Honey really is an unsung hero when it comes to skincare and has long been used as a beauty treatment. It was believed to have been part of Cleopatra’s daily beauty ritual!
Whether you apply honey directly to the skin as a mask or use it in one of our skincare products, it’s a skincare super-ingredient.
Honey is a natural humectant. This means it naturally attracts and retains moisture in the skin. This helps keep the skin hydrated, soft, and supple.
Honey has natural antibacterial properties, which can help to prevent and treat acne. It also helps to reduce inflammation and redness associated with acne. Honey boosts the skin cell healing process and reduces inflammation.
Honey has been used for centuries to treat wounds and burns. It has natural antiseptic properties that help to prevent infection and promote healing and in some countries, even now, doctors use raw honey on wounds to help heal them from infection.
Honey is rich in antioxidants, compounds which help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause damage to cells and contribute to the aging process. In a moisturiser, serum or mask honey helps keep skin plump, firm and supple.
Honey has natural anti-inflammatory properties that can help to soothe and calm irritated skin. This makes it effective for skin conditions like eczema, rosacea and psoriasis.
A Good All Rounder
Even if you don’t have a specific skin concern to address, Honey is an amazing all-round multitasker, suitable for all skin types. It helps cleanse and protect the skin. With its natural ability to not only attract but also retain moisture, it’s extremely hydrating and soothing.
Using honey every day in a product like our Honey and Wild Flax moisturiser, you should see improved radiance and hydration.