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Sweet news for those prone to eczema, dermatitis

Media Release

25 September 2008

Sweet news for those prone to eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis or dry skin

Comvita, the global expert in Manuka (Leptospermum) honey is proud to introduce the Medihoney™ brand to New Zealanders

Medihoney™ Antibacterial Honey is the most trialed and tested honey for medical use, proven to speed healing with lower incidence of infection¹ on difficult to manage wounds. There are currently fifty clinical studies utilising Medihoney™ products – more than any other type of honey worldwide.

People who have traditionally used steroid creams and emollients now have a natural choice. New Medihoney™ skincare products provide a pure, safe, gentle and effective option.

Medihoney™ Creams reduce itching while moisturising and protecting the skin. They are safe for children and babies, perfect for using on the face, suitable for large areas and for prolonged use. A little goes a long way with only a small amount needed to achieve results.

The Australian version of Medihoney™ Derma Cream is one of the top selling household brands of its category in Australian pharmacy².

Medihoney™ Derma Cream and Barrier Cream each contain medical grade antibacterial honey and other naturally sourced ingredients including Coconut oil, German Chamomile flower extract, Evening Primrose oil, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. They do not contain steroids, colour, fragrance, lanolin, parabens or mineral oil.

The Barrier cream is suitable for use on babies’ bottoms and under skin folds. It can also be used under incontinence pads and around oozing wounds - skin areas that need protection from moisture.

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Medihoney™ Barrier Cream has obtained Drug Tariff approval in the UK; it’s the barrier cream of choice in a UK neonatal intensive care unit and is also used in surgical and medical wards.

Medihoney™ products are now available in New Zealand health stores and pharmacies.


Product information:

Description Size RRP (incl GST) Availability
Medihoney™ Derma Cream 50g $19.80 Available now
Medihoney™ Derma Cream 15g $11.95 Available now
Medihoney™ Barrier Cream 50g $22.00 20 October 2008


¹ Manuka honey vs. hydrogel – a prospective, open label, multicentre, randomised controlled trial to compare desloughing efficacy and healing outcomes in venous ulcers.
Journal of Clinical Nursing, August 2008

² ACNielson Australia Scan Track August 2008

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