It’s NO secret: A Bit o Manuka Honey Makes Great Skincare
Bees are one of nature’s miracles. They not only pollinate plants and have an amazing community lifestyle, they make honey. Did you know that it takes about 60,000 bees, collectively traveling up to 55,000 miles and visiting more than 2 million flowers, to gather enough nectar to make one pound of honey? While honey provides life-sustaining benefits for the bees, it provides plenty of health and beauty benefits for humans as well.
There are many different kinds of honey. One unusual kind is called Manuka Honey. Bees gather nectar from the flowers of the Manuka tree indigenous to New Zealand, and some say it has more antibacterial properties than regular honey. There are different ratings for Manuka Honey. Without getting too technical, the higher the UMF rating is, the more antibacterial and valuable the honey will be.
The Advice Sisters were already aware of some of the many beauty benefits of honey, so we were excited to try Manuka Secrets, a unique line of natural skincare products from from New Zealand featuring “Manuka Active Therapy” that protects against environmental stresses by replenishing face, neck and decollete with powerful indigenous UMF 18+ Manuka Honey. Dr. Fernanda da Silva Tatley has uniquely crafted Manuka Secrets with sustain-ably sourced ingredients, gathered from the purest most remote regions of New Zealand where this precious resource is managed and protected for future generations.
Manuka Lab Active Therapy (http://www.manukalab.com) markets Manuka Secrets™ and Manuka Family™ certified natural skin care. These products bring consumers skincare with a Bit O Honey (pun intended) along with all sorts of other good for your skin ingredients such as aloe vera, almond oil, cucumber, cacao, rosehip seed, jojoba, shea butter, narcissus tazetta bulb, assist, hylauronic acid, white clay, and some advanced bio-tech such as advanced CoQ10 plus additional vitamins and antioxidants to help nourish, hydrate, protect and soothe skin and provide serious anti-aging benefits. Q10 supports skins natural CoQ10 regeneration. High levels of advanced narcissus tazetta bulb, algae, aloe vera, and calendula soothe and soften. Hyaluronic acid assists to hydrate and soften tired skin. Jojoba, Rosehip seed, and macadamia oil, cacao and shea butter support a deep moisturizing nourishment.
The products are pleasant to use and obviously highly emollient They are scented with frankincense, ylang ylang and patchouli essential oils. The fragrance in a product is highly personal, and the unusual and somewhat earthy scent will be one you relish, or perhaps find a bit odd. But the bottom line is that the products contain botanicals and natural or organic ingredients and no animal testing. That’s great news for anyone who is seeking an anti-aging, skin-loving line that follows strict environmental and ethical standards. if you’re looking for an affordable but effective skincare line chock full of fabulous ingredients, “honey” you’ve found it!
One more thing: although Manuka Secrets is from New Zealand, you can now find it easily in the United States at ULTA Beauty stores and on ULTA.com . The eight product collection ranges in price from $9.99 USD to $49.99.Check out the entire line of powerful products, from cleanser to serum, designed to fit the needs of women 30+. My personal favorite products are the Lip Lustre in a slant-tube squeeze tube that adds shine but no color ($9.99) the Hand Creme Purse Pal in a Pump Tube ( $14.99 1.69. fl. oz) both of which are travel-friendly.