Loved this product, I have dry skin in the winter and this has helped tremendously with it. I apply it daily after washing my face and have not had problems with dry skin. It doesn't feel oily either which is a plus, and the smell... just a cherry on top. The reason I gave it four stars is because towards the bottom of the jar, the last of the product felt sticky and I couldn't use it. I know this product has honey so I think it settled at the bottom. Over all it's a great product and has helped my skin feel great!
Manuka Nectar Beauty Balm
made with certified organic argan oil
The Manuka Nectar Beauty Balm is blended with amazing honeybee ingredients beneficial for healthy skin. Bees hold a special place in my heart, as beekeeping is a beloved Vermont family tradition. My grandfather, aunts and cousins have all kept bees, and although I have never kept bees myself, I feel lucky to be surrounded by such nurturing, patient and natureful souls. Easily the most hardworking creatures on earth, bees are truely wonderous and their results are nothing short of miraculous. As healthy as bee products are for our bodies internally, they are equally beneficial externally. We have carefully selected 5 actively beneficial bee products to create the ultimate nectar for healthy, radiant skin. All the bee ingredients we use are pesticide-free, chemical-free, and anti-biotic-free. The source of our bee ingredients treats the bees as humanely as possible and keep interference in the bees life to a minimum. Read more on the blog!
Goal: Anti-aging / adult acne control / eczema teatment
Use: Day or Night
Skintype: All - especially dry or mature skin or skin prone to dermatitis, eczema. Great acne treatment
Why we love it: smells like a strawberry or wildflower field fragrant with honeycomb.
Benefits: This heavenly concentrated honeybee blend is ultra powerful, healing, and regenerative. The amazingly strong anti-bacterial properties of manuka honey will treat acne as well as reduce allergenic skin issues like dermatitis. Bee products are notorious for improving collagen production while promoting skin cell regeneration to reveal youthful, radiant skin. The sweet smell of manuka honey and jasmine will envelope your senses and sink deep into your pores for the ultimate facial treat. Manuka Nectar is gentle enough for delicate areas such as under eyes, neck, decolletage, but powerful enough for entire face and body, cuticles, lips, dry elbows, knees or feet. Use under makeup, as a night treatment or mix with your favorite serum. This beauty balm is one of our best acne treatments.
Directions for use: apply a pea sized amount to skin and gently blend with fingertips. Blends best if applied after one of our serums or elixirs.
Ingredients: *Argania Spinosa(argan oil), Wildcrafted Marula Oil & *Evening Primrose Oil infused with bee propolis, Raw New Zealand Manuka Honey, Bee's Wax, Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly, Jasminum sambac(Jasmine Sambac essential absolute oil), Hibiscus rosa-sinensis(hibiscus flower)
Natural color variation is normal batch to batch. Although we blend this quite smooth and creamy, it's natural to see or feel slightly unblended particles of bee pollen or propolis in this balm. Some people prefer to use this balm as a night treatment for this reason which we think is great!
Details and Benefits of Ingredients:
- Argania Spinosa(argan oil) - Certified Organic, Cold Pressed, Unrefined, Morocaan. 0 Comedogenic rating
Referred to as liquid gold, it has been prized for it's ability to treat skin and body conditions since before 12 BC. Argan oil is produced from the kernals of the Argan tree which grows in a tiny area of Morocco. High in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and retinol. Combats free radicals which prevents damage of skin cells, is anti-inflammatory, treats acne, wrinkles, dry skin. Sun Protectant, restores elasticity, non-irritating, deeply penetrates skin and is absorbed easily.
- Marula Oil: 0 Comedogenic Rating, Wildcrafted, Cold pressed, West Africa.
The natural makeup of Marula oil is very similar to the oils your skin creates. Extremely high in anti-oxidants, regenerative, promotes elasticity, stimulates collagen production, high in vitamin C & E, reduces the appearance of scars and pigmentation, boots skins natural ability to regenerate, diminishes fine lines and wrinkles. Protects skin from the elements such as sun rays, pollution, wind and water. Easily absorbable due to it's small mollecules.
