The Importance Of Natural Skincare

SheSaid asked Dr Schlothauer, Chief Technology Officer at skincare brand Comvita why it’s so important to use skincare that is free of parabens, mineral oils and sodium lauryl suphates, and why Manuka honey is so beneficial for your skin.

Why it is important to be free from parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulphates and mineral oils?

It’s not so much the harm they do on the skin, it’s the potential toxicity they may have on our health, so choose to err on the side of caution and exclude parabens and sodium lauryl sulfates. Synthetic fragrances are potentially irritating to skin and due to the latest developments in the industry; it is now possible to have a broad range of natural fragrances to choose from.

What can Manuka honey can do for our skin?

Manuka honey has specific properties that can be used to reduce the risk of infection, assist the healing process and protect the wound by creating an anti-bacterial barrier against infection. It provides a natural alternative for woundcare and skincare. Manuka honey is commonly known as a healing honey and has a very high level of anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties.

The special blend of Manuka honey used in Comvita’s HUNI®XA™ is collected from remote locations in the northern part of New Zealand and then incorporated into our skincare products. The Comvita products are efficacious not only because of the percentage of HUNI®XA™ that we use but because *evidence supports that it works by inhibiting the activity of a group of enzymes called MMPs (matrix metalloproteinases) which together, are capable of degrading collagen in the skin. HUNI®XA™ Manuka honey contains effective compounds that help to slow the visible signs of ageing.

Benefits of HUNI®XA™ Manuka honey for your skin include:

MMP inhibitor

High anti-oxidant content

Supports collagen and elastic structure

Reduces skin inflammation

Promotes regeneration of the skin cells for wound healing

Have you ever taken Manuka honey?

Comvita Skincare with HUNI®XA™ Manuka honey has just launched exclusive to David Jones. Comvita, being the world’s largest manufacturer of Manuka honey understands the importance of providing your skin with nutritional elements to nourish, moisture, firm and protect your skin. The skincare range is also free from paraben, sodium lauryl sulphate, synthetic colours and fragrances, mineral oils or GE modified plant materials. Visit www.comvita.com.au for more information.