- CAS number: 8028-66-8 - Honey
- Origin(s): Animal
- INCI name: MEL
- Honey is one of the oldest skincare ingredients used
- Provides gentle exfoliation making it a great alternative for sensitive skin types
- Boosts collagen production giving the skin a youthful bounce
- Helps reduce pigmentation left from post-inflammation dark spots
Who can use it?
Every skin type, so long as there are no signs of allergies to bees or irritation to the skin. Always consult a dermatologist before applying any new skincare products to the skin.
What is Honey?
Honey is one of the oldest skincare ingredients and was formulated into Ancient Greek and Roman eye cream recipes. Honey contains an impressive amount of skin benefits, such as antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-fungal making it a potent powerhouse with the ability to be formulated into almost every product to help target every skin concern. With the enzymes found in honey working as gentle exfoliation any build-up of dead skin cells which are sloughed away leaving you with a radiant complexion. This is further enhanced with honey boosting the production of collagen helping the skin counteract any signs of skin ageing, such as sagging on the cheeks and neck. You may also find Honey is able to target any dark spots and acne scarring by lighten the pigmentation making them reduce and become less visible to the naked eye.
Side effects of honey
As long as you do not have an allergy to bees, there should be no issues when using skincare containing honey. There is, however, some draw backs in the certain flowers the pollution is collected from as this can affect the potency of the many properties found in honey. Generally speaking the darker in colour the honey the richer in antioxidants.