• I'm From,  moisturize

    I’m From Honey Glow Cream

    the claim The I’m From Honey Glow Cream contains 30.63% of Honey Glow Queen (Honey Complex) which comprises 7 actives: honey, black bee propolis, royal jelly, bee venom, turmeric, bee pollen and cinnamon to moisturise distressed skin, improve elasticity and fine lines, and brighten tone. The smooth, silky textured cream is deeply absorbed to balance skin and strengthen the moisture barrier. the science The star of the formula is what I’m From call their Honey Complex, an array of 7 ingredients, five derived from bee products which makes up around 30% of the formula. These five are rich in active components such as flavonoids, phenolic acid, phenolic compounds, terpenes and…

  • wash off,  Wildcrafted Organics

    Wildcrafted Organics Wild Berry Masque

    the claim The Wildcrafted Organics Wild Berry Masque comprises 85% Certifed Organic and Wild Harvested Ingredients. It claims to be a luscious honey based cleanser, exfoliant and masque rich in skin loving nutrients, antioxidants and the purest New Zealand clay for healthy, beautifully radiant skin.     the science Topping the INCI is organic Honey. Strong antimicrobial, antifungal, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties in honey make it a great cleanser while also protecting the skin and helping to prevent premature aging. As a humectant, it draws and retains moisture for increased skin hydration and suppleness. Halloysite Clay is a pure white New Zealand clay that enhances cleansing and exfoliation. It is…

  • Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask
    Andalou Naturals,  mask,  wash off

    Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask

    the claim The Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask claims to gently dissolve and sweep away dull, dry surface cells, exfoliating and resurfacing for even skin tone, smooth texture and luminous complexion.     the science Represented at the highest concentration, organic Pumpkin is full of beta-carotene and also a good source of vitamins and minerals. Its enzymes break down the outer layers of skin to exfoliate and decongest pores naturally. Vitamin A stimulates collagen production and cell regeneration and Vitamin C can help remedy damage created by free radicals. Organic Sunflower Seed Oil  is also rich in beta-carotene. As the body converts beta-carotene into retinol (vitamin A), these ingredients…

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    ingredient spotlight,  routine

    Manuka Honey – Ingredient Focus

    the hype Manuka Honey seems to be the golden elixir in skincare these days. It is sourced from the flowering plant species of Leptospermum, native to Australia and New Zealand. The resultant honey is richer than regular honey in every way: the colour is darker; the flavour more distinct; the texture thicker; health benefits significantly magnified and the cost much higher. It is estimated that the Australian and New Zealand manuka honey export market is worth over $300 million.   the benefits Much research has gone into proving the health and skin care benefits of Manuka honey. Its antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral and antioxidant strengths are beyond question. It is also…

  • Manuka Honey Mask
    mask,  Swisse,  wash off

    Swisse Manuka Honey Mask

    the claim The Swisse Manuka Honey Detoxifying Facial Mask claims to deeply cleanse and hydrate skin, particularly that prone to blemish and congestion.     the science The ingredient list in this mask is a who’s who of skincare buzz words. Rich in naturally occurring substances, it of course boasts manuka honey, charcoal and kaolin as stated on the label. Manuka honey is a natural humectant which helps to draw moisture to the skin and keep it at a balanced pH. Manuka honey’s powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties promote healing, seeing it equally suited to medicinal application as to skin care. It helps in the fight against ageing, promoting the…