What is manuka honey?
Manuka honey is made with the nectar of the manuka plant when bees pollinate the bush. Honey is a well-known staple in many kitchens and has also been used traditionally for the skin as a basic form of skincare and for protection against bacteria. Whilst this is the case for many forms of honey, the antibacterial abilities vary with each individual plant the nectar comes from. This is why manuka honey is often considered to be one of the most unique and beneficial forms of honey in the world.
As manuka honey is considered to be a premium ingredient, the popularity for the honey has risen, and therefore so has the demand. This has unfortunately lead to an increase in the number of counterfeit products on the market claiming to contain the genuine honey. According to research by the UMFHA, the main trade association for New Zealand mānuka honey producers, 1,700 tons of manuka honey are made annually, however, around 10,000 tons of produce are being sold internationally, including 1,800 tons in the UK. In order to combat this, the Active Manuka Honey Association have created a quality trademark and grading system in order to identify natural unadulterated manuka honey. This resulted in the Unique Manuka Factor, or UMF, which is the mark that appraises the quality and purity of the honey.
Active Manuka Honey Cream
The team at Manuka Naturals were well aware of the greatness of manuka honey over others so wanted to harness its benefits for the skin. The issue with using manuka honey directly onto the skin though, is that it can be very sticky and difficult to apply in its raw form. Therefore, in order to make it more accessible, they created their Active Manuka Honey Cream. Designed for practical home use, this cream combines pure manuka honey (with a UMF of 15+) with a range of skin-loving ingredients to make a premium cream great for men and women alike. This natural formula uses a unique blend of essential oils to combine with the honey in order to reduce it stickiness and make it easy to absorb into the skin. The essential oil blend also provides a number of other great skincare benefits that truly make this cream a one of a kind skincare favourite.
For the skin, this Active Manuka Honey Cream can have a number of great benefits. With the help of the essential oils and ingredient such as shea butter, it can help to nourish and moisturise the skin in order to aid dry skin and irritation. The unique formulation as a whole can also help to support the skin's immunity against a number of common skin issues such as eczema, Seborrheic Dermatitis, pimples, scratches and insect bites.
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Along with the key ingredient of active manuka honey, this natural cream contains a range of other great ingredients that all work together to create a cream the skin can love. Active Manuka Honey Cream also contains:
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 easy to use; simply apply the cream to the desired area of the skin as required. Before first use, we suggest to patch test on a small area.
Safe and genuine
As this product is made from natural ingredients, if used correctly there should be no known side effects. It is always recommended when trying out a new product to read the full list of ingredients first to check for any personal allergies. Active Manuka Honey Cream has been made to the highest standards and contains no steroids, colors, synthetic fragrances, or paraben preservatives and has also not been tested on animals. As we only believe in providing our customers with the best quality genuine products, this Active Manuka Honey Cream has been made with Manuka Honey that has a UMF of 15+ showing that it is 100% genuine and to a high standard.