Botany Essentials

Ingredient Focus: Manuka Honey Extract

Origin: Honey
Odour: Sweet gentle fruity note
Found in: Refining Night Creme, Creme Cleanser, Bath Soak

Manuka Honey offers an amazing range of phyto-compounds targeting skin and hair conditioning, whitening/brightening, anti-aging and acne. Manuka Honey is extracted from the hives of bees that have harvested pure nectar from the Leptospermum Scoparium, native to the pristine forests of New Zealand.

The key actives and benefits* of Manuka Honey include:

  • Lignin – a natural organic substance that binds cells together. Lignin helps keep skin supple and toned.
  • Benzoic Acid Derivative – an anti-acne active, skin photo-protection active, skin-whitening, wound healing and antioxidant activity.
  • Phenolic Acid: Gallic Acid – anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative, anti-fatigue, skin-whitening and anti-wrinkle.

Manuka Honey is widely used in functional foods and cosmetics so you may already be familiar with it. What you may not know is that each brand of Manuka Honey is graded1 and labelled accordingly. Firstly, it must be certified as genuine Manuka Honey and secondly, it will have a number that represents the unique signature compounds characteristic of this honey that ensures purity and quality.


*It’s important to note that everyone’s skin is different and for any serious skin concerns a dermatologist should be consulted.

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