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Here at Apicare we’re a glass half full kind of company and we’d like to share the wonderful things our customers have to say about our Manuka honey skin care products.

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Manuka Therapy 30% Crème

Our 30% Honey crème was short listed in the Free From skin care awards in the UK in 2014 and went onto to win the Silver award.

An amazing story came out of this and we would like to pass James story onto you. This is quite a long story but such amazing story so we feel it is well worth reading.

"James had recently undergone a course of gruelling radiotherapy to his face & neck having been diagnosed with parotid cancer which resulted in major surgery.

Two weeks ago he finished radiotherapy which was a six week regine of treatment, five days a week followed by 2 rest days. At the end of his treatment his neck and right side of his face were a real mess. The skin was peeling, weeping and had open sores that bled and this extended down his neck and right shoulder.  Initially James used a cream prescribed by the hospital - Flamazine which contains silver sulfadiazine. The cream is used to treat burns victims and acts as an anti bacterial topical ointment. Although it undoubtedly helped to some extent with the healing process, it has the unfortunate effect of turning the neck black. It also tended to draw the wounds and we found we were in a vicious cycle of the wound crusting over, then once this fell off the wound would weep, more Flamazine and after more than a week his face was still very red with oozing sores which were very painful.  James found the Apicare Manuka Therapy 30% honey cream in my bathroom cabinet which I had been testing for the Free From awards and unbeknown to me James started using it on parts of his face that were dry and crusting rather the open wound but found that within a matter of hours his skin felt 100% better - it looked moisturised and took all the redness away.

The cream seemed to help the skin heal and stopped the vicious weeping. He gradually progressed to using it across the whole of his neck. Although we had to be very careful, we did use it where the skin was broken and bleeding and it did not irritate and seemed to help the healing process. So he started to experiment a little more and found that he could even bear it on the open wound too and rather than making it weep further as the Flamazine had done, it soothed and helped it heal.

We went to the hospital and the Oncology specialist was amazed his skin had healed so quickly given the extensive damage caused by the radiotherapy.  We admitted we had ditched the Flamazine in favour of the Manuka honey crème and showed her the tube we were using. 

James swears by 30% Manuka honey crème and is convinced his skin would not have healed so quickly and so well if he had stuck with the hospital's prescribed ointment.

James continues to make good progress and the tissue has healed well. He still uses 30% Manuka honey crème occasionally when he feels his skin tightening.  Recently our 21 year old daughter received some nasty insect bites on her ankle which became very red and swollen so James insisted she put some 30% Manuka honey crème on the bite and it took away the itching and swelling, so it seems to have a multitude of uses.


Thank you so much for developing your Manuka Therapy 30% Honey Crème.

My 3 year old son has quite bad eczema on his arms and legs and psoriasis on his hands, and being a typical active boy he loves playing in the sandpit which does not help his skin at all. While travelling through Alexandra a few weeks ago I was recommended your Manuka Therapy 30% Honey Crème. Within hours he stopped picking at his hands and within a few days his eczema had completely gone behind his knees and elbows. His hands are no longer weeping and have pretty much cleared right up. And all with no steroids. Thank you so much for allowing my son to get through the nights and days without itching. As a mum I was feeling guilty that he was having to live like he was and I don't have to feel that way anymore. So thank you very much.   K.D. New Zealand  via email.

 Good Stuff

Love this balm like cream. Lovely rich, thick texture, which soaks into my thirsty older skin. I used my serums, then this cream after Derma rolling.  I found it soothing and it helped calm my skin down. Honey smell, very happy would buy again.

Amazon review UK 2019


I have tried everything for my dry skin.  Nothing at all has worked, but with a bit of this twice a day, my skin is totally cured. I had scaly skin in the crease of my nose & on my forehead and chin and now all clear after 2 weeks.  Also smells good enough to eat.  I am amazed,

Amazon review UK 2020

Amazon UK review

I have tried many other moisturisers for my face in particular the forehead, which usually ends up with me having large pores and looking crinkly & it sometimes burns. This cream works for my sensitive 50 plus skin. I use it twice a day.  It has a slight stickiness due to the honey but this quickly goes.

My daughter suffers from eczema and we are always asking at the docs coz it's infected.  I find using your creme totally helps her skin and reduces the redness.   

Samantha via email

My daughter has developed a dry skin condition on her face, so the obvious choice was to try 30% Honey Creme on her face 3 times a day and the difference in her skin is unbelievable!. Your creams are our go-to solution for pretty much any skin condition for helping heal.

Suzanne  UK

Great product

I suffer from Rosacea and this cream really soothes my skin and reduces my breakouts, it's really good and smells lovely.  - also costs a fraction of other creams that are advertised as being especially for Rosacea, none of which have helped me.

Amazon review UK.


Hi, I recently purchased your "manuka therapy" healing propolis for dry irritated skin. To my amazement, this product has been extremely beneficial for me and I am very pleased with the product.
S. F., via email, North America

...just to let you know I've recently had quite bad eczema on my fingers and been using steroid cream (reluctantly) for the last 2 months. I've just tried the 30% crème and within 3 days it's almost cleared up, and most of the dryness has gone......Great product, thanks!
D. R., via email

And from Dave in Australia Nov 2017

We call this the "magic honey creme" in our house.  We have found it amazing for eczema, dermatitis and rashes and I can't recommend it enough. I have even used it on my babies face for tape rash and found it fantastic, having results in a couple of days. 

