What is manuka honey?
Honey, the kitchen staple has been a natural skin care agent traditionally used as skin moisturiser and softener. Honey also provides protection against bacteria that forms and spreads on the skin. Considering these exclusive benefits of honey for skin, this cream has been composed of Manuka honey as the key ingredient. The Manuka honey used in this cream is extracted from the nectar of Manuka plant where bees pollinate the bush. The nectar contains dietary methylglyoxal and bioactive properties which boosts its healing and moisturising abilities. As the Manuka honey is processed and combined with a handpicked list of essential oils, it becomes easy to use right at home, whenever you want.
Due to premium quality and limited production, the demand for Manuka honey is rising worldwide. Research conducted by UMFHA confirms, in a year 10,000 tons of this honey is sold internationally including 1800 tons for UK, which is less if compared to its rising demand. This has led to the emergence of several counterfeit products for Manuka honey which is misleading and makes it tough to find the genuine one. To combat this authenticity problem of Manuka honey, the Active Manuka Honey Association have created a quality trademark and grading system which makes identification and availability of natural unadulterated Manuka honey easier. The quality trademark for Manuka honey is called Unique Manuka Factor or UMF which approves the quality and purity of original Manuka honey.
Active Manuka Honey Cream
After in-depth research about the effectiveness of Manuka honey on the skin, the manufacturer at Manuka Naturals picked this as the chief ingredient of this cream. Raw application of honey of any kind is beneficial for skin but quite an impossible for its sticky texture. So to let Manuka honey be part of your natural skin care routine, this cream was developed for daily used at home. The cream is a combination of Manuka honey (with a UMF of 15+) and some handpicked essential oils clubbed with other skin loving ingredients. Addition of essential oils reduces the stickiness of this cream and makes it able to be applied and absorbed on skin. On using men and women soon made Active Manuka Honey Cream their everyday skincare essential.
Another ingredient that contributes to the efficacy of this cream is shea butter that is known to treat dry, rough and irritated skin. The unique combination of best quality natural products in the cream adds to the skin’s immunity factor enabling it to resist a number of skin problems like eczema, Seborrheic Dermatitis, pimples, scratches and insect bites.
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A look at some of the ingredients of Active Manuka Honey Cream (other than the honey)
Native to remote areas of Arizona, California, and Mexico jojoba essential oil is made from Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) plant and frequently used in skin care products. This is because jojoba oil acts as a sebum which helps to moisturise and soften the skin. It therefore aims to calm and soothe skin irritation like burning and itchiness that may happen during skin infections.
Macadamia Nut Oil
The macadamia nut oil is enriched with high levels of monounsaturated fatty acids, Oleic Acid (Omega 9) and Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) which makes it great for skin. Thus this essential oil derived from the nut of the Macadamia integrifolia tree which is native to Australia, macadamia oil is added to Active Manuka Honey Cream to boost its skin softening and moisturising abilities.
One of the very common raw ingredients of skin care industry, shea butter extracted from the nuts of African shea tree adds smoothness to the texture of the cream battling against the stickiness of the Manuka honey. Also, shea butter adds a light aroma to the cream. In skin care, shea butter is a known remedy for dryness, blemishes, burns and bites.
Evening Primrose Oil
The evening primrose oil is made from the seed of its plant and belongs to native areas of northern and eastern America. Two skin problems that evening primrose oil well works on are acne and eczema. Fatty acids contained in it help to control skin inflammation, rash, redness and irritation.
Full list of ingredients: Active UMF® Manuka Honey 15+, Manuka oil, Distilled water, Cetyl alcohol, Stearic acid, Sweet almond oil, Lecithin, Stearyl alcohol, Jojoba, Macadamia Nut oil, Shea butter, Calendula oil, Evening primrose oil, Rose hip oil, TEA, German Chamomile oil, d-alpha-tocopherol (Vit E.), Wheatgerm oil, preservative.
How to use
The Active Manuka Honey Cream is meant for external application only. Apply to the affected area continuously to keep it moist and hydrated. It is simple to apply at any part of the body. First timers must do a patch test and read full composition for personal allergy before starting to use.
The natural composition of the Active Manuka Honey Cream shows no side effects if used in the right way. No synthetic or artificial steroids, colors, synthetic fragrances, or paraben preservatives are used or tried on animals for producing this cream. High standard combination of unique natural products makes this cream 100% genuine.