Honey is a humectant which is a substance that retains or preserves moisture in the skin that works by absorbing water from the air or underlying layers of skin and drawing those molecules to the surface of the skin. In this product, our primary humectant is Maine honey. Honey is a natural bee-derived substance that contains fructose, glucose, proteins and amino acids, vitamins, enzymes, minerals, and other micro-components. In dermatological applications, it has antimicrobial properties that has been used to treat wounds, burns, and other skin ailments such as psoriasis, and cosmetically used for keeping skin moist and supple from it’s emollient, humectant, and soothing effects. This product contains a 45% solution of Maine honey so you can assure you are not buying a watered-down, chemically-laden product! This product also contains an oil blend using sweet almond and jojoba oils that have been infused with herbs (choose from either calendula, lavender, or lavender-thyme!) which provide soothing effects and are non-comodogenic (aka they don’t clog pores and cause breakouts!). The herbs add an extra boost of vitamins and minerals, primarily Vitamins C, beta-carotene in the form of Vitamin A, and flavonoids which are all important in skin care because they help to reduce and heal damage while helping skin to appear more plump and form with natural moisture rearrangement.
If you are pregnant or nursing, please consult with your healthcare provider prior to consuming or using herbs. While most of our blends should be completely safe, it is always best to run any new supplements or herbs by your doctor!
Burlando, B. and Cornara, L. (2013), Honey in dermatology and skin care: a review. J Cosmet Dermatol, 12: 306-313. doi:10.1111/jocd.12058