Fleur  Auckland  N Z 

Hello there.  I am a big fan of Apicare from Taiwan.  Manuka honey creme helps my skin from eczema.  Thank you for your amazing products to help us patients suffering with eczema.

Sharon   Taiwan  May 2019

I am wrting to you to let you know I started using Apicare 30% honey creme as a trial for my granddaughters acne.  I applied for a week, twice a day.  It has improved a lot, looks a lot less angry.  She is happy now you can't see her spots.  I have a happy 12 year old.

Barbara   Auckland  November 2018

I just wanted to contact you regarding your amazing 30% Manuka Therapy creme.  Over the years I have suffered on and off with perioral dermatitis and I have tried every natural remedy I could find but have always ended up on an 8 week course of Lymecycline antibiotics which I hated but it worked.

Then yesterday we were at Huka Honey Hive and a lady there recommended your Manuka Therapy 30% creme which I bought as I had a bad flare up rash on my face.  I put it on immediately and at first it did feel more sore and made it go a bit red.  I used it several more times yesterday and I have woken up now and I have to say it is 80% better after just one day. - That is amazing. I wish I had taken before and after photos to send to you, but honestly it is the best product I have ever used for the rash. My skin usually feels tight and like it is burning and that is all totally gone. 

Laura   via email  September 2019

Thank you for your prompt delivery of the 30% Manuka Creme. I have been struggling with flakey red patches on my face for a couple of years, nothing seemed to settle it down, but this cream is miraculous by comparison. It has been a game changer. All the very best - Dave 

The Apicare skin products are so superior to any that I've tried over the years.  I have Psoriasis and tried many prescription cremes and OTV products with little improvement .  My skin was completely healed over after using Very Hardworkers handcreme and Manuka Therapy 30% honey creme.  I am so glad a can now buy these direct from you,

Maggie   UK  May 2023

Thank you so much. I bought a tube when I visited Dunedin at Christnas and was amazed that it cleared an eczema like condition on my chest. Nothing else has worked.  Iona  March 2016


Very Hardworkers Handcreme

I have been nursing for 27 years in areas that involve scrubs and frequent hand washing, e.g. midwifery, neo natal intensive care, urodynamics  (my record is 16 scrubs in one day) and now orthopaedic surgery.  As a result of using handwash solutions the skin on my hands had become constantly painful…. I was very conscious of their appearance.  In desperation a week ago I went to my local pharmacy….The Very Hardworkers Handcreme sounded like me so I bought it and have using it about four times a day.  I cannot believe how much better they look!  Better still they are no longer painful.  I also think my skin is looking less fragile and thin.  They are actually healing!  I am now singing its praises to my colleagues.  Thank you for such an excellent product,
Mrs. J. W.,  Christchurch    

David's Story

In July 2015 David emailed us his story. 

" I have been overwhelmed by the success I have had with your Very Hardworkers Handcreme. For the past ten years I have had a problem with my hands. My GP has taken fungal scrapes and prescribed various treatments, all without success. I have been embarrassed by my hands and bordering desperate felling that people would not want to shake my hands.  My wife purchased a pot of your Very Hardworkers handcreme on the 21st May and within 2 weeks my hands were better". 

David kindly sent us photos of his hands before using Very Hardworkers Handcreme and photos after 2 weeks of using the cream.

Greetings from Texas, U.S.A.!  I am in love with your VERY HARDWORKERS HAND CREAM and have given it as gifts …. The people I have given it to are begging for more!
Via email

A friend bought me a jar of your Very Hardworkers Handcreme – Love it!  I have had a real problem with my hands in the last few years.  I don’t know if I damaged them with fertilizer from the garden or whether fabric dressing is the culprit.  Whatever the reason, I have tried Drs prescriptions, cortisone etc. to no avail.  Your product is the best so far.
Mrs. L.C.,  Canada

I am based in Ireland and wanted to know if you have a stockist in Europe.  It is a fantasic product and a need anothe one.  I orginally got this as a gift.  Anne  Ireland  Oct 2019

Just a quick note to say I love this product.  I stumbled upon it one day in the pharmacy and boy since my then over washed hands were very dry and scaly are now soft and almost normal looking !  Incredible ... and wait there's more .... I have been using on my face too and boy what a difference this has made ... not so dry ...wrinkles, although still there are not so obvious and it looks like the moisturise is retained after 8 hours at work.  Thanks again

Kathleen  via email  August 2018

I wanted to share something that has made a huge difference in my life.  For years I have suffered with very dry feet and badly cracked heels. My feet have been so dry that they wake me up burning in the night. People who experience this will know what I am describing.  I have tried every foot moisturiser and heel balm out there and they haven't helped long term.  I tried Apicare Very Hardworkers Handcreme last week and OMG the difference was instant and my feet are improving day by day.  They feel good, they look good.  I sleep well and the cracks have all but diappeared.  I am amazed  and so grateful I have found this New Zealand made product. 

I recommend this product highly.

I have Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism, and it casues the skin on my hands and feet to be extremely dry and scaly. I have tried many different creams, but I swear none as been effective as this cream.  I rubbed it into my hands at bedtime, and there was significant improvement the next morning.  I recommend this product highly.

Sue  via Amazon USA 


My hands works very hard.  I have a busy workshop casting beautiful metal beads and my poor hands get quite a hammering.  This cream is wonderful, restorative & protective.  Quick acting too.  I bought some for my man's Mum as well.

