As far back as ancient Egypt, those of royalty have celebrated the skin-enhancing properties of honey. Cleopatra was one who religiously bathed in honey and milk, while others used a blend of honey and ground orange seeds to keep their skin fresh and blemish-free.
Today, honey remains a favoured skincare ingredient as it has more naturally occurring antioxidants than almost any other naturally-derived source. Here are our picks of honey-infused beauty products to reveal a brighter and glowing complexion.
This product’s antioxidant-rich formula of acai and pomegranate extract helps brighten the skin tone and promote collagen production, while the medical-grade Manuka honey soothes inflamed and irritated skin – including mild conditions of eczema and heat rashes.
Uma Oils – Absolute Anti-Aging Rose Honey Cleanser
This potent 100 percent organic cleanser is enriched with rose, turmeric and honey all known for their anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and antioxidant goodness. It’s formulated with oats to gently strip away excess oil and grime after a long day at work. Made with a luscious mix of botanical ingredients, it helps the skin remain nourished and soothed.
A lightweight, buttery formula that absorbs quickly without any tackiness and shiny residue. The hero ingredient is a patented honey extract made only by bees who live on the Farmacy farm and pollinate the Echinacea flowers. This exclusive variant packs a high concentration of phytochemical cichoric acid, which works harmoniously with honey to flood our skin with hydration.
Designed for the evenings, this fast-absorbing, luxurious oil concoction delivers intensive moisture while smoothing out visible fine lines. It combines the brand’s unique harvest of honey, sea buckthorn and five-flower oil blend to achieve a healthy-looking glow with no greasy after-feel.
This is a detoxifying mask formulated with bamboo charcoal to deep clean and draw out excess oil trapped between pores, while the core ingredients of golden wildflower and fermented honey ensures that hydration remains intact.
This calming sheet mask uses a cold brew process that extracts ingredients carefully under low temperatures to retain most of the beneficial nutrients and antioxidants that each source contains. The combination of botanicals including green tea, tangerine, cactus, camellia leaves, orchid with honey guarantees supple skin.
This honey-infused product contains ginseng to intensely repair dehydrated skin from work fatigue. Also, the distinctive earthy scent of ginseng is cited to promote better quality sleep. Each purchase comes with a handy mask brush to bring with you on trips.