Honey has become a popular ingredient in some of today's body and beauty care products. Being a natural humectant, honey attracts and retains moisture and when applied to the skin honey has the ability to keep the skin hydrated and moist. It also has the ability to fight against the signs of ageing skin and can be used on the most sensitive skin.
Honey is rich in essential vitamins and minerals which help it improve cell production and blood circulation when applied to the scalp. Honey is also rich in enzymes and amino acids, making it a powerful antibacterial ingredient that is excellent for treating acne, as well as reducing redness and inflammation. Rich in antioxidants, honey also helps regenerate damaged tissue, deflect free radicals and improve skin tone and elasticity.
Honey has been used in beauty products since the time of ancient Egypt when Cleopatra is said to bathe in a mixture of milk and honey to keep her skin feeling soft. The Greek physician Hippocrates used honey to cure skin infections, infected wounds and ulcers on the lips. Queen Anne of England used to blend honey and oil together to form a serum that helped her locks thick, shiny and lustrous.
Working with a major supplier of honey and pollen Truly Natural Products Pty Ltd has included honey and pollen as key ingredients in some of the products it formulated and manufactured. Among the products using honey are: face, body or foot scrub, moisturisers, cleansers and creams.