THE LAB REPORT™
This Ancient Beauty Secret Is Your Answer to Perfect Skin
RAYYAN, BEAUTY EDITOR | DECEMBER 9, 2020
Most of us are aware of the importance of always arming our skin with the necessities when it comes to our skincare routine. For us at SKINN, that means always having your Non-Negotiables® no matter the season. However, for those new to SKINN or skincare in general, those core skincare steps are: 1.) cleanse, 2.) prep, 3.) hydrate, 4.) treat and 5.) exfoliate. If you’re like me, based on unique concerns and goals, those five steps can quickly turn into 10!
Your skin type, age, concerns, and aspirations are the foundation for your custom skincare needs and with the industry constantly innovating, you may come to discover new holy grail products you simply cannot live without. Sometimes even, we come to learn that the most effective skincare routine starts with a basic and simplistic approach with ingredients that we encounter in our everyday lives or those that have withstood the test of time. In this instance, we’re going to dive into an ingredient, often referred to as a superfood that has been present in history books or perhaps your favorite cup of tea!
This popular ingredient people are raving about currently is Manuka Honey. I’ve rebuilt my regime to consistently include this truly divine innovation, that actually, isn’t so new. It’s been around for centuries, which is why it stars as the hero ingredient across the entire Divine Elixir Collection.
What is Manuka Honey?
Manuka Honey at its core is often touted for its potential anti-bacterial/fungal benefits and given accolades for possibly helping to even abate inflammation while assisting in the wound healing process in some cases. Although we don’t list those as claims in any of our products, a quick Google search on Manuka will quickly yield several articles on just that. Many holistic practitioners and skincare experts speak to its impact on helping to aid those with sensitive skin, eczema, and acne due to its soothing properties.
History documents the use of honey as a part of ancient beauty practices and dates as far back as the Ancient Egyptians. The most noteworthy is Nefertiti, who implemented many natural remedies in her everyday life and honey in her beauty regime. Centuries later, Cleopatra also maintained honey as part of her daily beauty ritual to keep her skin firm and smooth. Today, you can find Manuka Honey in a variety of products, both for skin and body. The Divine Elixir Collection is a pioneer in the space of utilizing this rejuvenating ingredient across its product range and ideal for any skin type or concern.
Here’s how to fit Manuka Honey in your daily routine:
Divine Elixir Luminous Skin Facial Oil
If I were stranded on an island and could only bring 3 things, I’d bring 2 bottles of this facial oil. Truly divine in every sense of the world, a few drops of this oil leaves my skin feeling nourished and radiant. Along with Manuka Honey, this oil also contains Vitamin C which is essential in helping cell turnover, anti-aging benefits, and bringing back that youthful glow of the skin.
Beauty hack: Apply Divine Elixir Luminous Skin Facial Oil all over your skin before your makeup application for a smooth and hydrated base.
You can also pair a couple of drops with the Luminous Skin Mask for an elevated and rich mask experience.
Divine Elixir Luminous Skin Facial Cleansing Oil
I was always hesitant to use oil as a face wash but I took a leap of faith and tried this cleansing oil and honestly, I haven’t looked back since! Truly an immaculate formula that feels both hydrating and cleansing at the same time. To start, apply the oil onto dry skin and disperse it around gently, using your fingertips to remove any build-up and oil from the skin’s surface. Then, just add just a bit of water and watch the oil emulsify work to cleanse.
Beauty hack: use the Divine Elixir Luminous Skin Facial Cleansing Oil to remove eyeliner and mascara without irritating your eyes and leaving your eye area and lashes nourished!
Divine Elixir Luminous Skin Lip Oil
Lip oils are the new gloss and the Divine Elixir Luminous Skin Lip Oil is surely going to become your everyday staple. This treatment oil is packed with Vitamin E for all-day nourishment and comes in two all-natural, beautiful hues so you can go from every day to glam in as easy as a single swipe.
Beauty hack: I like applying the Divine Elixir Luminous Skin Lip Oil in shade Golden as part of my makeup look prep. That way, once I’m ready to apply my lip color, my lips are soft, smooth, and well hydrated.
Shop the Divine Elixir Collection now and experience the full extent of Manuka Honey in this luxurious collection! Make sure you’re subscribed to stay up to date on the latest beauty insights and follow us on Instagram @skinncosmetics and @rayyanumrani!