"Om Aroma & Co.'s Manuka Honey Masque draws impurities from the skin with its anti-bacterial and detoxifying properties..." - Harper's Bazaar.com
"…a warm, damp towel to the face after application forces us to breathe in the sinus-clearing aroma of sage and, more importantly, relax for 10 whole minutes. Ahh..." - Refinery 29
Om Aroma Manuka Detox Masque contains a healing blend of Manuka Honey with organic extracts encourage cell regeneration, revealing soft and radiant skin. All the rage in the beauty industry, Manuka Honey is known for its powerful healing and detox qualities.
• Manuka Honey draws impurities from the skin.
• Papaya & Apricot Enzymes gently digest dull skin cells to brighten skin
• Suitable for all skin types. Do not use if allergic to bees.
• Om Aroma uses "UMF Manuka Honey"*
How To Use: Apply quarter size amount to face with a mask brush or using clean fingers. Cover face with warm moist towel for 5-10 minutes. May also apply in the shower; allow steam to melt the honey into your skin. Take off masque using warm water. Apply moisturizer and enjoy the gorgeous glow!
The Beauty of Science: Manuka honey is produced in New Zealand by bees that pollinate the native manuka bush. Advocates say it treats wound infections and other conditions. Honey has been used since ancient times to treat multiple conditions. It wasn't until the late 19th century that researchers discovered that honey has natural antibacterial qualities.
Honey protects against damage caused by bacteria. Some honey also stimulates production of special cells that can repair tissue damaged by infection. In addition, honey has an anti-inflammatory action that can quickly reduce pain and inflammation once it is applied. But not all honey is the same. The antibacterial quality of honey depends on the type of honey as well as when and how it's harvested. Some kinds of honey may be 100 times more potent than others.
THE MANUKA MIRACLE:
Hydrogen peroxide is a component of honey. It gives most honey its antibiotic quality. But some types of honey, including manuka honey, also have other components with antibacterial qualities.
The major antibacterial component in manuka honey is methylglyoxal (MG). MG is a compound found in most types of honey, but usually only in small quantities. In manuka honey, MG comes from the conversion of another compound -- dihydroxyacetone -- that is found in high concentration in the nectar of manuka flowers.
MG is thought to give manuka honey its antibacterial power. The higher the concentration of MG, the stronger the antibiotic effect. Honey producers have developed a scale for rating the potency of manuka honey. The rating is called UMF, which stands for Unique Manuka Factor.
*The UMF rating corresponds with the concentration of MG. Not all honey labeled as manuka honey contains significant levels of MG. To be considered potent enough to be therapeutic, manuka honey needs a minimum rating of 10 UMF. Honey at or above that level is marketed as "UMF Manuka Honey" or "Active Manuka Honey."
Mel (Manuka Honey). Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil* (and) Extracts of Centaurea Cyanus (Cornflower) Flower*, Urtica Dioica (Nettle)*, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit*, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf*, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit*, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf*, Foeniculum Vulgar (Fennel) Fruit*, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower*.