The Bee's Knees

May 2014, Xtend-Life Expert

Summary

Honey is incredible for your skin thanks to its antibacterial properties and hefty serving of antioxidants. However before you go slapping the sticky stuff onto your face understand that if you want the maximum beauty benefits of Honey - you need to make sure you’re heading for the right pot!

Honey is incredible for your skin thanks to its antibacterial properties and hefty serving of antioxidants.

However before you go slapping the sticky stuff onto your face understand that if you want the maximum beauty benefits of Honey - you need to make sure you’re heading for the right pot!

While Manuka Honey has proven healing benefits for our skin, the unique enzymes found in Manuka Honey are one of the key qualities that have been proven for to contribute to its healing properties. 

Methylglyoxal is the compound identified as the active ingredient primarily responsible for the antibacterial activity in Manuka Honey. The higher the level of methylglyoxal, the greater the level of antibacterial activity.

Methylglyoxal is rich in natural antioxidants that have anti-microbial properties. As a general rule the darker the honey the greater and more potent the antibacterial and antioxidant power.

The wide range of proven healing benefits for the skin include -

  • Pores: Open and cleanse pores.  Making them easy to unclog.
  • Acne: Natural antibacterial.   Manuka Honey is great for acne treatment and prevention.
  • Aging: With loads of antioxidants.  Manuka Honey is great for slowing the appearance of aging.
  • Complexion: Moisturizing and soothing.  Helps your skin glow.

Xtend-Life Natural Products has long understood the benefits of applying Manuka Honey topically, and we have harnessed the power of these bees hard work in most of our beauty products. 

Cleanse

A good starting point is our Foaming Facial Cleanser. This product helps restore and hydrate skin, improving skin tone and helping your skin to look younger and softer.  Packed with natural ingredients, it’s great for your skin, and such a simple addition to your daily routine.

Let the bees do all the work - all you have to do is wash your face.

Moisturize

To further harness the full power of the bee’s great work our Restorative Night Cream is a product you should not go past.  Formulated to penetrate deeply into your skin, targeting the three main causes of aging skin which are loss of collagen and elastin, lower levels of hyaluronic acid and oxidation through the action of free radicals. Finally…a truly effective product that works to support healthy, youthful skin while you are sleeping.

Correct

Our eyes show the first signs of aging,  so our range would not be complete without our Eye Contour Serum. This soothing and delightfully refreshing serum backed by a sophisticated formulation which includes Manuka Honey will work to protect, firm and revive the delicate skin around your eyes.

Mother Nature does have her own healing benefits, which is something our ancestors instinctively knew. Manuka Honey gives simplicity, purity and vitality to our unique skin care range. Packed with  unique blends of natural & botanical ingredients working in harmony with Mother Nature.

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