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Why You Should Be Using Beauty Products With Honey in Them

A longtime staple in DIY face masks, thanks to its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, honey is suddenly enjoying a moment in the beauty spotlight; the sticky golden substance is being incorporated into all kinds of beauty products, from oils to moisturizers to hair masks.

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Farmacy Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer is made with propolis (a combo of bee saliva and wax), royal jelly, and antioxidant rich Echinacea GreenEnvy honey, made by bees living on the brand’s farm in upstate New York.

Guerlain Abeille Royale Youth Oil is enriched with Ouessant honey—sourced on the French island of the same name—and royal jelly, both known for their repairing powers and ability to smooth and illuminate tired skin.

Valmont l’Elixir des Glaciers Essence of Bees Masque Majestueux Votre Visage combines honey, propolis, royal jelly and beeswax, all sourced in Switzerland. The mask activates once it’s massaged onto skin, and leaves it feeling noticeably softer.

Shea Moisture‘s Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Line is enriched with Manuka honey, known for boosting growth and adding shine to hair by deeply nourishing it.