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Approved Ingredients


We use honey in some of our personal care products for its beneficial skin-conditioning properties.

Honey is a sweet substance produced and stored by honey bees. Highly prized as a food, honey's therapeutic topical potential has been utilised in many traditional medicines for thousands of years. Contemporary medicine includes use of medical-grade honey in dressings for wounds and burns, and for treating some skin conditions. Honey is known to have antioxidant and antibacterial activity, though the biological effects and composition of honey vary depending on floral source, season and other environmental factors. It's used in some personal care products to deeply cleanse and condition skin cells.

Other names: Mel

Chemical class: Carbohydrates

Main constituents: (Sugars) D-Fructose, D-Glucose


Nolan, V. C., Harrison, J., & Cox, J. (2019). Dissecting the Antimicrobial Composition of Honey. Antibiotics (Basel, Switzerland), 8(4), 251.

Alvarez-Suarez, J. M., Gasparrini, M., Forbes-Hernández, T. Y., Mazzoni, L., & Giampieri, F. (2014). The Composition and Biological Activity of Honey: A Focus on Manuka Honey. Foods (Basel, Switzerland), 3(3), 420–432.

Burlando, B., & Cornara, L. (2013). Honey in dermatology and skin care: a review. Journal of cosmetic dermatology, 12(4), 306–313.

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Ingredient origins:
Honey Bee
Skin Conditioning Agent
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EWG score: The EWG score is a hazard score ranging from 1-2 (low hazard), 3-6 (moderate hazard) and 7-10 (high hazard) published by the Environmental Working Group. Their data is sourced from the Skin Deep® database and studies published in open scientific literature.