- Glycolic Acid removes dead skin cells to reveal a siky smooth skin.
- Witch Hazel tones skin
- The creamy formula removes makeup and daily debris.
- Manuka honey acts as a gentle exfoliator
Mel (Manuka Honey) UMF15
Some Manuka Honey has unique healing factors. This is known as UMF Unique Manuka Factor which refers to the level of antibacterial activity. This factor provides an additional potent anti-bacterial action on top of the usual antibacterial abilities of all honeys.
Manuka UMF has also been shown to diffuse deeper into skin tissues.
Manuka honey is tested for its level of activity and issued a number. So a rating of 10 indicates the same level of antiseptic potency of a 10% solution of Phenol (carbolic disinfectant). The higher the rating, the higher the level of activity.
All the Manuka used in Apicare products has been tested and certified by an independent laboratory.
In addition to its antibacterial abilities, Manuka honey has been shown to be deeply penetrating and hygroscopic (attracts moisture to it), and therefore, very hydrating. It has anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties and has demonstrated the ability to accelerate tissue repair, aiding in skin repair and the reduction of scarring.
Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel)
Witch Hazel is a natural skin freshener, local anaesthetic and astringent made from the leaves of the Hamamelis Virginiana.
Used on the skin Witch Hazel astringent properties reduce inflammation, tighten pores and remove excess oil.
Witch Hazel also contains procyanadins, resin and flavonoids, all of which contribute to its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.
Glycolic Acid is a alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) derviced from sugar cane. It aids in the exfoliation of skin cells and attacts moisturise to the skins surface.
Gylcolic Acid is the holy grail of exfoliation, effectively removing the outermost layer of dead cells from the complexion, revealing brighter, fresher skin.