Is Honey Good For Your Skin?

When creating our skincare, we take cues from the natural world to discover some of the most surprising and effective ingredients. A favorite source of sweet treats, the beehive is also a source of many skin-boosting ingredients, including a few that we've chosen to feature in our Manuka Honey Cleansing BalmManuka Honey and Royal Jelly Peptides. Industrious honeybees from Australia and New Zealand spend their lives making Manuka Honey, which we use to strengthen and nourish the skin. Royal Jelly Peptides are powerful ingredients produced by worker bees that rejuvenate and smooth the skin for a glowing complexion.

The Secret to the Queen Bee’s Longevity

Did you know that queen bees live 40x longer than worker bees, even though they are born with the exact same genetic makeup? Queen bees survive for 3-4 years on average while worker bees live for anywhere from a few weeks to several months. The Secret to the Queen Bee’s longevity is her diet. Queen Bees consume Royal Jelly, a substance that’s made by worker bees. While all potential queen bee larvae are fed Royal Jelly, once the queen is determined, she is the only bee that continues to feed on this powerful substance. Rich in vitamins, antioxidants and proteins, Royal Jelly modifies gene expression to increase the queen’s longevity.

We use Royal Jelly Peptides in our Manuka Honey Cleansing Balm to accelerate renewal and even skin tone for a radiant complexion.

Manuka Honey Magic

Honey on its own is an extremely nourishing ingredient with antibacterial, cleansing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also a humectant, meaning it draws water from the air to the skin for increased hydration. Different Honeys get their names from the plant or flower that the honeybee pollinates. Manuka Honey is named for the flowering Manuka shrub that grows in New Zealand and Australia. This shrub is in the same family as Tea Tree, an ingredient often used in skin care to soothe redness and minimize the appearance of blemishes. When the powerful benefits of Honey are combined with nectar from the Manuka shrub, it creates an ingredient with major benefits for radiant skin.

In our Manuka Honey Hydrating Gel Mask, Manuka Honey helps to reinforce the skin barrier and moisturize for a boost of hydration.