Essential Tips for Caring for Dry Lips During Winter

Winter can be a beautiful season, however, the cold weather, low humidity and exposure to indoor heating can leave your lips feeling dry, cracked, and uncomfortable.  In this post we explore some essential tips to help you care for your lips during the winter season.

Hydration is the Key

Proper hy...

Comments (0)
Tips and Hints for Eczema prone skin

If you have Eczema prone skin it's important to take special care to manage and soothe your skin.

Here we offer some tips to help you manage the care of your skin.

Keep skin moisturised.

Moisturising is crucial for eczema prone skin as it helps to restore and maintain the skin's natural moisture ...

Comments (0)
Top tips for winter skin care

Winter is a tough on your skin. Heat in the home dries out the air.  Outside, gusty winds can cause skin to dry and crack. The thin, protective layer of moisture and oil on your skin can be quickly dry up, leaving your dry winter skin sensitive.

Dry skin can cause flare-ups in people that have ecze...
Comments (0)
How to read an ingredient list
How to read an ingredient list

It can be very confusing navigating your way through a skin care product ingredient list. 

I hope that some of the tips and information we have put together will help you along the way.

1.  Ingredient lists should be listed with their INCI name.  INCI stands for International Nomenclature of Cosme...

Comments (0)
How to repair dry, cracked skin on your hands.

What causes dry, cracked skin?

Dry skin, or xerosis, is the most common cause of cracked skin.

In smooth hydrated skin, natural oils prevent the skin from drying out by retaining moisturise.  If your skin doesn't have enough oil, it loses moisture.  This can make the dry and shrink causing crackin...

Comments (3)

A world without bees would look very different and change our lives enormously. Bees are the world's most important pollinators, fertilising a third of the food we eat and 80% of flowering plants.

During lockdowns around the world one of the biggest environmental impacts of the global shutdown have...

Comments (2)
Green Washing

You are probably aware of the term "green washing".

Sadly these days there seems to be a lot of companies doing this.  So we thought that we would pop down a few things to be aware of.


This is not policed in New Zealand, so companies can have one ot two ingredients in their product, in a ...

Comments (0)
Apicare Bee Hives
Apicare Bee Hives

Honeybees are such an important part of our lives: we need bees to pollinate so much of the food we eat.  

Honey & Herbs have kept their own bee hives for over forty years: it's the Manuka honey from those hives that is used in all Apicare products. 

Chas and Mike look after the hives and the next...

Comments (0)
healing honey skincare since 1993
healing honey skincare since 1993

Pam & Chas Reade are the founders of Apicare New Zealand, now in its 27th year of operation.

Chas' career as a beekeeper started in his teens - but it wasn't until Chas met Pam that the skincare arm of the business began. While Chas was tending the bee hives in the fields, Pam was working her magic...

Award-Winning Apicare
Award-Winning Apicare
We are delighted to have received these awards and value them greatly!
The awards we have won are international U.K.-based awards and makes them so valuable is that they are not advertising awards.
The Free From Awards relate to natural products that are free from unwanted chemicals and s...
Comments (0)
Blog archive