Amazon review UK

Just writing to say thanks SO much! We visited New Zealand in Nov/Dec 2019 from the UK for a trip of a lifetime.  I cut my leg which became very dry and scaly. I put Very Hardworkers handcreme on the cut and overnight it looked so much better and by the end of the week there wasn't a mark on my leg. I was also suffering from little deep quick cuts in the corner of my thumb nails that all sorts of creams from the Doctor wouldn't budge. I no longer suffer with these, thanks to Very Hardworkers handcreme.

Suzanne  UK

Works for me

This is my 3rd purchase of this handcreme over the last couple of months as I suffer from dry hands.  I find this really works for me. It lasts a long time and you only need a little at a time.

Suzi  Amazon UK

The best handcreme there is

Smells gorgeous, really long lasting and thick.  Has a fantastic ability to heal cracks and damaged cuticles.  Great on feet to. 

Gezza Amazon UK

Gardener's hand relief

This product is amazing for gardener's hands, chaffed hands are soothed and regenerated.  I have used this product for a couple of years and I can say I would not be without it.

Mrs C  Amazon UK

Amazon UK review from Phil

This is a superb product for dry/damaged hands.  My partner has horse and is often out in the rain and cold. No product she has tried has come close to it. It takes a bit to rub in, but it is good stuff.

Rayma Northland 2018

Just a quick note to say I love this product!  I stumbled upon it one day in the pharmacy and boy since then my over washed (I am a nurse) hard working hands which were dry and scaly are now soft and normal looking! Incredible ... but wait there's more .... I have been using it on my face too and boy what a difference it has made .... not so dry ... wrinkles, although definitely still there are not so obvious and it looks like the moisturise is retained after 8 hours at work - I don't look so dried out and prune like as I had (I'm old too) So thanks again!


So comforting for sore skin.  My hands and feet have never looked so good or felt to soft.  You only need a small amountm which makes it good value and it lasts for ages.

Wendy UK Amazon

This is an excellent cream

This is an excellent, long-lasting and great value. I have suffered from eczema since childhood and have tried a lot of creams in that time.  This is by far the best at keeping my hands moist and soothed. Highly recommend this cream, worth every penny.

Amazon customer UK

Kathleen  via email

…your Very Hardworkers Handcreme is the best and most effective hand care product I’ve ever used.
My hands are in the best condition they’ve ever been in!
Mrs. S.G.,  Perthshire, Scotland

I have been using your hand cream ‘Very Hardworkers Handcreme’ for some time and it has been the only successful application to fix my dry hands.
Ms. C.K.,  Wellington, N.Z.

I have been using it twice daily on my feet, which crack and split, and your crème has helped very much.  I have tried many other creams, but to date, yours is the best.
Ms. S.T.,  Keri Keri, N.Z.

I am a joiner and the best for my ‘hard working hands’ is your Very Hardworkers Handcreme.
Mr. F.W.,  Munich, Germany

I have found that the Very Hardworkers Handcreme is wonderful, not only on the backs of my hands, but I have been putting it on my eyelids which have had an itchy, scaly, dry skin problem and dry eyes (I am 79).  I have found that the crème moistens my eyelids and my eyes are not dry and itchy either.
Mrs. P.H., Tasmania, Australia

Hi! My husband and I truly love the Very Hardworkers Handcreme….We love it so much we bought a few more to bring back to the USA.  It sure is good to find a product that is really very effective.  Thanks for making such a wonderful product!!!
Mrs. A. M-S.,  California, U.S.A.

I am emailing to tell you how much I love your Very Hardworkers Handcreme.  I’ve had dry, cracked hands for as long as I can remember and no product has ever fixed them until I found yours.  I also use it on my feet with great results.  Thank you!
Ms. L. M., Geraldine, New Zealand

My husband purchased some of your Very Hardworkers handcreme for me & I have been using it on my cracked heels for only a week and it has changed my life!  I can walk on my heels again without pain and the worry of them splitting & bleeding.  May - Australia 2017 

I have been using Very Hardworkers Handcreme for the past year, and want to thank you very much for making such a wonderful product. I live in the South Islandnand have suffered fromm cracked hands for around 6 months of every year, due to the cold weather. I have tried a number of handcremes, but never found one that solved the problem. I recently purchased Very Hardworkers handcreme and I have never looked back. Within days, the cracks on my hands healed and I continue to use the cream on a daily basis. It is wonderful to now be able to go through the winter months without having sore, cracked hands.  Linda  South Island 2014

Lip Balms

I have just returned from a trip down south and I purchased a stick and pot of your lip balm…The APICARE product is the best I have ever had.  I get very dry lips and cracked sometimes and I have tried every product on the market…Thanking you again for a great product,
L.H.,  South Island

I discovered your lip balm on a visit to New Zealand 5 years ago and I can’t live without it now!  It’s the best one I’ve ever tried and I’ve tried a lot!
Mrs. N.K.,  Via email

Today I was recommended your ‘Protect Me Beeswax Lip Balm’…. I am totally thrilled with the product…I just wanted to let you know that I am one happy customer.
Via email

I would like to tell you how good your Lip Balm is.  I have had sore lips for 10 years and at last they are better, no more flakey skin, and I like to give credit where it is due.  Thank you.
Mrs. J. T.,   Auckland, N.Z.

