THE BEE’S KNEES IN SKIN­CARE

It’s high in nu­tri­ents and an­tiox­i­dant-rich, but honey is more than just a nat­u­rally healthy sweet­ener, it’s also the per­fect in­gre­di­ent to meet all your beauty needs, writes Juna Xu

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Body and Soul - - BEAUTY -

1 FOR DE­HY­DRATED SKIN

The Body Shop Al­mond Milk & Honey Body But­ter ($ 28, the­bodyshop.com.au) Con­cen­trated lev­els of or­ganic al­mond milk and honey com­bine in this rich but­ter to de­liver 48 hours of in­tense mois­ture to tight, itchy and dry skin. The honey in this is sourced from com­mu­ni­ties in and around the Ba’le For­est in Ethiopia, so as well as giv­ing your body a sooth­ing boost, you’ll also be do­ing your bit to sup­port lo­cal farm­ers.

2 FOR DULL, DAM­AGED HAIR

Lush Fairly Traded Honey Sham­poo ($14.95, au.lush.com) This lux­u­ri­ously rich sham­poo made with fairly traded honey will add shine and re­plen­ish mois­ture. It also in­cludes beeswax and flo­ral es­sen­tial oils for a ra­di­ance boost.

3 FOR CHAPPED LIPS

Clean & Pure Manuka Honey Lip Balm ($ 6.60, cp­skin.com.au) Thanks to honey’s heal­ing ben­e­fits and nat­u­ral an­ti­sep­tic qual­ity, this lip balm is both an­tibac­te­rial and anti-in­flam­ma­tory, to soothe the sor­est of lips. Re­sist the urge to lick it off!

4 FOR DRY HANDS

Su­vana Or­ganic Paw Paw and Honey Balm ($ 9.95, biome.com.au) The honey pro­vides an­tibac­te­rial and sooth­ing prop­er­ties, while the beeswax makes this thick enough to use as an ef­fec­tive bar­rier cream to heal, nour­ish and pro­tect. Plus it’s petroleum free.

5 FOR STUB­BORN MAKE-UP

Burt’s Bees Gen­tle Foam­ing Cleanser ($ 24.95, burts­bees.com.au) The key in­gre­di­ent here is royal jelly, a honey bee se­cre­tion that nour­ishes the lar­vae of queen bees. It’s packed with macronu­tri­ents, es­sen­tial amino acids and vi­ta­min B for glow­ing skin.

6 FOR ALL-DAY SCENT

L’Oc­c­i­tane Terre de Lu­mière EDP ($110, au.loc­c­i­tane.com) Sweet honey is in­fused with blos­som­ing laven­der oil and warm spices to cre­ate this sump­tu­ous fra­grance. It’s sub­tle enough not to over­power, but strong enough to last all day.

7 FOR ALL-OVER MOIS­TURE

Lush Honey I Washed The Kids soap ($ 6.95, au.lush.com) This lux­u­ri­ous caramel-scented bar of soap is an up­lift­ing mix of beeswax, aloe vera, sweet wild or­ange and berg­amot oils to cleanse and mois­turise your body from top to toe.

8 FOR CON­GESTED SKIN

Swisse Manuka Honey Detox­i­fy­ing Fa­cial Mask ($17.99, swisse.com) Packed with an­tiox­i­dants, this mask de­liv­ers the full ben­e­fits of honey’s heal­ing and sooth­ing prop­er­ties. Added char­coal and kaolin clay help to detox even the most stub­born skin.

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