You’ve read it from too many DIY skincare products before—“add a scoop of honey”, “put a tablespoon of honey”, “spread a small amount of honey across your face”. Have you ever wondered why? Well, it’s because honey is a great ingredient to smoothen, clear up and soften the skin!
Even skin experts say that honey contains antibacterial properties that ward off those bacteria that cause acne breakouts! So, with the proper use of honey in your skin, you’re assured to prevent acne from growing across your face. Here’s the catch though: not all kinds of honey are the same. Hence, they don’t have the same effect on your skin. While you may not be able to keep track of all kinds of honey and their properties, you should stick to this rule: use only the non-processed raw honey as they have the best healing, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties. Here’s another tip: Manuka honey has proven to be the most effective, especially when it comes to antibacterial action against serious skin-care issues, so you might want to reach for it more often.
And of course, to let you in on the latest honey-infused skincare products of today, we’re giving you the best products for your body, face and lips that were enriched by the golden and gorgeous honey!
Naturopathica Manuka Honey Cleansing Balm ($62)
Of course we’re starting off with the Manuka honey! From Naturopthica, the Manuka Honey Cleansing Balm is all you could ever ask for in a cleanser. This balm would clear your skin of acne and calm any irritation it experiences. It’s definitely a recommended item for sensitive skin…and it smells awesome, too!
May Lindstrom The Honey Mud ($90)
A mask and a regular cleanser in one, The Honey Mud from May Lindstrom is your best bet for indulging yourself in a luscious product that can fill your skin with the care it needs. This product contains plant extracts, white halloysite clay, and of course, raw honey to nourish and cleanse your face. You can switch it up as you like: use it as a simple cleanser or let it sit on your face for 10-20 minutes for a great face mask.
Skinfood Royal Honey Propolis Enrich Essence ($39)
Skinfood takes the Royal Honey Propolis Enrich Essence into another level by not settling with just honey in its formula, but actually adding propolis, too. Propolis is another active ingredient given off by bees, with the ability to promote a soft, smooth, and calm complexion, with its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Lancôme Miel-en-Mousse Foaming Cleansing Makeup Remover ($40)
With the highly-cleaning ability of honey, it’s just natural to see it incorporated in a cleansing product. The Miel-en-Mousse Foaming Cleansing Makeup Remover from Lancôme can be your dependable makeup remover even when you’re wearing heavy makeup. Just mix the product with water to let it emulsify into a mousse.
Ole Henriksen Moment of Truth 2-in-1 Polishing Sugar Mask ($42)
Ole Henriksen mixed two awesome natural ingredients to make this effective polishing mask: sugar and honey. Easily, this one can be voted most yummy among the items in this list, but we’re vying for it to be one of the best too, especially because it gives the skin a soft and bright complexion after 10 minutes of masking.
Laura Mercier Crème Brûlée Honey Bath ($45)
Laura Mercier Crème Brûlée Honey Bath isn’t just simply infused with honey, it has a beautiful way of applying the product into your bath, too! The thick syrup of this product can be mixed into your bath with the included dipper—use it as if you’re’ stirring into a huge tub of tea. And man, you’ll love the gorgeous scent of it!
Guerlain Abeille Royale Daily Repair Serum ($150)
Guerlain is among the most luxurious brands out there, and they don’t fail even with the honey department. The Abeille Royale Daily Repair Serum is the most fabulous honey-infused products that can make you feel incredible as you apply it on your skin to tone up and leave a firming effect on your skin.
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition All Over Honey Balm ($25)
L’Oréal Paris got you covered in whatever part of your body you want lathered with honey with its Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition All Over Honey Balm. From your lips and hands to cuticles and lips, this balm is a great product to banish dryness out of the skin.
Arcona Hydrating Serum ($50)
If Beyonce and Rihanna of skincare active ingredients will unite, we’re pretty sure it would result to something like the Arcona Hydrating Serum. This product contains hyaluronic acid and manuka honey, two incredible products to nourish your skin deeply.
Fresh Crème Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask ($150)
The Fresh Crème Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask isn’t just a product you could easily dismiss. This product needed a total of 6,000 bees to complete a total of one jar, a whole container of smoothing, brightening and moisturizing product that will escalate your glow into higher levels.
Ready, busy bees? Pick these up to make sure your face is snatched with all the amazing things that honey can do for you.
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