Re: Revive Me Beeswax Lip Balm
I have found this lip balm the best because it stays on for a long time.
B.R.,  Christchurch, N.Z.

Hi….I am 12 years old.  I am just writing to say that I love your lip balm – ‘Revive Me’ and all of your other products!  They are amazing!!!  My lips were dry and cracking but as soon as I started using your lip balm they became soft and nice…..
Miss. T.D.,  Te Puke, NZ
I have a problem with dry lips and have to use lip balm daily to prevent cold sores.  For years I have been using pharmacy bought lip balms but have found that I was having to use them more often throughout the day.  A friend told me that they have petroleum as an ingredient and that causes you to need to use them more because of its almost addictive properties.  She showed me your website and I purchased the Protect Me Lip Balm and I love it.  I’m back to once a day application, have had no cold sores and I’m saving money.  Thank you Apicare.
M. A.,  via email, New Zealand 

I just want to say thank you for your lip balms - both Protect me and Revive me. They have worked wonders for my lips and are so hydrating and moisturising and also help with my Mum's cold sores.

They are the holy grail of lipbalms.  Diana  Jan 2016

Rescue Me soothing gel

Thank you

I would just like to say thank you. Your Rescue me gel proved to be a savior to me. Due to being on blood thinners I had so much pain from a foor injury, and your gel helped so much with the swelling and angry red skin due to being prescribed the wrong medication.

Mandy    May 2022

 I have had eczema since I was a child, and after slowly finding our what foods & irritants caused it ( I work with animals a lot and sometimes the animals made it worse), I searched forever for a cream.  I had tried so many and either they made my eczema worse or only worked for a short time. I have been using Apicare Rescue me for a long time now & I wanted to email to say what a fantastic product it is! Since using Rescue me on my hands they have healed. 

Ashley  (via email)

 About 6 weeks before Christmas I started getting red, swollen, dry flakey eyelids and nothing seemed to clear it up. I had Rescue me in the house as I use it for many things so decided to try it on my eyelids. I was so impressed - it soothed my eyelids immediately and by the next day my eyelids were clearing up. They were fully cleared in a couple of days, using it morning and night. I have been using it ever since and have not had the flakiness come back. I keep it in the fridge so it's really cooling.

Thanks, Joanna   - Auckland

...I originally bought this as I was suffering from severely dry lips (no cracking but almost burned with hard red skin and tiny blisters all around the edges).  I initially was going to try the Revive Me Lip Balm, but I had read this was good for burns and as that's what it felt like I figured what the heck, I'd give it a go.
This instantly soothed my lips (after 1.5 months of trying every other product under the sun) and in conjunction with the lip balm healed them completely within 3 days, though I put the majority of the healing down to this gel.  I've since used it for mild eczema, sunburn and even as a handcrème (by mistake) and it's worked wonders for everything so far......
I highly recommend this as a staple first aid item for everyone and even carry a little that I've decanted into a little pottle in case of future dry lip emergencies.
Review on a beauty blog website, reprinted with permission of the author.

Just a little thank you for your product.  My wife has just finished her radiation treatment for secondary breast cancer.  She found your Rescue Me product a great help for the burns associated with the treatment.  Prior to using your product she gained permission from her specialist that it was O.K. to use.  As you are probably aware there are very few products that specialists will recommend, due to the residues left behind after the product is removed and prior to radiation therapy.  Thanks very much.

.....she suffers from Lichen planus and

Mr. D.M.,  Australia

Hi - just wanted to contact you to say thank you so much for your Rescue Me soothing gel, because it really did rescue me from the most persistent eczema flare-up I've had in years. Usually, I manage my diet and skincare regimen to deal with a flare-up within a month tops.  But this one wasn't going away and I was at the end of my tether.  Then I went to Barron's Chemist in Waihi to see what else I could try.  Saw your Rescue me and decided to give it a go.  By the end of the day, my face had stopped itching and felt much better overall.  Two days later I am back to normal - Thank you - you are miracle-workers! 

So many Uses

I bought this cream when in NZ and over the years loved the product for it's many uses. Recently my toes developed an annoying ith, I had no Lotrimin in the house so used Rescue me. Now I have another use for this product.  It's a fantastic product and always travels with me in my Frist Aid kit. I am so glad Amazon is selling it now.  So I am a Happy Camper, it is soothing, gentle and works fast.

Mary   USA Amazon review


Excellent product, can't praise it enough.   

Quite Spectacular

Much better than any of the artificial rubbish that claims to stop itching.  I have tried so many of them and this is the best.  Can be used sparingly and is miles better.  Well worth it.

Dr Nick  UK Amazon

This is the best healing cream ever

This is the best healing ever !!!!  Works for all bruises, cuts and even skin irritations.  I use it for everything and everyone and it does it's magic all the time. Love it.

Gabriela  Amazon USA


Barb   New Zealand June 2019

it seems of all the products she tried, the Rescue Me is the only product that's helped with the itching and rash.

