by Mark Gray May 31, 2017
Honey has been used to promote healing in wounds for at least 3,000 years. It’s now known that honey has antibiotic and prebiotic qualities when ingested, as well as antimicrobial qualities when used topically.
One particular variety of honey is especially effective in this regard – the Manuka honey derived from New Zealand’s native Manuka bush (leptospernum scoparium). Manuka flowers contain a substance called methylglyoxal, which remains bioactive even after bees have transformed the nectar into honey.
Dermatologists and skin care companies are excited about the ability of honey to support healthy skin:
The antibacterial action of manuka honey is not clearly understood, but in vitro studies have shown that methylglyoxal is one of the key phytochemical factors that lend manuka honey it antibacterial properties. It is thought that the amount of methylglyoxal in the honey correlates with the strength of the antibacterial activity. It is also hypothesized that the honey has an osmotic effect, drawing moisture from the environment and dehydrating bacteria.
We use the highest medical-grade Manuka honey to help draw moisture into the skin and promote rapid tissue repair in our Ao Fortify, Protect, Restore and Repair products.
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by Lilly Falcon November 07, 2017
While makeup is a fun way of expressing yourself and enhancing your features, you don’t need to rely on it to define your beauty.
Keeping your skin healthy is the foundation of a beautiful natural look. Whether you don’t like makeup or you’re not very good at playing with eyeshadows, here are some useful tips to help you achieve a bare look that screams effortless cool.
by Lilly Falcon October 23, 2017
Falling asleep with your makeup on it’s so easy after a long day at work or a big night out. While the remnants of next-day eye makeup have a certain appeal, the morning-after damage can leave your complexion looking stressed and dull.
by Mark Gray October 09, 2017
Researchers are looking hard at the untapped potential of natural ingredients in skin care products.
Consumers are driving this trend – but it’s not just about replacing synthetic chemicals with natural alternatives. In today’s world, the natural alternative may actually be more effective.
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