Manuka honey - made from bees who collect pollen and pollinate the Manuka flower. This flower is native to New Zealand and, surprisingly, blooms for only 2 to 6 weeks each year. Manuka flowers are not everywhere but can generally be found in large enough areas which tend to be in the most remote and untouched parts of New Zealand.
But why is it so good for us?
Hydration for your skin
Manuka honey is a natural humectant - this means that it's low moisture content absorbs moisture and it creates a natural barrier to keep the moisture in your skin.
This helps to keep your skin hydrated especially in winter when it is cold and prevents your skin from getting cracked and chapped during these cold months.
Naturally promotes healing
The secret ingredient in Manuka honey, compared to other honey is Methylglyoxal. Methylglyoxal is a natural compound found in Manuka honey that is responsible for it's antibacterial activity. This compound, coupled with the honey's ability to create a natural barrier helps to promote healthy skin and can help your sensitive skin with Psoriasis, Eczema or Acne.
Anti Bacterial and Anti Microbial
Naturally present in honey is Hydrogen peroxide which acts as a contribution towards the antimicrobial and anti bacterial properties of honey.
Anti-Oxidants keeping your skin looking and feeling younger
As a potent source of antioxidants, manuka honey helps to prevent free radicals from damaging your skin cells. These anti oxidants reduce the onset of wrinkle formation by removing oxygen from free radicals which are the lead cause of the formation of lines and wrinkles.