Ms S.S., via email

Excellent gel.  For me it's the only thing that stops insect bites itching.  LBG  Amazon review UK

Five Stars

Amazing product, fantastic on sunburn and bites.    JD via Amazon UK
This is just a note to say thank you for your wonderful product ‘Manuka Honey & Aloe Vera Gel’.  My son….now spends his life in a wheelchair…from sitting so long he rubbed a blister on his tail bone and the gel had it cleared up in no time………..
Mrs. C.G.,  NSW, Australia

Re: Rescue Me
.it is very effective at relieving sunburn.  Thank you and kind regards,
R.H., ACT, Australia

My sister who lives in NZ has sent me your ‘Rescue Me – Manuka Honey & Aloe Vera Gel’ which has made wonders to my skin (face).  I have very dry skin around my mouth and eyes and some trouble with eczema in those areas…Trust me, I’ve tried almost everything from expensive cosmetic brands to products on prescription (doctors order).  So far your product is the best.
M.W., via email, Sweden

I am such a supporter of this product that I even ‘sell’ it to the shop assistants!  The name is so appropriate; it immediately stops the development of any insect bites, it helps with skin irritations, is great for after-sun care, it is marvellous when you are like me allergic to grasses….Even after a few minutes, my legs get so itchy that I want to scratch the skin off them.  Bring on Rescue Me!  A quick application, that does not leave my hands greasy and relief is almost instant!!
Ms. A.G., via email, New Zealand 

….Rescue Me Manuka Honey and Aloe Vera Gel.  As a regular user, I can say that the new formula is marvellous.  It spreads very smoothly with a clean “non-sticky” feeling on the skin.  I have found it particularly good for cleansing and removing skin blemishes (ROSEA)…Good on you Rescue Me!
Mr J.H.  Hamilton, New Zealand

It has fixed a problem I have had for two years with an itchy area on my back which no one else had an answer for (even my doctor)....

 Ms A.W., NSW, Australia  

My husband loves the way Rescue me cools his skin and calms the itch he gets from having shingles. His skin is looking good and healthy too, not dry anymore. He uses it several times a day when he feels the need and always pops some on at bedtime.

Tracey P   November 2015

On a recent holiday, I purchased a tube of your Rescue me which I absolutely love. It has fixed a problem I have had for 2 years with an itchy area on my back which no-one else had an answer  for (not even my Doctor). 

Annie  NSW Australia June 2016

Some time ago a friend introduced me to Rescue me soothing gel, and I have found it a beautiful product to use. I must report I am delighted to find the product online. The ordering process was a dream, delivery prompt, and packaging very professional, packed with care. So lovely to see these days.

I highly recommend the product and the company.

Margie   18th June 2023



Repair Me Intensive treatment handcreme

I stumbled across your Repair Me Calendula & Manuka Honey Handcreme two days ago …Since I have very dry, damaged hands I thought I’d give your product a try.  I have tried every product known to man without much luck in softening up my hands. Your product is FABULOUS! I LOVE IT!!!  After the FIRST use my hands were softer. I am using it on my dry feet as well. The scent is lovely as well.
I immediately returned to the store and bought the remaining two tubes…Thanks for making such a terrific product
Kitty,  U.S.A.

Dear Sir or Madam,
I have damaged hands that peel a lot.  I am 75 years old and find your Repair Me Calendula & Manuka Honey Handcreme very good.
Mrs. A. H.,  Christchurch

Re:  Repair Me Calendula & Manuka Honey Handcreme
My husband has been using it since his hand operation and it certainly kept the new skin soft.  The doctor and his nurse were impressed…. He likes it as it is not greasy and works nicely into the skin.
Mrs. B. K.,  Dannevirke

I suffer badly from pustular psoriasis on my feet and palms and have started using ‘Repair Me’ with good results…
Ms. S. L.,  Via email

I have a mild psoriasis problem on my elbows and knees.  Moisturisers seem to help best of all and your crème has had a very good effect.
M.R., WI, U.S.A.

Re:  Repair Me
My husband suffers from psoriasis…your creme makes it better.  No other creme has done that for him…
Washington, U.S.A.

Lovely handcreme

Smells great and keeps your hands soft .

Amazon UK
I felt I must let you know how delighted I am with my purchase of Apicare – repair me handcrème.  For years I have suffered with scaly skin on my hands & feet, recently I suffered a particularly bad bout, nothing, even prescription lotions have relieved it.  I was recently on holiday in Scotland, North Berwick and bought some of the crème.  A miracle – within a week just about all signs of the flaking gone!!
Ms. S. L., North Yorkshire, England 

On a visit to New Zealand my parents brought me back a tube of your Repair me handcreme on a recommendation for eczema. I am delighted to say it works.  Mrs J H Wales

I have been using Repair me on my horse who has problem skin with good results. I have just purchased Rescue me as well to use on my horse. 

Really Nice

This product is really good if yu have dry skin. 

Amazon UK

Brilliant Product

This is a brilliant hand creme, it does what it says it does and is a godsend for my very dry skin.

Dr D Taylor  Amazon UK

Recommend this product

Love this cream, really moisturises and soals in leaving my skin lovely and soft.  You only need a little bit each time.

Reviewed Amazon UK

Works for me

I find this handcreme amazing.  After a day's gardening my hands are usually, scratched and extremely dry with flaky fingertips.  After two applications of Apicare my hands are as good as new.

Karen  via Amazon UK

My wide rates this A1

She finds it much kinder to her skin as many others have caused a rash.

Amazon review UK

Great handcreme

Bought as a gift for a friend with very dry hands, she has found it really effective.

Deborah via Amazon UK

It Works

 If you have dry, dry skin - then this is for you.  A little goes a long way  I work it in at night.  Was orginally given it as a present and now wouldn't be without it, especially if you are an outdoorsy type.

