Manuka Honey

INCI: Leptospermum Scoparium (Manuka Honey) Mel

Function: Humectant

Hydration: Hydration, anti-microbial 

The Science: Manuka honey is a natural humectant due to its sugar composition; it helps to draw and retain moisture in the skin. Manuka honey is created by honeybees harvesting the nectar of the manuka plant, which is a large flowering bush native to New Zealand and Australia. Manuka is a monofloral honey, meaning that it is sourced from only one plant instead of several varieties of flowers. It has a high concentration of vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants. It has strong antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.  It helps to reduce minor skin irritations. It helps to defend against skin aging stressors, has vitamin B3, potassium and zinc. This honey is rich in antioxidant compounds known as phenols and flavonoids which help to neutralize free radicals from stress or sun exposure. This helps to delay the development and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and keeps skin soft and hydrated. It has both humectant and emollient properties as it draws moisture from the air into the skin to boost hydration. 

The Story: Manuka honey is especially good for managing dry, flaking and irritated skin.