At Au Natural Skinfood we use one of nature’s superfood – Manuka honey as a HERO ingredient in our formulations. The results are clinically proven and for this reason Manuka honey is now widely used in hospitals worldwide for wound care.
Manuka honey is safe to eat, and you can be assured that it is safe to put on your skin, working as a humectant, Manuka honey draws vital moisture into the skin, hydrating, rejuvenating and restoring its natural glow.
Skin renewal refers to our body’s natural process of replacing shedding layers (desquamation) in an orderly manner. As we age, our skin’s cell renewal process slows down and becomes less efficient. Manuka honey is a natural humectant meaning that it effectively holds in moisture combined with its micro-exfoliating effect, blood is brought to the surface off our skin, stimulating collagen production and encouraging our aging cells to function like they did when they were young. Manuka honey is scientifically proven to speed up the healing process of wounds, including acne cysts and premature ageing.
Balances the skin’s microbiome
Just like our gut microbiome, our skin has a microbiome too. Manuka honey’s combined benefits of hydrating, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties help balance the skin’s microbiome by eliminating bad bacteria and multiplying good bacteria. A healthy skin microbiome strengthens our skins barrier function, allowing us as nature intended to fight off external pollutants, stop trans-dermal water loss and slow down the signs of ageing.
All honey has antimicrobial activity, derived from several factors including its high sugar content, low water content, low acidity, the presence of Hydrogen Peroxide and the presence of phytochemicals.
Hydrogen Peroxide is however affected by heat, light, time and commercial processing. Manuka honey is unique because it contains a natural activity, Methylglyoxal (MG), which displays significantly higher antibacterial effects than Hydrogen Peroxide. In vitro studies have revealed that the Manuka honey has been shown to exhibit ‘broad-spectrum’ antimicrobial activity, being able to act upon more than 80 species of pathogen, including antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’, such as MRSA.
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