4 Products Infused with Manuka Honey That Are a Total Treat For Your Skin
Edible ingredients cropping up in skin care products is not necessarily a new trend, but it certainly doesn’t show signs of disappearing anytime soon. Ingredients like coconut oil, watermelon, avocado and more can be found in your nearest grocery aisle, as well as in your eye creams, moisturizers, serums, and more. Manuka honey is also one of these ingredients. A favorite in our diets, products formulated with manuka honey also boast skin care benefits so it’s no surprise that it’s cropping up in new skin care formulas by some of our favorite brands, including L’Oréal Paris. The brand recently unveiled four new skin care products—an eye gel, day cream, night balm, and all-over balm—formulated with manuka honey, and we couldn’t wait to try them out. Read on for a quick introduction about the benefits of manuka honey formulated products—plus, our review of the full L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Manuka Honey range!
WHAT IS MANUKA HONEY?
There’s honey in its name, but manuka honey is no ordinary honey. "Manuka honey is one of the most unique and beneficial forms of honey in the world,” says board-certified dermatologist, and Skincare.com consultant, Dr. Dendy Engelman. It’s a nurturing form of honey, specially sourced from the nectar of the Manuka Tree naturally found in New Zealand. One of the biggest benefits of products formulated with manuka honey are their ability to retain moisture on the skin. "When applied to your skin, these products with manuka honey will absorb moisture from the air and hold it in," Dr. Engelman says.
4 SKIN CARE PRODUCTS WITH MANUKA HONEY
If you’ve been having trouble finding the perfect manuka honey-infused skincare products for your skin, then look no further than the new L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Manuka Honey collection of products. It features four intensely hydrating products formulated with nurturing oils and manuka honey for mature, very dry skin.
Our friends at L’Oréal Paris sent over some samples of the line for the Skincare.com team to review. I took the liberty of doing so; keep reading to find out my thoughts on every product in the Age Perfect Nutrition Manuka Honey collection!
L’ORÉAL PARIS AGE PERFECT HYDRA NUTRITION MANUKA HONEY EYE GEL
This non-sticky, ultra-gentle eye gel—with nurturing oils and manuka honey—is infused with calcium and antioxidants. The formula helps strengthen skin’s ability to retain nourishing moisture, comfort, and de-puff the look of bags around the delicate eye area. Here’s how it works: the de-puffing rollerball wand works together with a cooling formula to deliver nourishing moisture to mature, very dry skin. By massaging away the look of puffiness, bags, and dark circles you can leave your eyes looking more youthful and feeling refreshed with continued use.
My Review: I was surprised by how well this eye gel worked! The cooling formula felt great under my eyes. Immediately I noticed my skin felt smoother and nourished. I could also notice an instant reduction in dryness which allowed my eye area to feel more comfortable and supple.
L’ORÉAL PARIS AGE PERFECT HYDRA NUTRITION MANUKA HONEY NIGHT BALM
If your skin needs a hydration boost, then you should try reaching for this moisturizing night balm. Formulated with a mix of manuka honey, antioxidants, nurturing oils, and calcium, this luxurious night balm can deliver hours of long-lasting hydration and nourishing comfort without leaving your skin feeling sticky or greasy. Watch as the balm melts into your skin, penetrating your skin’s surface layer to help strengthen mature, very dry skin.
My Review: Loss of resiliency isn’t necessarily one of my skin care concerns, but dryness certainly is. I was very impressed by the way in which this night balm helped my skin feel more hydrated and comfortable. I applied it onto clean skin at night and woke up to skin that felt nourished.
L’ORÉAL PARIS AGE PERFECT HYDRA NUTRITION MANUKA HONEY DAY CREAM
As you age, your skin can lose moisture, as well as its natural glow. I have especially noticed that my skin isn’t as radiant as it once was, which is in large part due to excess dryness that plagues my complexion. That’s why I was excited to try this daily moisturizer. The formula envelops the skin to replenish it with long-lasting hydration.
My Review: During the colder months of fall and winter, my skin often becomes increasingly dry. I’m looking forward to keeping this rich cream in my arsenal since it can help to significantly reduce dryness and allow skin to feel more nourished immediately. The best part is it’s non-sticky and non-greasy, so I can apply a heaping amount of moisturizer without worrying about a bothersome after-feel.
L’ORÉAL PARIS AGE PERFECT HYDRA NUTRITION MANUKA HONEY ALL OVER BALM
Why should the skin on your face only get the love of products with manuka honey? With this all-over balm, you can extend the hydration to your neck, chest, and hands as well. The formula wraps skin is moisture to soften skin that feels tight and uncomfortable. Washing your hands with a harsh soap? Grab this balm and restore moisture in a pinch.
My Review: Your neck, chest, and hands are among the most neglected areas of skin. Make it your mission to incorporate this all-over balm into your routine to give these areas the attention they deserve. I surely do, and with this balm my skin felt soother, softer, and smoother.