- Evening Primrose Oil - Certified Organic, 2 Comedogenic Rating
Packed with omega-6 fatt acids which are crucial for healthy skin... plus our skin doesnt make them so we need them from plant oils. It's also high in vitamin c & e, moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, boosts blood circulation, high in linoleic acid which is good for treating acne.
- Bee Propolis - raw propolis straight from the hive and infused into our argan oil!
Propolis is a resin-like substance made from collected tree resins that are then processed by bees and secreted, much like nectar and honey, and is often referred to as "bee glue." For 5000 years people have used Propolis as natural medicinal and antiseptic aid for healing wounds and acne. This bee adhesive is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-acne, anti-inflammatory and has huge antioxidant properties which prevent free-radicals that cause aging. Bee propolis is used as a preservative, a deodorant and as a skin-purifying agent. Like other bee products, it encourages tissue repair and regeneration.
- Certified Raw New Zealand Manuka Honey - UMF Rated 15+
Harvested from the remote and pristine hills, forest, and coastal areas of New Zealand by bees that exclusively pollenate the Manuka(Tea Tree) Bush. This Manuka honey has been independently tested and rated to be at least 15+ UMF rating. Manuka is high in the antibacterial methylglyoxal (MG). MG is found in most types of honey in small quantities. However, manuka honey contains up to 100 times more MG than normal honey. Because of it's powerful anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it makes for the ultimate treatment to heal and soothe blemishes. It also helps balance the skin’s pH and contains amino acids which slough away dead skin cells, helping to keep pores clear. Manuka honey promotes collagen production, keeping skin looking youthful and firm. And the topper is that Manuka honey draws moisture into the skin. This hydration enhances skin’s elasticity and cell regeneration, as well as promote healing.
- Beeswax - 100% Pure - the fields, farms, and foothills of Southern California
Honeybees produce a natural wax, secreting it from glands on the sides of their bodies. They then scrape the wax off, chew it up and secret it to the inside of the honeycomb. There, it gradually hardens into a protective lining for the cells where the baby bees are grown and the honey is stored. When applied to the skin, beeswax creates a protective barrier on skin, holding in moisture and reducing dryness. Beeswax has powerful anti-bacterial properties to keep skin clean and ward off acne. Beeswax attracts moisture which in turn will keep your skin hydrated as well as being high in Vitamin A which helps skin cells to regenerate keeping you looking youthful. The anti-allergenic properties of beeswax soothe dry, itchy, irritated skin related to dermititis or eczema.
- Bee Pollen - the fields, farms, and foothills of Southern California
Bee pollen is the male seed of a flower blossom which are collected by the honey bees and mixed with the bees' digestive enzymes. Bee Pollen is a complete nutrition, a super nutritious, perfect food, these tiny pollens contain almost all the nutrients required by the human body and are enormously rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals, beneficial fatty acids, carotenoids, and bioflavonoids which are anti-viral and anti-bacterial. It's also the only plant source of vitamin b12. There are also more than 100 active enzymes present in fresh and unheated pollens. Applied to the skin, pollen is beneficial for healing acne and absorbs damaging free-radicals which cause premature aging while stimulating growth of new tissues. Bee pollen helps to balance the immune system which can reduce inflammation and skin conditions like dermatitis and eczema.
- Royal Jelly - the fields, farms, and foothills of Southern California
Royal Jelly is produced by nurse worker bees for the sole purpose of feeding queen bees and raising new queen bees whom live 4-5 years. Like honey, pollen and wax, Royal Jelly has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-biotic, and wound healing properties. Studies have shown that age-defying royal jelly boost collagen production and and skin renewal making for fewer lines, wrinkles and sagginess... it's been used for exactly this purpose since ancient times. This powerful immune-booster reduces inflammation and soothes conditions like dermatitis, dampering dry, itchy, sore, inflamed skin. It is also thought to protect against UVB rays by increasing collagen production - although we don't recommend using this as a sunscreen. Lastly, royal jelly speeds up wound healing, meaning those pesky blemishes will be gone in no time thanks to the anti-bacterial properties.
