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
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.