Skin Health: The Power of Manuka Honey

Skin Health: The Power of Manuka Honey


What makes Manuka honey so special? 

Manuka honey is native to New Zealand and contains potent antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that make it far more superior than regular honey. Cultivated by mother nature, it is one of the most unique and beneficial forms of honey in the world. 

Traditionally Manuka honey has been used for wound healing. It prevents microbial infections while forming a moist and protective barrier over the infected area. With this level of support, it also enables tissue regeneration, reduces pain, assists with oral health, soothes a sore throat and aids digestive system function. 

So why do we love Manuka honey so much here at Tama? 

Manuka honey has so many benefits on our skin health. When it's topically applied to the skin it acts as a natural exfoliant, removing dead skin cells, unclogging pores and leaving the skin clear and rejuvenated. 

Manuka honey naturally preserves moisture, drawing moisture into the skins surface and retaining it there for natural hydration. 

As mentioned above, the healing properties of Manuka honey don't stop at wound healing. Manuka honey can assist with acne, blemishes and reducing redness thanks to it's soothing anti-inflammatory properties. 

If there was a magic potion to assist with anti-ageing, Manuka honey is it!
Due to it's live enzymes, nutrients and antioxidant properties, Manuka honey has been shown to promote the structural growth of collagen, neutralise free radical damage, and regenerate tissues, leaving the skin glowing and youthful.

Here at Tama Wellness, we can't get enough of Manuka honey, so much so, we use it in both our Ritual & Renewal facials (upon request). Supplied by the team at Activist, their Manuka honey is wildcrafted in small batches in New Zealand. We love this husband & wife team who understand the value of sustainable and ethical practices. You can also purchase their Manuka Honey Mask, Manuka Oil & Green Botanical Serum directly from us.  

Manuka Honey Mask
This thoughtfully crafted offering is a result of our Mānuka Honey’s cult following as a multifaceted and completely natural Clean Beauty treatment. We’ve developed, filtered and refined this product especially for topical and wet bathroom use and to make the application of this magical skin hero more intuitive and sensual. The natural derived powers of Mānuka are unrivaled at helping repair skin damage and revealing a healthy glow. Use as a face mask, skin cleanser and spot treatment. ACTIVIST Mānuka Honey Mask is extremely hydrating, promotes skin regeneration, repairs cellular damage, calms inflammation and lessens the appearance of scars.

Apply to clean skin. Leave on for 20-30 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Use as a daily face wash by applying a small amount to damp skin. Massage in circular motions before rinsing with warm water. Use as a spot treatment. Suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive and acne-prone skin.

Green Botanical Serum
A potent selection of green botanicals from land and sea combine to make this serum’s opulent green pigment. ACTIVIST Green Botanical Serum is rich in omegas and antioxidants, nourishing seaweed, cleansing Mānuka and Kawakawa oils. It is deeply penetrative, healing and anti-inflammatory, soothes irritation, acne and redness with the aid of Blue Tansy. This fast absorbing serum soaks straight into the skin to smooth the appearance of fine lines.

Keeps your skin quenched and glowing all day long.

Warm a few drops of oil in palms of hands and lightly press into freshly cleansed skin, morning and night. Pro tip: for an extra antibacterial boost, start this ritual with an Activist Mānuka Honey Face Mask.

Manuka Essential Oil
ACTIVIST Mānuka Oil is 100% pure, wildcrafted and distilled from the leaves and twigs of the New Zealand Mānuka Tree. This special oil is freshly distilled for us every few weeks, in small batches, on a beautiful and remote island in New Zealand which sets it apart from any other Mānuka Oil on the market.

100% natural disinfectant; highly anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. Reduces inflammation, blemishes and acne. For topical use only.

Add one to two drops to a small amount of ACTIVIST Mānuka Honey Mask for a 100% natural face mask. Add one to two drops to your face oil and apply to the skin. An incredible healing spot treatment; add one or two drops to a blemish and let dry out and heal overnight.

Cleans broken skin caused by cuts, abrasions, burns, bug bites and rashes. Add to a diffuser for a natural air cleanser and to promote feelings of relaxation.

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