Pat  Torquay via Amazon UKIf


Restore Me Honey Nut Body Butter
...I finished radiation treatment for breast cancer, my skin was soooo dry but the restore me honey nut body butter was awesome.....Thank you very much.
Ms J. S., via email

Love this Stuff

Best body cream ever.  My husband brought this back from his last trip to NZ and I am totally addicted.

Amazon review UK  June 19

Five stars

My wife loves this, smells good and works really well on dry skin.

JE  via Amazon USA

Pore Soles Nourishing Foot Creme
I used it and didn't notice the cooling so much as the fact it softened skin patches that several courses of Efudix didn't seem to work on.....
J.C., via email
I use it on my legs as I have varicose eczema, and I find it excellent for the same and I have tried many other products. M.G.
My husband suffers from painful soles due to diabetes. He has found this product to be a wonderful relief..... C.D.
Twelve months down the track from his intial Guillain-Barre Syndrome onset he is still using your creme and still getting great results with the neuropathic pain in his feet. Mrs J.M.
After using many medical products for my feet and legs, I have found Apicare Pore Soles to be the best there is. Thank you so much for your wonderful products.  Josie  January 2023

Would highly recommend

Started using Apicare 5 months ago, due to having an allergice reaction to some chemicals used in preservatives so I have to be careful. I would highly recommend Apixare.  The foot cream leaves my feet really soft.  Would highly recommend,=.

Vivien  Via Amazon UK.

Tried some foot cream, but nothing beats this.

Simply brilliant, wouldn't hesitate to recommend this.

Cleanse Me
What a great product.  I have just been on my annual camping trip and one tube has kept me clean from top to toe for a whole week.  Thank you.
A. W.  via email, New Zealand
Hi   My husband has had great results with your Cleanse me wash.   It has cleared up his dandruff so he is delighted.
Nicky   Auckland  

Saving Face
This is a great texture that works well for both me and my mother-in-law.  We both love the fragrance as well.
J. H., via email

I am writing to relate my experience using your Saving Face moisturiser. I have suiffered Seborrheic Dermatitis for 40 + years. It is on my face. I have tried many different products over the years from Pharmacy cremes to over the counter skin products, raw Manuka honey to the latest - Saving face.
The Saving Face within one week of application (Twice a day morning and night) completely resolved the flaky, red rash.
As this something I plan on using over a long period of time.
Devon  New Zealand  July 2019
Breathe Easy Balm
The Breathe Easy Balm has already been put to good use for my wee girl - a fabulous product!
Via Facebook.
I have been very unwell and my sister got me the Breathe Easy Balm from Apicare.  Will use it whenever I have a cold from now on - clears your chest & if you have a stuffed nose.  Best product I have tried in years for colds.
Debbie  N Z via facebook
Baby Bottom Balm
Thank you nappy rash 99% gone.  Helen  Singapore
We have been using Baby Bottom balm for a year and a half now. We had trouble with rashes and this product was the only one we found that was effective in clearing and soothing our babies rash which was so bad her skin was broken and bleeding, due to constant diarrhea.  This cream cleared her bum completely in a couple of weeks. We continue to use it at every nappy change until she was 6 months old.  Amy  November 2020
Sleep Easy Balm
Kia Ora  , I just wanted to let you know how much I love your products.  I keep using the Sleep Easy Balm, the lip balm and Joint Balm all the time.  Thanks so much
Else  June 2019  via email
This balm is perfect for sleep, I love the smell.  If I had to chose a signature scent this would be my favourite.
Pauline via email  April 2019
Muscle Relief Balm
I gave this my a work mate how is pregnant and had a sore shoulder. I came in the morning to glowing reviews and much she prefers it to Deep Heat.
Elton  via email May 2019
Joint Relief Balm
This smells amazing, not like the usual heat balms.  I do a lot of surfing and use it a lot, it is an amzing product and doesn't burn like some of the other products but gives huge relief.
Thank you.   M Hunter  May 2019
 My daughter introduced me to your Aching Joint Relief Balm.   I have suffered years with knee pain.  I now use your balm every day and have had fantastic relief from the chronic aches. Thank you so much!
Geoff  Whangarei   August 2020
I applied the balm and within minutes I felt enormous relief. I have continued to use the product to help control the pain.  It is marvellous and highly recommened.   
Lynn Auckland 2018
Hello - I have been using this oinment over the last few years with great success to relieve pain due to fibromyalgia.  Thank you Bea  UK

Manuka Natural Vitamin E Day Creme

I have been very pleased with this product.  It spreads into my skin beautifully and I haven’t experienced any sensitivity….
N. S.,  Otago, New Zealand

I have got very sensitive, acne prone skin and have used most leading brands of skincare on the market.  This is amazing for my skin, it keeps it matte all day and really makes my skin look smooth. Plus no breakouts.

Bacella via Amazon UK

Five Stars

Five Stars.  A very nice day cream and easy to apply, keeps my skin from drying out.

Amazon customer UK


Rich Day Crème 

Relief - One word to describe what Apicare has done for my skin.  I have dermatitis on my face and eczema on my body.  The skin on my face was flaky, peelingm dry & sore. Apicare Manuka Rich Day creme has made my skin smooth and comfortable again.  I am so happy that I am no longer embarrassed to go out in public.  Eczema on my legs in improving all the time also.  I am so happy that I am no longer embarrassed to go out in public now. After trying so many products it is a big relief that it is effective and natural. Thanks so much Apicare.

