for a more even tone and texture.
Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask
Blended with anti-bacterial manuka honey, this Mask by Antipodes is designed to be used twice a week to moisturise, cleanse and revive the complexion. Especially beneficial for blemish-prone skin, the mask helps to keep skin clear and skin tones even due to it's high anti-oxidant content. For the best results, apply a thick layer of the mask to your face and neck, leave for 15 minutes and then rinse of with warm water.
Burt's Bees Honey Lip Balm
Loved by beauty enthusiasts worldwide, Burt's Bees know lip care. This natural formula lip balm made of lanolin, coconut and sunflower oil as well as honey, seals in hydration using their famous ingredient, beeswax, to keep lips soft and hydrated. Apply the nourishing balm to your lips as liberally as needed or wanted to keep your pout looking plump and smooth.
Mielle Pomegranate & Honey Conditioner
Locking in moisture and helping to prevent breakage from tangling and pulling, this pomegranate and honey-enriched conditioner is designed to take care of curly hair types. Subtly fragranced, the conditioner nourishes deep into strands, promoting a more silky texture and a smoother finish.
Holika Holika Honey Royalactin Glow Cream
A must-have for tired, dry skin, the Holika Holika Honey Royalactin Glow Cream uses honey and royal jelly to soothe, replenish and deeply moisturise the complexion. Designed for daily use, the moisturiser boosts hydration levels and restores a more energetic-looking glow without any sticky residue.
Neal's Yard Remedies Bee Lovely Hand Cream
Made with fair trade organic Honey sourced from Mexico, blended with sun-ripened Italian and Mexican Oranges, this rich Hand Cream by Neal's Yard envelopes rough and dry hands in moisture to soothe and soften the skin. The cream is cruelty-free and 3% of sales go towards bee-friendly charities to ensure that their luxurious cream is sustainable.
MGO 550+ Pure Manuka Honey Blend
Want to go straight to the source? In it's purest form, this Manuka Honey blend is extracted from Leptospermum Scoparium, a plant unique to New Zeland, that is high in nectar and rich in full bodied, full flavoured honey. The honey is carefully blended to ensure that the Methylglyoxal (the anti-oxidant rich component) is maintained so that you don't lose any of the amazing benefits of the honey.
TIGI Catwalk Oatmeal & Honey Intense Nourishing Mask
This intensive hair treatment by TIGI is a fibre-penetrating blend of Oatmeal and Honey that helps to repair and strengthen damaged locks to bring back bounce and shine. The ultra-hydrating formula is easily applied to wet hair and works in 5 to 10 minutes to transform your hair. Use the mask 1-2 times per week.
FARMACY Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask
Pamper yourself with this amino acid rich Royal Jelly and Honey Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask from FARMACY. Sourced using local ingredients to their labs in New York, the Glycerin enriched formulas are potent and effective in delivering intense moisture to leave the skin with a natural, healthy glow. The Mask transforms into a warm, rich cream when massaged into the skin and comes with a convenient spatula for mess-free application.