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Au Natural Skinfood focuses on skin health, not cosmetic beauty. Healthy skin is a journey, not an instant fix. Used routinely over time Au Natural Skinfood will improve your skin’s health and restore a natural glow. Committed to on-going research and development we promise to deliver results naturally.

Magnificent Manuka

For thousands of years honey has been used both orally and topically as a natural remedy. All honey has the enzyme glucose oxidase – which releases hydrogen peroxide, an antiseptic. This is secreted into the honey by the bee when regurgitating nectar from the floral source. As a result all honeys have hydrogen peroxide present. However, this can be broken down by some enzymes (such as blood and tissue), rendering it less effective.

The native New Zealand Manuka bush (Leptospermum Scoparium) contains a special property that distinguishes it from all other honeys. Manuka honey has additional antibacterial properties which work after the hydrogen peroxide disappears (known as non-peroxide activity). This makes Manuka honey much more potent than other honeys.

Active Manuka Honey contains an enzyme that enhances skin cell renewal, promoting collagen production. High levels of essential fatty acids along with vitamins, minerals, amino acids and sugars provide nutrition for renewing and repair skin cells.

What Makes Manuka Honey So Special

Our Independent Scientific Research

Conducted by Trinity Laboratories in New Zealand 2013

Our independent scientific research completed with the assistance of a New Zealand Ministry of Science and Innovation grant scientifically validated :

  1. 16+ Active Manuka Honey is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial, our testing showed that it enhances skin cell renewal by more than 80% compared to controls, making it a very powerful anti-aging ingredient.
  2. New Zealand grown grapes and kiwifruit contain twice the level of antioxidants compared to those grown elsewhere in the world due to high levels of UV exposure. Our Super Fruit Extract has an ORAC value (measure of antioxidant levels) 6 times that of vitamin C and contains potent antioxidants that diminish the sun’s damaging effects and reduce free radical damage.
  3. Your skin reacts to Bee Venom as an irritation as though lightly stung with Melittin, increasing blood circulation, stimulating cell regeneration and production of collagen. As we age, the skin’s cell renewal process slows down and becomes less efficient. Our testing showed that Bee Venom enhances skin cell renewal by more than 80% compared to controls, making it effective for skin repair and rejuvenation.

Research Reading:

Study: Manuka Honey Kills More Bacteria than all Available Antibiotics

https://www.naturalnews.com/2016-12-20-study-manuka-honey-kills-more-bacteria-than-all-antibiotics-available.html

Manuka Honey – DHA and Methylglyoxal Explained

https://www.analytica.co.nz/Tests/Honey-Testing/Manuka-Honey-3-in-1/DHA-and-MG-explained

The role of honey in the management of wounds

https://researchcommons.waikato.ac.nz/handle/10289/2041

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