Lorna C  (via email)

Sun Protect moisturiser with natural SPF15


Am thrilled to find a nice natural sunscreen at an affordable price – a real rarity!


Mrs. R. L., NSW, Australia

I was given a tube of your sunscreen, but it is nearly finished.  Wow!  As I have just had a course of skin cancer treatment on my face, work outised and have been using this amazing product, I want more.  Can you please refer me to a stockist.

Jacky via email  September 2018

Manuka Natural Cleanser  

I thought I just had to drop you a line to let you know how impressed I am with you creamy cleanser.  It is so effective at taking my make-up off and not in the least bit drying to my skin, which is saying something.
S.G., Tauranga, N. Z.

Manuka Natural Exfoliating Wash 

Thank you for this wonderful product.  I have had problem skin for quite a few years so while visiting….Tirau we came across this product and it is the best I have used in years, I bought up large….So once again thank you so much.  My skin has been so good I love it.
P. M., Palmerston North, N. Z.

This is mine and my best friends favourite face wash.  We’ve been using it for months and it reminds us of honey on toast.
A. M., Pukekohe, N. Z.

Manuka Natural Daily Boost Serum
I have been thrilled with the results. After around a week or two of using both creams, both problems have been solved (dry face skin and puffy eyes), and I feel much happier with the appearance of my face and eyes.
I use other Apicare products, such as the Manuka hand cremes, and have always been very happy with the results.  Thank you for your amazing products!
Ms L.H., Ashburton, New Zealand
Manuka Natural Eyes Right
I've noticed an improvement in how my skin looks and feels after using Manuka Natural Eye Crème and Face Moisturiser.
Ms A. L., via email
Manuka Sensitive Delicate Face Wash
I have sensitive skin, on my face especially, and your products are the only things I have ever used that didn't burn my skin.  Usually I have to put up with the burning for a few weeks until I get used to it, but not when I use your sensitive skin face wash.  It's the best.
Ms S.F., Auustralia

Sensitive Wash & Sensitive Lotion
Thank you for continuing with some fragrance free lines.  I used to buy fragrance free at Queen Bee and am thrilled to see I can still buy fragrance free on line.
H. V.  Auckland, New Zealand
I would like to say thank you to the Apicare team for all the products you make.  So far, this is what I was looking for in a skin product at my young age of 34.  Manuka Sensitive hand & body lotion healed by dermatitis which was getting really bad on my forearms .  I also have the Restorative Night Creme which is exquisite. 
Pauline  email April 2020
Calming Calendula Soap
I love this soap ... you have really spoiled me .... the texture is exquisite , thank you, I am a faithful fan.
Andrea  - Tennessee U.S.A
Mango Body Butter
I have tried your Mango Body Butter - divine !!   Keep on with your products please!  Your formulations are excellent.  They are fantastic.
Vicki  Auckland  April 2019


I love your hand creams! They are the only natural brand that doesn't flare up my eczema.
Ms K.B., via email
If I known how fabulous your products were, I would have stocked ip more in February when I was in your beautiful country.
Joanne   USA  May 2020

My husband has a skin complaint on his back and while in NZ recently we purchased Apicare products and have found them extremely helpful – the shower gel and Rescue Me in particular
Mrs. J.M.  Victoria, Australia

I have been using your hand crèmes etc. for a long time and your products are the only ones that actually help my skin. (Yes, I've been to doctors, skin specialist etc. etc. but none of them could help me ...
Ms. A.L.  Dunedin, N.Z.

I live in Japan and use your products in my daily life.  They are my favourite things...
I.U.,  Japan

I wanted to compliment you on your wonderful products.  My sister recently brought back several of them after being on holidays in New Zealand and they were fabulous.
L.H.,  NSW, Australia

Repair Me and Very Hardworkers Handcreme look after my much washed nurse's hands.  My husband calls me the queen of crème because I have tried so many.  Apicare products are perfect.  Thanks....
B. N.,  Via email

We look after you....
I have already received the products in perfect condition, thank you!!  Your products were a great discovery during my recent visit to your wonderful country.
M.R.,  Spain

Hi, we were very pleased to receive our well packaged order and all in good time too!  Well done and thanks.  We will continue to order using this convenient method.
M.P.,  N.Z.

Thanks for my order – it was my first time ordering outside the US – you were not only efficient but I LOVE your products!  I will be ordering from you again and again.  Thanks,
L.M.,  U.S.A.

Just to say thank you for sending the items that I recently ordered for my wife....Your service – from the other side of the world was superb  -- Thanks again.
Mr. J.T.,  Via email

Very many thanks for the speedy delivery of my order, which came safely to hand this morning.  I am most impressed.  It beats the fastest in-UK telephone order/postal delivery I have ever known!
Mr. C.L.,  Worcestershire, England

When you said the goods should be with you shortly you surely meant it – I just received the order a little while ago in the mail.  That was five days from the day I ordered it, from NZ to the USA!  Very impressive.  I know your product is wonderful, now I would never hesitate to order it again through your website with service like this.  Thanks again.
Ms. M.W.,  U.S.A., via email

Bath & Body

Body Butter
I received my order yesterday.  Thank you very much.  My husband has started to use my body butter.  He won’t admit it, but I think he likes it…                                
C. A.,  Adelaide, Australia

Manuka Honey Body Butter with Mango & Papaya
Your products are wonderful, I have extremely dry skin and find your Manuka Honey Body Butter with Mango & Papaya a miracle cure.  You now have a very loyal customer!  Thanks again,
Ms. V.S.,  Palmerston North, N.Z.

