We can’t get enough of manuka honey’s beauty and wellness benefits.
– KEYS SOULCARE
Oftentimes, the word “superfood” starts and ends with what’s on our plate. But when it comes to Manuka honey, it’s only the beginning.
Before you ask, Manuka honey is different from all the other varieties. As one of the biggest exports of New Zealand (yes, even more than wine), Manuka honey has a distinct creamy, cloud-like texture. Plus, it’s bursting with beauty and wellness benefits.
“Manuka honey is both antibacterial and a humectant,” says Keys Soulcare consulting dermatologist Renée Snyder, M.D. who is a big fan of using this ingredient in skincare products. “So it not only refreshes the skin, but also draws moisture to its surface.”
Its effectiveness as a healing promoter isn’t just a popular theory. In 2007, it was officially approved by the FDA for treating wounds, due to its unique ability to cleanse while supporting cell turnover and renewal. This special combo also makes it great for improving even the most blemish-prone skin’s texture and tone over time.
While all honey can technically improve topical blemishes and conditions like psoriasis and eczema, Manuka’s buzz across the skin, science, and food worlds have placed it in high demand. Also important to note? While many Manuka products like honey and beeswax aren’t vegan, it’s entirely possible to process Manuka without harming bees — or testing on them — in any way. (A standard we uphold here at Keys Soulcare.)
In the meantime, we’re keeping our eyes open for more ways to incorporate Manuka honey into our own soulcare rituals — from dabbing the tiniest bit onto blemishes, to stirring a little into our me-time tea.
Are you as sweet on Manuka honey as we are? Share where it’s showing up in your rituals in the comments!