Honey as Moisturizer for Skin Hydration?

Published: 13th May 2009
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Some marketers of best selling body moisturizers containing honey refer to this ingredient as a natural moisturizer. Though honey is certainly good for your skin, and is a wonderful moisturizing skin cream and lotion ingredient, its actual skin hydrating ability is debatable.

A scientific study recently conducted at New Zealand's Waikato University confirmed that honey, applied topically, aids the skin's natural cell renewal and collagen forming processes.

This study used a specific type known as manuka honey -- the name referring to the manuka bush that grows uncultivated in New Zealand, and from which this particular honey is gathered. The study further revealed that manuka honey contains unique enzymes that give it powerful antibacterial and antioxidant properties, but not moisturizing properties.

Used as an active ingredient in a body lotion, manuka honey penetrates deeply into the skin while nourishing and rejuvenating it. It also stimulates the immune system and heals skin blemishes including acne and eczema.

A producer of premium quality natural health supplements and skin-care products; who I know of and who is also, interestingly, located in New Zealand; synergistically combines manuka honey with several other super ingredients in one of their body and face moisturizers. Among the other ingredients are:

Olivem 800 - derived from natural olive oil and formulated to penetrate deeply into the skin, this ingredient has super hydrating and rejuvenating properties.

Jojoba Oil - extracted from the seeds of a plant bearing the same name, jojoba oil bears remarkable similarity to human sebum; oil that is secreted naturally by your own skin! An amazing property jojoba oil exhibits is its balancing effect on the skin, where it not only moisturizes dry skin but also reduces sebum production in oily skin.

Visit my web site to learn more about these and many other little known, all-natural or naturally derived ingredients found in what I consider one of the best body moisturizer and skin-care product lines available. These products were developed from scientific research and are proven supremely effective in restoring and maintaining the skin's natural beauty - the natural way.

An advocate for natural health and lifestyle enhancing products and strategies, Robyn James is passionate about natural ways to care for and maintain your skin's youthful appearance. For more information, go to http://www.beautiful-skin-cream.com/.

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