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Honey

| [hə-nē] |

Categories: Antioxidants, Humectants, Emollients

Honey Skin Care Benefits:
Antioxidant
Moisturizing
Soothing

For more than 2,000 years, honey has been utilized as a natural home-remedy for improving skin health. Derived from bees, honey is a supersaturated solution composed mainly of sugars such as fructose and glucose, as well as proteins, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. This allows for honey benefits on skin to include moisturizing and soothing properties. Over time, scientific findings have discovered honey to possess vitamins with potent antioxidant effects. These properties help to defend the skin against oxidative stress by neutralizing free-radicals present in the environment. 1 2 3

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  1. Lusby, P. E. et al. Honey: a potent agent for wound healing? Journal of Wound Ostomy & Continence Nursing 29.6, 295-300 (2002)
  2. Burlando, B. and Cornara, L. Honey in dermatology and skin care: a review. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology 12, 306–313 (2013)
  3. Estevinho, L. et al. Antioxidant and antimicrobial effects of phenolic compounds extracts of Northeast Portugal honey. Food and Chemical Toxicology 46.12, 3774-3779 (2008)