Years ago honey was commonly used as substitute for sugar or a flavor enhancer but during the past 10 years it has become a main ingredient in one of the best skincare products and makeup products. Nowadays honey is widely used as medicine to treat allergies, anemia, fatigue and exhaustion, poor digestion etc. Due to its properties today honey is one of the main ingredients in many moisturizing and nourishing body lotions and makeup products.
Honey contains glucose, fructose, minerals – magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium chlorine, sulphur, iron, copper, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B5, B3.
Natural honey is very beneficial to the skin as it has the ability to attract water and to nourish the skin deeply. During the last years many of the biggest cosmetic and skincare companies began to use natural honey in many body lotions, facial moisturizers, anti-aging creams and serums, facial masks, cleansers, shower gels due to its ability to retain and attract moisture. Many women prefer to use honey and another natural ingredient for home-facials as it rejuvenates the skin and nourish the skin deeply. Honey is also a natural antiseptic as it contains many antimicrobial agents that kill bacteria immediately.
What are the benefits of honey to the skin?
- Honey is safe for very sensitive or irritated skin
- Honey eliminates wrinkles and fine lines
- Honey rejuvenates the skin
- Nourish the skin deeply and prevents infections
- Pure honey doesn’t irritate the skin or cause allergies
- Honey helps attract and retain moisture and prevents skin dehydration
- Honey leaves skin smooth and supple
- Honey brightens dull skin and prevents skin discolorations
- Honey acts as a real antioxidant and fights free radicals
- Honey treats and prevents pimples, skin discolorations and fights acne
- Honey is beneficial to treating wounds, sores and burs
- Honey restores damaged skin
- Honey leaves skin soft, soothe and younger-looking
- Honey helps renew skin cells
- Honey treats acne, eczema and other skin conditions as it contains amino acids and enzymes
- Honey fights against skin damage and ageing due to its antioxidant properties
We recommended you some of the best skincare products with honey:
Perlier Honey Bath & Shower Cream – Honey Cream Bath is specifically formulated for the bath or shower, enriched with the sweetness of Honey, this soothing action leaves skin luxuriously soft and smooth.
L?????Occitane ??oney&Lemon Eau de Toilette ($39) – This sparkling and delicious Eau de Toilette has a subtle blend of fresh and sugary-sweet notes. The lemon and citrus fruit scent give it a tangy freshness, and golden honey, vanilla and caramel scents give its delectable sweetness.
Lanc??me Nutrix Royal Body ($34) ????? this nourishing body cream instantly relieves uncomfortable tightness and smooth the roughness caused by extreme dehydration. Repairs the appearance of dry and very dry skin with ROYAL LIPID????UM?????, nurtured and moisturized, skin feels silky smooth, soft, and comfortable.
Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv – This extraordinary creme transforms your skin inside out. Keeps skin in optimal moisture balance via constant hydration. Prevents breakdown of elastin and collagen in skin. Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Helps skin regain its firmness, elasticity and vitality. Visibly refines skin texture and appears smooth, luminous and younger.
Leonor Greyl Bain Traitant a la Propolis ($35) – Gentle anti-dandruff shampoo with Propolis. Great for all irritated, itchy scalp conditions. Contains theraputic, bacteriostatic, and anti-microbial agents. Contains Propolis, Plant Extracts, and Essential Oils. Does not contain Coal.
Helena Rubinstein Prodigy Tissular – A cream that provides skin with the youthful benefits of beauty sleep. As if ‘rewoven’, skin is firmed up, smoother, more even and luminous.With Bio-Matrix????? (association of plant tissues?????extracts in their embryonic phase : Japanese Cedar Bud and Indian Vigna Seed) + Quintessence of Bio-Sap
Nuxe Facial Cleansing Gel ($21) – a soft, rich gel made from a vegetal origin base that gently cleanses the face while maintaining the balance of the skin. Honey and peach extracts soften – lime-blossom extract soothes and relaxes – walnut extract tightens the pores while ginseng extract tones and firms. For all skin types.
Clarins Eau Dynamisante ($56) ????? moisturizing body lotion that offers all the fragrant and treatment benefits of plant extracts. Promotes a feeling of freshness and vitality. Moistures and softens skin immediately.
Nuxe Honey Lip Balm ($20) – Soothes, repairs, nourishes, softens and heals chapped lips. Reduces lines of lip contour.Contains Honey, Shea Butter, Rosa Mosqueta, Calendula and Almond, Oils Vitamin E, Beeswax,Soy ,Lecithin, Allantoin Grapefruit, Sunscreen.
L’Occitane Honey and Lemon Sweet Sugar Scrub ($35) – Enriched with pure honey from Provence and lemon peel powder, this delightfully textured sugar scrub gently exfoliates your skin, leaving your body feeling soft and silky. The skin is radiant, satiny and deliciously perfumed with the Honey and Lemon scent.
Burt’s Bees Thoroughly Therapeutic, Honey & Shea Butter, Body Butter ($13) – This naturally therapeutic, lush body butter combines Honey, a natural humectant to deeply moisturize, and Shea Butter to nourish and protect dry, overworked skin. Enriched with emollient Mango Butter to further moisturize and regenerate skin cells, Aloe to heal, and vitamin E to soothe. Long-lasting, therapeutic moisture for naturally soft, smooth, and healthy skin.
Korres Thyme Honey Cream ($35.50) – A 24-hour moisturizing cream enriched with Thyme Honey, for normal and dry skin. Improves skin elasticity and contains powerful antioxidants, which protect skin from premature aging due to environmental factors.