Clean Beauty used to mean mixing together home made concoctions of random ingredients, hoping to step away from the chemical laden products that were available at our local supermarkets and department stores.
Nowadays, there are so many options, all with different natural ingredients and benefits, it can be quite confusing knowing what to choose for your skin. Today we're looking at the benefits of Mānuka and Vitamin C, a powerhouse of natural ingredients that are great for your skin.
Manuka Honey is the golden elixir that is at the core of our Hana Botanicals range. It's always been a pantry staple for us, so it was an easy switch to move it from the kitchen to the bathroom to take advantage of all of its benefits for your skin as well.
Manuka Honey is a great emollient, meaning it softens the skin, helping to keep it moisturised. It can also help improve your skin's appearance, helping to balance your skin's pH level and help remove dead skin cells to keep your skin clean and clear.
Its anti-inflammatory effect can also help decrease local inflammation caused by acne. As well as bieng antibacterial, Manuka honey leaves fewer bacteria to infect pores and cause acne.
Another skin loving ingredient is Vitamin C, which we use in our Brightening Vitamin C Serum. When used topically, the skin is triggered to heal itself by increasing the production of collagen and elastin - meaning you get smoother and firmer skin.
If you want brighter skin, Vitamin C can help fade pigmentation and smooth the skin’s surface to reduce dullness. This helps give our skin a youthful glow.
Vitamin C also includes properties that inhibit your skin’s melanin production, which can help prevent hyperpigmentation and dark spots from forming in the first place.
As we get older, the production of collagen and elastin slows down, which can lead to fine lines and wrinkles. Our serums contain Vitamin C + E that can help promote collagen production and reduce signs of premature ageing.
So if you're after a natural skin care product that will give you bright glowing skin, you should try our Hana Botanicals Vitamin C Brightening Serum.
Interested in learning more - you can view our whole Hana Botanicals Skincare range here.