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Honey Is the Missing Ingredient in Your Skincare Routine

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In order to ensure you're getting the most out of your skincare products, we're breaking down some of the most common—and some not so common—ingredients found in skincare products. In the past we've decoded coppercaffeinecharcoal, and blue tansy. Up next, an ingredient that you typically find in the kitchen but is equally beneficial outside cooking!

The ingredient: honey

Quick take: Hydrator, source of antioxidants, blemish fighter, exfoliator

Claims to fame: Raw honey, a.k.a. honey that hasn't been pasteurized or otherwise treated, is very rich in phytonutrient antioxidants, making it an excellent source of rejuvenating and protecting antioxidants. Honey is a powerful blemish fighter and can cleanse skin of impurities and acne-causing bacteria thanks to its rich probiotic and antibacterial properties. Lastly, it's a natural humectant, which means its a top-notch source of retaining maximum hydration.

Where to find it: Typically, honey is found in body and facial skincare products such as lotions or oil. Although, the ingredient is so good naturally, you can even use it solo. (Yes, it is a little messy in its raw form.)

Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask ($56)

Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask

This warming mask uses honey, propolis from the hive, and amino acid-rich royal jelly to dose skin with moisture to reveal a glowing, smoother complexion. See what Influensters are saying:

Manuka Doctor Normalising Facial Oil ($26)

Manuka Doctor Normalising Facial Oil

A rich blend of Manuka Oil, Patchouli Oil, Papaya Seed Oil, Argan Oil, Cucumber Seed Oil (and much, much more!) get to work to treat redness and an uneven skin tone. Plus, exfoliating manuka honey boasts reduced pore size in just two weeks!

Josie Maran Divine Drip Argan Oil and Honey Butter Balm Pure Honey ($42)

Josie Maran Divine Drip Argan Oil and Honey Butter Balm Pure Honey

Don't let your face get all the fun! Honey can be great for all-over skincare. This argan oil and honey body balm nourishes skin sans parabens, sulfates, or phthalates!

Do you use honey skincare products? Which are your go-tos?

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