What is Manuka Honey?
Where does Manuka Honey come from?
Is Manuka Honey good for your skin?
What are the traditional skin benefits of Manuka Honey?
What are the traditional uses of Manuka Honey?
Kiehl’s & Manuka Honey
Kiehl’s uses sustainably-sourced Manuka Honey from the North Island of New Zealand. Our honey comes from an indigenous Maori family-owned company that uses best practices and sustainable methods of sourcing honey to help keep bees protected from harm and prides themselves on maintaining the wellbeing of their hives. Some of their best practices include:
- Using careful measures during harvesting to help keep bees calm for a more natural way to lift them from the hive’s frames
- Planting several million Mānuka trees to ensure that this “taonga” – or “treasure” in Maori – continues to provide a natural food supply for bees to thrive
- Safely transporting beehives between seasons to reduce any stress for the bees
- Avoiding chemical pesticides on their own plants and helping protect bees from locations where they might be used
Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream
Formulated with New Zealand Manuka Honey and Tibetan Red Ginseng Root, our fortifying and revitalizing moisturizer helps skin renew itself for radiant skin with a youthful-looking glow. With a lightweight, honey-like texture, this cream melts onto skin to help fortify skin’s barrier to revitalize dull skin and help skin bounce back from visible signs of aging. Made with 99.6% naturally derived* ingredients, our cream with Manuka Honey is packaged in a sealed jar to help protect the formula’s potency. Smooth on Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream to reveal smooth, radiant, glowing skin.*We consider ingredients to be naturally derived if they retain more than 50% of their molecular structure after being processed from a natural source.
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