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Manuka Holds The Secret To Healthy Skin

Manuka Holds The Secret To Healthy Skin

Honey contains an enzyme that produces hydrogen peroxide - a proven antiseptic with antibacterial properties. Research at Waikato University has also identified an exceptional antibacterial property called UMF® - unique manuka factor - which is only present in some manuka honey produced in New Zealand.

Comvita has been involved in honey products for nearly three decades and in 2001 launched Woundcare 18+™ a 100% manuka honey product now being used by hospitals in New Zealand and the UK. With the launch of its therapeutic skincare range, Comvita is responding to consumer demand for natural skincare products.

The Skincare creams have been carefully formulated to combine the unique antibacterial qualities of UMF® 18+ Active Manuka Honey with other natural skincare ingredients.

Comvita's Natural Health Consultant, Dr Caroline Davy recommends a combined approach to problem skin. "The Comvita Skincare range includes oral supplements to complement and support the Skincare creams with healing from within," she says.

Skintensive™ Cream has an antibacterial action and helps to improve cosmetic results whilst Skinside Out™ Capsules assist in strengthening, balancing and protecting the body, helping to promote healthy skin.

Skinside Out™Capsules combine the herbs Burdock, Milk Thistle and Ashwagandha, with vitamins A, C and E and the important mineral, zinc. Complement with Skinclear™ Cream to actively support the skin's own defence mechanisms and help keep the skin clear and healthy.

Those who suffer with problem lips can take a combined approach with Comvita Lipclear™ Cream supported by Lipclear™ Tablets. Both products include Bee Propolis and the amino acid L-lysine."

Woundcare 18+™ is also available as part of the range in a convenient 25g tube to assist the natural healing of an extensive range of minor wounds. This 100% UMF® 18+ Active Manuka Honey keeps wounds moist, helps to promote healing and reduce scarring.

Comvita CEO Graeme Boyd says the company has had the ability to produce such a range for some time now. "New Zealanders are increasingly interested in natural healthcare products, so it makes sense to utilise our existing expertise in this area."

"Honey has been used for centuries in the treatment of minor wounds and burns, and is highly regarded in Western herbal medicine. It's good to see science supporting the use of honey for healing," says Boyd.

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