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Not just a sweet addition to your toast or tea, honey is also a very effective topical skincare ingredient. Here’s everything you need to know about the benefits of manuka honey for skin.  

The History Of Manuka Honey Skincare  

Manuka honey is a winner in topical skincare. Found only in New Zealand, this superfood is renowned for its health-giving benefits and skin-enhancing properties. The antioxidant-rich ingredient works to nourish, rejuvenate and revitalise skin.  

What Are The Benefits Of Manuka Honey For Skin?  

  1. Exfoliating

One of the key benefits of manuka honey is that when it’s applied to the skin, it helps to exfoliate the surface, scrubbing away dead skin cells and unclogging pores, revealing a smooth, clear complexion.  

  1. Hydrating

Manuka honey is a natural skincare saviour for dehydrated skin, working to hydrate and nourish for a radiant, glowing complexion.   

Gentle on sensitive skin, this special honey is a natural humectant, which means it naturally moisturises, drawing moisture to the skin’s surface and helping with moisturise retention for soft, supple skin.   

Discover the moisturising benefits of manuka honey with the Baptise H2O Ultra-Hydrating Water Gel. Boasting naturally-sourced hyaluronic acid and manuka honey, it draws moisture to the skin and increases skin hydration by 52% after just 24 hours.*  

Baptise H2O Ultra-Hydrating Water Gel
  1. Healing

For those with acne-prone or inflamed skin, using manuka honey, which has anti-inflammatory properties, can help to soothe and calm irritation, as well as relieve redness.  

Try the Aura Manuka Honey Mask. Particularly effective on blemish-prone skin, it is formulated with anti-bacterial manuka honey from New Zealand and Pohutukawa bloom extract to powerfully detox skin, keeping it fresh and blemish-free.  

Aura Manuka Honey Mask
  1. Evening out skin tone

Manuka honey has restorative properties that promote skin cell regeneration and repair cellular damage. Not only can this natural ingredient help to reduce blemishes, it can also minimize the appearance of scars. 

  1. Anti-ageing

Packed full of vitamins, live enzymes and antioxidants, manuka honey works to neutralise free radicals that are responsible for skin cell damage. It’s also been shown to promote the structural growth of collagen skin cells for firm, youthful-looking skin.  

Make the most of the anti-ageing benefits of manuka honey with our Harmony Manuka Honey Day Cream


Manuka Honey Day Cream


*Dermatest Australia: clinical study of 10 women, ages 38-58, 2019. 

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