Spring is the perfect opportunity to take a look at your skincare routine to refresh your products and ingredients in preparation of the warmer days ahead. Dermatologists have long described honey as a ‘must try ingredient for a range of skin care concerns’ , with its powerful healing properties the perfect remedy for parched, cracked, patchy and pimply skin.

But not all honey is created equal, the antibacterial quality of honey depends on the type of honey as well as when and how it's harvested.

What is Manuka Honey

Manuka honey is made in Australia and New Zealand by bees that pollinate the native leptospermum scoparium bush (also known as a tea tree). Manuka honey differs from many other types of honey due to its bioactive healing properties. It has been said that manuka honey can ease digestive disorders such as acid reflux and fungal infections, help improve upper respiratory issues as well as boost the immune system. Manuka honey is also a renowned skincare ingredient that has proven particularly successful in combating acne.

The Benefits of Manuka Honey for Skin

  1. Antibacterial: In general terms, honey acts as a topical cleanser and disinfectant. Manuka honey contains both hydrogen peroxide and methylglyoxal, making it particularly potent against a variety of bacteria.
  2. Anti-ageing: Honey is loaded with powerful antioxidants including extremely high concentrations of pinocembrin which can prevent the formation of wrinkles. In fact, the application of honey alone has been deemed to be more effective than expensive anti-wrinkle creams.
  3. Draws moisture into the skin: Manuka honey is a natural humectant attracting and absorbing moisture from the surrounding environment and then trapping it against the skin. This makes it a useful ingredient in moisturisers and emollients.
  4. Acne Relief: Its natural anti-inflammatory effect can decrease local inflammation caused by acne. As an antibacterial, Manuka honey leaves fewer bacteria to infect pores and cause acne. This honey can heal existing pimples and speed up the healing of acne.

The Manuka Honey Mask

Cemoy’s Manuka honey Ultra Recovery Face Mask was purposefully designed to deeply purify and aid skin recovery and nourishment through the incredible benefits of manuka honey. These antibacterial and antioxidant rich masks will assist in healing acne, reducing pigmentation, and providing protection against free radicals.

The unique sheet paper is woven with Austrian Lenzing Tencel (natural fibres are produced from renewable cellulosic plants such as beech trees, pine trees, and bamboo) and cut with 3D cubic technology to embrace your skin with the luxurious yet comfortable feeling of silk.

How To Apply The Mask

This beautiful healing mask is suited to all skin types and ideal for congested or pigmented skin. It should be carefully applied over a cleansed face and left for 15 minutes. After removing the mask gently massage any remaining essence into the skin and once absorbed follow with your normal skincare routine.

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