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Our Ingredients

Here at The Honey Collection, we make a point of using only the best natural ingredients for your body. Below is a comprehensive list of all our main ingredients used in our skincare products so that you can be aware of what exactly you're slathering on your skin along with a description of the ingredients benefits and properties explaining why they're so good for you!
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Apricot Kernel Oil
Pale yellow in colour with a nutty aroma, Apricot oil is a popular and versatile carrier oil and is well tolerated by all skin types- even sensitive skin. Light, easily absorbed and high in Vitamin A and E as well as gamma linoleic acid, Apricot Kernel oil is a brilliant moisturiser as it doesn't leave the skin feeling greasy, and it enables your skin to maintain and improve skin firmness.

Found in: Pure & Simple, Simply Sensitive, Timeless Beauty, New Life, Beetox, Healthy Hands, Just Peachy, Active Manuka, Active Clear
Avocado Oil
From proteins and fats to sterolin to antioxidants to lecthin and potassium, the amount of beneficial nutrients in Avocado oil are simply innumerable and can have an immediate effect on the texture and appearance of your skin. Not only this but Avocado Oil is extremely good at hydrating and softening your skin.

Found in: Timeless Beauty, New Life, Beetox, Completely Clean, Manuka Kiss

Aniseed Oil
Also known as Anise,
it has good antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, stimulant and expectorant properties. This is why anise oil is often used or added to medicine, such as cough syrups and lozenges.

Found in: Propolis Cough Drops
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Primarily used as a thickener and emollient in skin care products, beeswax is a natural wax product created by bees. When applied to the skin, beeswax forms a protective barrier that helps protect it from environmental assaults, while also holding in moisture and reducing dryness.

Found in: Pure & Simple, Simply Sensitive, Timeless Beauty, New Life, Beetox, Completely Clean, Healthy Hands, Just Peachy, Manuka Magic, Active Manuka, Active Clear, Relieve, Manuka Kiss, Pet Magic, Equine Magic
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Calendula Oil 
A common herbal oil remedy for treating skin conditions, Calendula oil is gentle and soothing. Deep red in colour, it has wonderful anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, astringent and anti-fungal which makes it very useful for a broad range of irritations such as treating minor wounds, scrapes, chafed skin, burns, and bee stings/insect bites.

Found in: Healthy Hands, Manuka Magic, Active Manuka, Active Clear, Relieve, Pet Magic, Equine Magic

Carrot Oil
High in antioxidants, vitamin E and vitamin C, Carrot oil has been known to nourish, heal and soothe dry, itchy and inflamed skin. It also has a reputation for helping to heal eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis because of it's ability to stimulate cell growth and repair damaged skin.

Found in: Healthy Hands, Manuka Magic, Pet Magic, Equine Magic

Citronella Oil
Citronella oil is a popular essential oil extracted from Cymbopogon Nardus, a certain type of lemon grass. Citronella oil has great anti-inflammatory properties. It offers calming and soothing effects for muscle pain and helps relieve spasms of the muscles, respiratory system and nervous system.

Found in: Relieve
Cinnamon Oil
Cinnamon not only adds taste to your food but also has many remarkable health benefits. It is antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial in nature. Cinnamon contains eugenol which helps it act as an anesthetic as well as an antiseptic.

Found in: Relieve

Camphor Oil
In traditional Chinese medicine, camphor is used as an analgesic and to treat a wide range of inflammatory conditions, including rheumatism (joint pain) and bronchitis. White camphor oil can also be used as a mild local anesthesia. It produces a cool sensation, which blocks the sensory level on the skin and reduces the brain's ability to feel pain.

Found in: Relieve
Carnuaba Wax
Carnauba Wax is a wax from the leaves of the palm Copernicia Prunifera, a plant found in northeastern Brazil. It is hypoallergenic, very emollient and has a high melting point . When used in cosmetics, Carnauba Wax gives the product a smooth application and glossy finish. It also helps to keep the product in pliable, yet solid, form.

Found in: Manuka Kiss
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Eucalyptus Oil
Eucalyptus oil can be taken orally for coughs, asthma, bronchitis, sinus pain and inflammation, and respiratory infections, as well as applied externally as eucalyptus oil is analgesic and anti-inflammatory in nature. 

Found in: Relieve, Propolis Cough Drops

Echinacea is widely used to fight infections, especially the common cold, the flu, and other upper respiratory infections. It has been shown to both prevent and treat  upper respiratory infections. It also reduces the risk of complications of infections, such as tonsillitis and pneumonia.

