- Provides maximum hydration with powerful UMF15 Manuka Honey and Hyaluronic acid.
- Vitamin A to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
- Rich effective and powerful botanical extracts help restore skins protective barrier.
Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring biopolymer, it is a highly effective humectant i.e. an ingredient that holds moisture. HA can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water which helps keep the skin smooth and plump. The content of hyaluronic acid in the skin decreases with age, which may contribute to the development of fine lines and wrinkles.
HA also supports the formation and maintenance of collagen, an important connective tissue. Collagen degradation is believed to cause a decrease in skin tone and elasticity.
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 anti bacterial 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 indpendent laboratory.
In addition to its anti bacterial abilities Manuka honey has been shown to be deeply penetrating and hygroscopic (attracts moisture to it), and therfore, 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.
Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A)
Vitamin A helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles and also can help repair sun damaged skin, reduce brown spots and increase skin smoothness.