- Jasminum sambac(Jasmine Sambac essential absolute oil) - Wildcrafted, India, hexane free extracted
Breathing in the scent of jasmine has the power to release feel-good brain chemicals that boost energy as well as reduce anxiety. In addition to Jasmine's sweet smell, it contains potent antiseptic, antibacterial, and antiviral properties so it's fantastic at fighting pesky blemishes and aiding skins immunity. It's also high in anti-oxidants that protect skin from free-radical damage which cause premature aging and fades scars and stretch marks. Jasmine increases skin’s elasticity and help balance moisture in the skin to naturally reduce dryness without clogging pores.
- Hibiscus rosa-sinensis(hibiscus flower)
Hibiscus is also known as the "botox plant". One of the most powerful anti-aging plant actives; it’s no wonder Hibiscus is called the ‘Botox plant’. Hibiscus has a magical reputation for increasing skin elasticity. Hibiscus actively combats the aging process by firming and lifting your skin. It is rich in anti-oxidants, evens skin tone, purifies your complexion, excellent moisture booster.
Enjoy the Manuka Nectar
made with certified organic argan oil
I never thought I'd love another balm as much as AR's Blue Serenity, but this is totally up there! (I've been alternating between the two every night because now I can't decide which one I love more.) I love the scent -- a bit lighter than the super-floral (albeit still totally lovely) scent of the Wild Blossom balm, which makes it nice for night time, when I tend to mix it with other smelly products, and it always bums me out when product scents clash. But this is so light and sweet that it sort of goes with everything and is soothing as well. And then the texture! It feels so nice as you rub it between your finger and palm to prepare it for your face. It's certainly thicker than an oil, but glides on to the skin with the same smoothness. I could not love it more, and I know that my skin agrees because every time I use it, I wake up feeling like a princess!
It is a very high quality product, I have oily and sensitive skin yet this product is moisture yet not greasy. Feel comfortable on skin.
Oh my gosh! I just don't know where to begin with this balm. I have tried several face balms over the years priced high, low, and everything in between and while I have truly enjoyed them and at times have convinced myself that I was smitten with them, the truth is I wasn't. In fact I didn't realize how much I didn't love them until I used Manuka Nectar. This is hands down the most fabulous face balm I have ever used and it absolutely has holy grail status for me as far as face balms go. I feel like this was made for me! First off I adore the consistency, it is thick and luxurious without being heavy and suffocating. It's amazing actually how beautifully it sinks into your skin (leaving you with a "just right" moisturized feeling) while also giving your skin a serious dose of nourishment. The second thing I love about this is how much it has helped heal my skin of annoying blemishes. I can definitely tell a difference in my skin using this and experience far fewer breakouts and the ones I do have disappear in record time compared to when I wasn't using this. It smells heavenly and just feels so wonderful on my skin. I use it both morning and night (and around my eye area) and just couldn't be happier! I've used this for several weeks and noticed results immediately (practically overnight) and am still thrilled with it. I cannot imagine purchasing another balm unless it is to try out another Argan Republic treat!
The smell on this is wonderful. I love the honey floral scent. I use this on its own or with the white peony oil. A little bit goes a long way. I tend to only put it on my dry patches and it works its magic overnight. I love that is is made in small batches and a lot of care is taken with the product.
The manuka nectar is truly a great product with an exceptional ingredient list. I have sensitive problematic skin and this has really soothed my skin and helped my problem areas greatly without drying out my skin. There is nothing in the chemical industry that can compare to what the earth has to offer us and this is proof of that. Aside from creating great products Marissa is the sweetest! There is attention to detail and personal touches that are non existent elsewhere, she really does make you feel like a very special and important part of Argan Republic! Love my shopping experience and the products I receive.