Found in: Propolis Couch Drops
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Glycerin is a skin-replenishing and restoring ingredient, meaning it is a substance found naturally in skin. In that respect it is one of the many substances in skin that helps maintain a healthy look and feel, defending against dryness.

Found in: New Life,  Manuka Magic, Pet Magic, Equine Magic
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Jojoba Oil
Technically a wax ester (which is why it becomes solid in cooler temperatures), Jojoba is a golden coloured oil that mimics the properties of our skin's oil- sebum. It provides all day moisturisation and contains anti-microbial/anti-inflammatory properties. It is also nutrient dense and comprises of almost all the the necessary vitamins and minerals essential to skin health.

Found in: Manuka Kiss
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Kaolin Clay
Also known as China Clay or White Clay, Kaolin clay is the gentlest of the various facial clays available making it perfect for sensitive skin types. Its gentle absorptive properties do not over-dry the skin while helping to cleanse and exfoliate debris and skin cells on the surface of the skin.

Found in: Completely Clean

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Lanolin is known as wool wax or wool fat. Readily absorbed by the skin, lanolin resembles skin’s own sebum. It is highly emollient and an effective moisturiser. It is cushioning and protects the skin. It creates a protective film over the skin, allowing it to function and breathe naturally.

Found in: Manuka Kiss

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UMF® Manuka Honey
Our wonderful ingredient that we base all of our range around, the famous Manuka Honey! The nutrients, vitamins, amino acids and minerals give the Manuka honey special qualities not often found elsewhere- scientifically and medically proven, Manuka honey can accelerate skin healing, lowers the incidence of scarring, creates an optimum healing environment by drawing out/sterilising infections and creating a protective barrier. It also can balance the skin's pH and helps fight free radical damage.

Found in: Pure & Simple, Simply Sensitive, Timeless Beauty, New Life, Beetox, Completely Clean, Healthy Hands, Just Peachy, Manuka Magic, Active Manuka, Active Clear, Relieve, Manuka Kiss, Pet Magic, Equine Magic, Propolis Cough Drops, Manuka Honey Drops
Manuka Honey & Bee Venom

Add the wonderful effects of pure UMF Manuka Honey with Bee venom to help stimulate the skin and facial muscles. Bee Venom assists in energizing the skin's natural activity, encouraging increased circulation, collagen and elastin production, helping to firm and plump facial tissue for a smooth youthful looking skin.

No bees are harmed in the bee venom collection process.

Found in: Beetox

Marshmallow Extract
Originally used medicinally by the Egyptians, Marshmallow is a type of herb with small pale flowers. Marshmallow extract contains flavonoids, which contain anti-inflammatory properties, which means it's great for combating small abrasions and irritations.

Found in: Beetox

Montanov 68
Our emulsifier, Montanov™ 68, is of natural origins and is approved by ECOcert. It helps us to create rich, creamy textures for our products that spread and absorb easily, as well as promoting a long lasting moisturising effect.

Found in: Pure & Simple, Simply Sensitive, Timeless Beauty, New Life, Beetox, Completely Clean, Healthy Hands, Just Peachy, Manuka Magic, Active Manuka, Active Clear, Relieve, Pet Magic, Equine Magic
Manuka Oil
Extracted from the leaves, seeds and branches of the Manuka (Tea Tree) tree, Manuka oil has been long valued for its ability to heal and restore. It can be particularly effective against acne and dermatitis, itchy/irritated skin, sunburn and fungal infections among many other ailments. Manuka oil may also assist in the fading of scars due to its natural ability to promote new cell growth.

Found in: Healthy Hands, Manuka Magic, Active Manuka, Active Clear, Relieve, Manuka Kiss, Pet Magic, Equine Magic

Menthol works as a mild anaesthetic and is used to relieve sore throats. It also makes the mouth and throat feel cooler. Menthol can aid in digestion, have a calming effect on muscle spasms, aches & pains. It can also be used for alleviating sinus pain & pressure.

Found in: Propolis Cough Drops

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Placenta Extract
Every placenta generated by expecting creatures includes nutrients and vitamins, yet sheep placentas often tend to be a lot more obtainable and much more nutrient-rich. Sheep placenta has been shown to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, hydrate skin, reduce skin sagging, and reduce the appearance of freckles and blemishes. Many consumers have also found that it can be helpful in regulating the amount of oil produced by the skin on the face. Our placenta extract is 100% pure New Zealand Origin from farmed sheep.

Found in: New Life

Plantain Leaf Extract
This amazing plant can help with a long list of skin ailments including rashes, wounds, cuts, swelling, sprains, bruises, burns, eczema, cracked lips, poison ivy/oak, mosquito bites, diaper rash and blisters. It is said to be effective as an agent to draw out the poison from bee stings, snake and spider bites, splinters and thorns. It may even reduce the risk of scarring with more severe cuts and scrapes.

