Honey pops up as an essential ingredient in a multitude of products available to us today. These span everything from the delicious wonder food that we slather on our toast in the morning to regular inclusion in cough balsams and remedies.
For centuries honey has also been one of nature’s best-kept beauty secrets. Ayurvedic texts described treating wounds and sores with honey and said this sweet elixir could soothe pain, act as an antiseptic and speed up the healing of burns and other skin damage. The Egyptians and the Greeks widely reported experiencing first-hand the healing properties of honey in many guises when applied topically to the skin. In fact honey has so many skin benefits it’s hard to know where to start and is just one of the reasons why we are fanatical about using British wildflower honey at the heart of our skincare.
In it’s purest form honey’s suitable for all skin types even the most sensitive and assists with perfecting, cleansing, and protecting the skin. Naturally antibacterial it helps to balance hormonal skin and is full of antioxidants that collectively contribute to the slowing down of skin ageing. In all honeys, hydrogen peroxide is produced from an enzyme that bees add to nectar, and the hydrogen peroxide is well known as a natural antiseptic.
Honey’s powerful skin healing properties are due to it’s molecular structure. Consisting of a supersaturated solution of sugars that are strongly attracted to water, it works by limiting the amount of ‘free’ water that is left in the skin and therefore inhibits the opportunity for micro-organisms to grow. Importantly, it is the natural humectant ability of honey to not only attract water but to retain it in the skin that keeps the skin remaining supple and elastic. High in essential amino acids this makes honey extremely moisturising, soothing and able to protect against fine lines, wrinkles and dryness.
We combine British Wildflower Honey in all of our formulations to ensure that you too can experience the super skin benefits of this wonderful ingredient. It really does help to deliver the ‘honey glow’ to your skin!