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Add a little sweetness to your beauty routine with our favourite honey-infused beauty products

This story was originally published in September 9, 2020 and updated on February 17, 2022.

A traditional ingredient in ancient medicine, honey in its raw and non-processed form contains the most potent enzymes packed with antioxidants, antibacterial and healing properties. Over the years, the world has tapped into honey's unique texture and rejuvenating abilities to help solve the biggest skin and hair concerns, such as acne, eczema and dull skin. 

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Here are our top picks for honey-infused products to add to your beauty routine. 

1. Guerlain Abeille Royale Advanced Youth Watery Oil

Formulated with the nourishing properties Ouessant black bee honey only recently discovered by Guerlain’s beekeeping and scientific research team, the Advanced Youth Watery Oil is a revolutionary addition to their Abeille Royale line. With a truly unique texture of rich oil and smooth lotion, it leaves the skin truly relaxed and radiant.

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2. Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask

Infused with a blend of honey, propolis (an antispetic found in beehives) and amino acid-rich royal jelly, this warming face masks promotes skin renewal and prevents dry skin. A consistent bestseller at Sephora, it also contains vitamin B and glycerin for optimal moisturisation.

However, note that due to the potency of the formula, the mask may not be suitable for sensitive skin.

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3. Sunday Riley A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum

This advanced-strength retionid serum delivers a powerful combination of Hawaiian white honey, cactus extract, ginger, blue-green algae and potent retinoid blends. It is the ultimate solution for dull and damaged skin.

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4. Laura Mercier Créme Brülée Soufflé Body Créme

This silky smooth crème is enriched with vitamins A, C and E to restore nourishment to skin, while protecting it from the drying effects of the environment. The lightly-whipped, rich cream also contains grape seed and rice bran oils, vanilla extract, sweet almond as well as honey to provide the essential moisture without leaving a greasy feeling.

Plus, it smells like a heavenly combination of warm caramel, spun sugar and French vanilla bean.

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5. I'm From Honey Mask

A sustainable beauty newcomer from South Korea, I’m From’s star range revolves around the honey from the Hamyang Wolpyeong Village in Mount Jiri—harvested only once a year and formulated into the Honey Glow Queen complex to soothe and hydrate distressed skin. Our favourite product from the affordable range is the honey mask for its velvety texture and intoxicating aroma for a luxurious at-home spa experience.

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6. Fresh Crème Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask

Best for dry skin, this nourishing face mask contains almost 40 per cent honey and it melts right into the skin to improve loss of firmness and elasticity, dryness as well as reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Rich in natural sugars, the honey helps to retain moisture for up to six hours without leaving a sticky residue.

It’s also infused with sea buckthorn oil that is rich in moisturising omegas and protective antioxidants. The presence of shea butter hydrates and nourishes the skin while vitamin E supports anti-ageing. The formula is further enriched with echinacea, a powerful antioxidant used for centuries to help skin recover from environmental stress. 

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7. Gisou Honey-Infused Hair Oil

This multipurpose hair oil is the secret to Gisou founder and beauty influencer Negin Mirsalehi’s voluminous and luscious curls. It can be used before or after styling the hair or as a hydrating hair mask and overnight treatment.

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8. Lancôme Miel-En-Mousse Foaming Cleansing Makeup Remover

This two-in-one foaming face cleanser and make-up remover is formulated with acacia honey. The honey-like texture captures make-up and impurities, and once emulsified with water, transforms into a velvety mousse, leaving skin feeling cleansed and soft.

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9. Allies Of Skin Molecular Multi-Nutrient Day Cream

This potent day cream is supercharged with eight hydrators, 10 antioxidants and a 12.5 per cent nutrient complex to firm and moisturise skin while providing potent anti-pollution protection. Among the nourishing ingredients is natural Manuka honey. 

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