The best honey-infused beauty buys to sweeten up your routine
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By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / September 09 2021
Honey is kind of like nature’s golden elixir, boasting anti-bacterial, humectant and nourishing properties. From medicinal to skin care benefits (we’re looking at you manuka honey) and everything in-between, honey has an otherworldly ability to make anything it’s dropped into feel all that more indulgent.
In fact, this decadent delicacy is the sweet addition to all of the beauty products in this carefully curated line-up. From serums to fragrance, the natural ingredient is the star of the show in every single one of these beauty buys.
Here are five honey-infused picks that we think are the bee’s knees.
GUERLAIN Abeille Royale Advanced Youth Watery Oil
We can’t talk about all things honey-infused without mentioning the iconic Abielle Royale range from Guerlain. This watery oil is the latest addition to the bee-crazy family and it boasts a formula that helps to repair skin up to nine times faster than it would on its own. Made from 95 per cent naturally-derived ingredients (including four types of honey and royal jelly), it works to promote skin health and immunity for a more youthful-looking and resilient complexion.
$152 at Sephora
FOREO Manuka Honey Revitalizing UFO™ Activated Face Mask
Snap this manuka honey-infused mask onto your FOREO UFO 2 ($395 at Adore Beauty) to experience a decadent at-home take on an in-salon facial. Harness the UFO 2’s full-spectrum LED light, thermo-therapy, cryo-therapy and t-sonic pulsation capabilities to amplify the experience of the soothing and nourishing manuka honey mask serum. Smooth, supple and youthfully-plump skin, here we come.
$25 at Sephora
HUDA BEAUTY Silk Balm Honey Kiss
Enjoy the same lip-plumping pout-enhancers from Huda’s OG balm formula (AKA soybean, liquorice, and hyaluronic acid) alongside organic manuka honey for an extra dose of nourishing hydration and a tasty, subtly sweet honey scent.
$32 at Sephora
FARMACY Honeymoon Glow AHA Resurfacing Night Serum
Honey and hyaluronic acid are the powerful humectants behind the hydration-powered pressure blast your skin is going to experience with this little winner in your routine. Thanks to the addition of AHAs, BHAs and a blend of gentle flower acids, this serum resurfaces, hydrates, and clarifies dull skin as you snooze for a sinfully glowy complexion by breakfast. Yum.
was $100 now $80 at Sephora (waitlist only)
WISHFUL Honey Balm Jelly Moisturizer
This unique water-in-silicone formula really seals in moisture, ensuring that the moisturiser’s ingredient complex can maintain its potency and deliver all that skin-loving honey extract, niacinamide and turmeric straight to where it’s needed. You can look forward to a hydrated complexion for up to 24 hours after application, as well as an improvement to the appearance of any hyperpigmentation and texture. The promise of a brighter visage, basically non-existent pores and reduction in redness means you’re on the fast track to that glass skin we’re all after.
$66 at Sephora
Swisse Skincare Manuka Honey Daily Glow Foaming Cleanser
It’s all natural and all good when it comes to this daily cleanser. Boasting a formula that includes not only Manuka honey but a blend of vitamin C and papaya enzymes, it helps to keep dull, tired skin firmly at bay. Consider this the perfect wake me up to get any day started.
$6.49 at Chemist Warehouse
Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask
Designed to add a bit of luxury to your everyday, this cleansing mask is formulated for daily use (if you like it like that, otherwise once or twice a week should do the trick) and combines Manuka honey extract and organic avocado oils rich in omegas 9, 3 and 6 for hydrated soft skin that’s free from impurities post-rinse. Simply carve out a cool 15 min mask sesh and you’re good to go. We love.
$36.69 at Chemist Warehouse
Jo Malone London Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne
Now that your skin care routine is honey-infused, you should probably smell like the sweet and natural offering too. Spritz some of this nectarine blossom and honey cologne over yourself and enjoy playful notes of nectarine, peach, cassis, spring florals and acacia honey. Nature’s nectar never smelled so good.
$106 at Myer
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Girlfriend and beautyheaven.