A sweet solution to sweet supple skin: Manuka Honey

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When it comes to honey, Manuka is the best of the best.
Because of its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-aging, and immunoregulatory properties, research has shown that manuka honey, which is produced by honey bees in New Zealand and Australia from the nectar of manuka flowers, is a “biologically active and clinically interesting substance” (as well as much much more). This gorgeous manuka honey ingredient has been on my radar for a while now, which is why I included it as a crucial ingredient in the formulation of my newest product and the Holi (creme) filter face crème.

Manuka honey is referred to as the “true cellular beautician” and “one of nature’s multifunctional healing treasures” by Gabrielle Mirkin, a manuka farmer in New Zealand who I previously spoke with. Manuka honey can have potent effects at the cellular level when consumed, but when applied topically, it truly shines.
Her manuka honey is the greatest, so I utilize it in my formulae.

So why did I choose to incorporate manuka into my Holi (creme) formulations?

First off, manuka honey is frequently praised for its antibacterial properties. By regulating pH and guarding against pathogenic infections on the skin microbiota, topical use of manuka honey can help foster clear, acne-free skin. Because of its low pH, high osmolarity, hydrogen peroxide level, and methylglyoxal (MGO) content, manuka has potent antibacterial properties. In addition to directly killing bacteria, manuka honey’s low water activity has been proven to be antagonistic to the growth of most bacteria. According to recent studies, this is because manuka honey affects both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria by changing their form and size. Honey is also mildly acidic with a pH between 3.2 and 4.5 and so this low pH is also inhibitory to pathogenic bacteria. I love that manuka honey can help people to keep their skin bacteria and break-out free.

Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and immunoregulatory qualities, manuka honey is also regarded as an excellent natural remedy for a variety of skin disorders, including psoriasis, dermatitis, dermatitis atopica, dermatitis seborrheica, and more. This, according to laboratory studies, is because manuka honey regulates neutrophil activity and interacts with the kind of white blood cells responsible for inflammatory proteins and skin diseases. A tiny human study suggests that the reason manuka honey helps regulate and calm numerous inflammatory pathways in the body is because it reduces inflammatory skin lesions.

Manuka honey is also an ideal element for anyone seeking to age gracefully by promoting the health of their skin. A natural humectant, manuka honey aids in attracting and holding onto moisture in the skin. Additionally, manuka honey possesses calming and emollient properties that maintain the skin smooth and youthful and consequently reduce the formation of wrinkles. The active component of manuka honey, methylglyoxal, has also been demonstrated in studies to boost the skin’s collagen production. As a result, the skin barrier’s structural growth is encouraged, aiding in the fight against aging. Additionally, the amino acids in manuka honey are in perfect harmony with the pH balance of our skin, keeping it moisturized, supple, and less prone to  early onset or advanced aging.

Manuka honey has healing properties in addition to its protecting ones for the skin. It is now believed that honey can regenerate tissues and aid in wound healing after extensive research into its use as a topical wound therapy. Manuka honey is also known to offer minor skin lightening effects that can aid in eliminating acne scars, reducing hyperpigmentation, and levelling out skin tone because it contains trace levels of hydrogen peroxide (pair this alongside our lactic-based products for double power).

Manuka honey provides a boost of antioxidant defense for the skin as well. It is believed to suppress the production of skin-damaging reactive oxygen species, which are brought on by exposure to free radicals in modern environments. Manuka’s antioxidant capabilities also make it anti-aging because controlling and slowing down the effects of these reactive oxygen species are essential for regulating and controlling skin aging. The substance also has anti-fungal, anti-viral, and other properties. It’s fantastic for skin health and for giving you a healthy, well-groomed glow.

In holi (creme), our long awaited filter face crème moisturizer, the manuka honey works alongside six revolutionary trademarked active ingredients to soothe, nourish and prime skin as well as delivering ultimate hydration and helping with the appearance of skin texture. Buy yours here.

Manuka honey collaborates with a group of 12 cutting-edge patented and trademarked actives in holi (lift), our potent, yet zero-downtime ageless lifting and firming serum, to produce anti-aging, youthful skin. The manuka, which is potent, restorative, and calming, perfectly complements French Silk Peptides, New Zealand Red Seaweed, Pitaya, Lactic Acid, Calcium Ketogluconate, French Silk Peptides, Aloe, Rosehip, Cucumber, Rice Bran, Vitamin E, and other ingredients to produce stunning results for skin of all ages.

I can’t wait for you to use manuka honey in your skin care regimen because it is such a unique substance.

Jena x

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