Found in: Healthy Hands, Manuka Magic, Pet Magic, Equine Magic

Propolis Extract
Bees make propolis by gathering resin from pine and other cone-producing evergreen trees. They blend the resin with wax flakes and pollen, and take it back to the hive. There they use the sticky mess to patch holes, seal cracks and build panels in the hive. Propolis offers antiseptic, antibiotic, antibacterial, antifungal, and even antiviral properties.

Found in: Manuka Kiss, Propolis Cough Drops

Peppermint Oil
Peppermint contains menthol, a natural agent that works as a decongestant found in many over-the-counter cough products like throat lozenges and vapor rubs. In doing so, it can effectively thin or loosen chest congestion and break up a cough with phlegm. Menthol also cools the mouth and throat, offering a brief and temporary distraction that can stop your body from coughing.

Found in: Propolis Cough Drops

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Rose Water
A byproduct of steam distillation, Rose water can benefit all skin types. Filled with anti-oxidants and various vitamins, it can help sooth and cool sensitive skin, balance and cleanse oily skin and soften and moisturise mature skin.

Found in: New Life

Rosehip Oil
Rich amber in colour, Rosehip is a powerhouse oil full of essential fatty acids and vitamins. Helping to improve your skins tone and texture, Rosehip also helps to combat fine lines, reduce scarring, balance out oily/combination skin, and helps repair damaged/irritated skin.

Found in: Beetox
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Sesame Oil
Nutty in flavour and yellow in colour, Sesame can offer many benefits for your skin due to its high levels of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Excellent at moisturising, Sesame is great at keeping the skin supple and soft, and is also known for its ability to conteract free radicals.

Found in: Pure & Simple, Simply Sensitive, Just Peachy, Active Manuka, Active Clear

Sweet Almond Oil
Extremely popular as an all purpose carrier oil, Sweet Almond oil has many amazing properties. Loaded with vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, D & E, Sweet Almond oil can help smooth, soften, and condition your skin, providing nourishment and care.

Found in: Pure & Simple, Simply Sensitive, Completely Clean, Healthy Hands, Just Peachy, Active Manuka, Active Clear
Solagum Tara
100% natural gum (powder) can be used to thicken & stabilize emulsions and cream-gels. It also acts as a texturizing agent by providing them with a structuring effect and very soft feel.

Found in: New Life, Completely Clean, Manuka Magic, Pet Magic, Equine Magic

Shea Nut Butter
Shea butter contains an abundance of healing ingredients, including vitamins, minerals, proteins and a unique fatty acid profile, and is a superior active moisturiser. Unlike petroleum based moisturisers, Shea butter restores the skin's natural elasticity. Shea butter enables your skin to absorb moisture from the air, and as a result, it becomes softer and stays moisturised for longer.

Found in: Healthy Hands

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Vitamin E
A concentrated form of vitamin E derived from natural sources (such as vegetable oils), Tocopherol has anti-ageing benefits, as well as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which help to protect the skin and encourages cellular healing.

Found in: Pure & Simple, Simply Sensitive, New Life, Beetox, Healthy Hands, Just Peachy, Manuka Magic, Active Manuka, Active Clear, Pet Magic, Equine Magic

Verstatil® BL non GMO
A synergistic blend of sodium benzoate with the skin conditioning agent levulinic acid, derived from non-GMO sources. This raw material has an excellent antimicrobial activity and can be applied in natural cosmetics to act as a natural preservative.

Found in: Completely Clean, Manuka Magic

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Wheatgerm Oil
Slowly growing in popularity, Wheatgerm oil is extracted from the centre of the wheat and contains over 23 different nutrients! Because of its dense nutritional benefits and age defying properties, wheatgerm oil is great as a versatile skin moisturiser. It is also used to help prevent environmental damage and soothe sunburn/irritated skin.

Found in: Healthy Hands, Manuka Magic, Pet Magic, Equine Magic
Witch Hazel Extract
Created through a steam distillation process, witch hazel extract has significant antibacterial and antiseptic qualities making it a fantastic natural remedy for acne. Considered to be an astringent, it has the ability to minimize pores and reduce puffiness around eyes.

Wintergreen Oil
Research shows that wintergreen oil can act like a natural analgesic (pain reducer), anti-arthritic, antiseptic and astringent. Wintergreen is absorbed into skin quickly and acts like a natural numbing agent, similar to cortisone. It also promotes blood circulation and cools irritation, which is comforting to swollen skin.

Found in: Relieve


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