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 balm 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. The Manuka Nectar beauty balm 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