I cannot rave on about the Manuka Honey Body Butter with Mango & Papaya enough.  Thank you so much, I have no idea what the magic ingredient is but your cream is excellent for curing eczema.  I use the cream myself and have several family members and friends hooked on it too, ranging in ages from 35 to six months old.  I have never used anything that takes out the itch instantly.  For children that’s excellent news … My friends six year old daughter has been clear faced for six months now since using your product.  So once again thank you, thank you.  I just wanted to let you know that not only does it smell so yummy (enough to make me wish I could eat it!) it is a life saver for eczema sufferers.   I will continue to recommend it to anyone that will listen to me.
Ms. I. V R.,  Australia

Dear Sirs;
On a recent trip to New Zealand, I purchased a container of manuka honey body butter with mango & papaya.  Amazingly it has nearly cured my psoriasis.  I want to purchase more immediately!
Ms. A.D.,  Columbia, U.S.A.

I am writing in regard to your great products….I have now bought several pots of your Manuka Honey Body Butter with Mango & Papaya and am extremely pleased.  It is a delightful product……Thank you greatly for coming up with such a delightful product that is so rich in the most nourishing and natural ingredients.
Ms. N.T.,  Waikato, N.Z.

Shea Butter with Lavender Body Crème 
The Manuka Honey Crème with Lavender has made such an improvement to my very dry skin.  I am really so dry with it.  Thank you.
A.S-H.,  Levin, N.Z.

Lavender Hand & Nail Crème
I am writing with regard to your product –Shea Lavender with Manuka Honey Hand Crème which I discovered on a recent trip to New Zealand.  Your product has surpassed all expectations and has given new life to my old hands.
Ms. P.C.,  ACT, Australia

Honey Handcreme
My daughter gave me a tube of your divine rose and honey handcreme for my birthday.  The scent is just gorgeous….and a friend of mine remarked this morning on my fragrant skin.
Mrs. L.O.,  Kapiti Coast, N.Z.

Honey Moisturiser
I just wanted to let you know how much I like the products of yours I am using.  A friend gave me the Apicare Wild Rose and Honey Moisturiser.  I have been having problems with my facial skin becoming very dry and flakey, almost like a dermatitis condition.  I threw away the face cream I was using and tried yours instead.  After only a week the difference in my skin condition was quite significant.  It feels soft and supple, the skin is moist without the dry flakiness…..Who needs a cupboard full of different creams when this one seems to do it all?  So thank you for marketing such a wonderful product.
Ms. J. A.,  Waitakere, N.Z.

Sometime ago I purchased Honey Moisturiser…..It proved to be one of the best moisturisers I have ever used and retained its perfume till the end…Thank you for producing such an attractive product
Mrs. S. M.,  Masterton, N.Z.

Royal Jelly and Manuka Honey Body Crème

Re: Manuka Honey & Royal Jelly Body Crème
I received this as a gift and don’t want to live without it!  It is the best thing I have ever put on my skin!
Ms. J. C.,  WA, U.S.A.

I bought the Honey & Royal Jelly body Crème – it is now my favourite moisturiser!!
Ms. K. C.,  Vic, Australia

I have just returned from a week’s holiday in Nelson where I happened upon your Manuka Honey & Royal Jelly Body Crème…What made this one cream stand out was that I tried some on in the morning in the shop, shopped all day, and could still smell it about 4.30pm in the afternoon….I would just like to say, it is not often I find a hand/body cream that leaves a lasting impression….Many thanks for a beautiful product.
Ms. F. D.,  Auckland, N.Z.

I feel I have to write to you about your product ‘Manuka Honey Body Crème’.  I was given some as a birthday gift and I used it of course, BUT I was amazed to find the mild eczema on my hands just cleared completely so I tried some on the patches of eczema on my face and they to disappeared.  I have since given the name of your crème to various people with skin complaints and they too have reported back to me, full of enthusiasm at the great results they have experienced.  So THANK YOU – it’s really good stuff.
Ms. H. C.,  Matamata, N.Z.

Vanilla Body Crème
Hi Guys.  Can I just say that the Vanilla Honey Body Crème is absolutely delectable both in fragrance and in the effect it has on my skin….
Mrs. T. C.,  Auckland, N.Z.

 Honey Body Crème
Years ago, on holiday in Hamner Springs I found the Wild Rose and Honey Body Moisturiser….I bought some and have loved it ever since.  Recently I needed a pick me up after the earthquake and bought online the body moisturiser and hand and nail crème.  I use them all after the shower and go off to work in a fragrant cloud.  Just the best.
Ms. C. R.,  Christchurch, New Zealand 

Royal Jelly Handcreme
This is a great hand crème.  I use it every day.  It leaves my skin really soft and the fragrance lingers for hours.  Thanks for making such an enjoyable product.
V. R., Canada

Vanilla Honey Handcreme  
I am truly addicted to your Vanilla Honey hand and nail crème.  I love the fragrance so much I have gone through my first lot in a week and a half, I have been using it constantly.
A. G., Auckland, N. Z.

Your soaps are fantastic, my mother and I are great fans.....We make sure that we buy three at a time so we always have one to hand.
R. R. B., Hamilton, New Zealand