Here’s Why We’re Loving Honey in Our Skincare

Not just for drizzling on your pancakes and green tea!

Published On Mar 18, 2024 | Updated On Mar 18, 2024


Dealing with dry, dehydrated skin or seeking that natural lit-from-within glow? Then honey could be the ingredient you need in your skincare routine. 

Honey is a natural humectant which essentially means that it draws moisture from the air and retains it in the skin, helping plump it up. This dose of hydration it provides lends the skin a fresh feeling and suppleness. It also makes fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable. Interestingly, what many don’t know is honey also contains natural antioxidants that fight free radicals, therefore helping delay the signs of premature aging! 


Now we’re not saying that you need to slather it all over your face and skin – there’s a whole bunch of really good skincare and haircare products out there that are infused with honey. In fact, beauty brands are even launching entire ranges dedicated to this bee-utiful natural product! Read on to know more. 

If you enjoy luxurious whipped body butters, this one is infused with soy milk and honey in shea butter and jojoba butter. It absorbs quickly into the skin to moisturize it and provide rich hydration. Not only is it indulgent but its air-whipped texture feels light and non-greasy on the skin. 

Looking to gently exfoliate? Then try this finely-milled face and body polish that is made with natural ingredients like raw honey, pineapple enzymes, coconut flour, willow bark, whole milk & turmeric, all which together help you achieve smoother, softer skin. It also helps getting rid of tans giving way to brighter, more radiant skin. 

Specially created for very dry and sensitive skin, this collection of products comes with the comforting and soothing properties of honey. This range – including a lip balm, face cleanser, cleansing gel, body scrub, hand cream – stands out with its velvety textures that melt into the skin and leave behind delectable scents. 

While the whole foundation of this beauty brand is built on the goodness of honey, their hair oil is probably their most famous and well-loved product. But what can honey do for hair? Rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants, honey maintains the hair’s natural moisture balance, resulting in healthy, soft, and smoother hair with a silky shine. This oil is enriched with honey and oil blends and its clinically proven formulation instantly hydrates, boosts shine, and controls frizz. 


It’s no news that our hands are one of the most exposed body parts that deal with all sorts of environmental aggressors, so it only makes sense to pick a hydrating hand wash. This one from Himaira is formulated with nourishing ingredients like honey, almond oil and glycerine that leave hands feeling clean, moisturized, and pleasantly scented with the aroma of almonds & honey. 

This Bee Lovely collection, consisting of an all-over balm, a bath & shower gel, bee lovely body lotion, hand wash, lip balm and a hand cream, is expertly crafted with honey, beeswax, propolis and uplifting organic orange essential oil. In fact, 3 per cent of sales from this range goes to charities that help protect this humble, vital insect. 

Packed with antioxidant-rich, ultra-hydrating buckwheat honey and plant-based ceramides this ceramide face moisturizer helps replenish dry, distressed skin and renews its appearance for a dewy, healthy-looking glow. It also has shea butter and vitamin E that help lock in moisture. 

This product combines two much-loved traditional ingredients – honey and malai – and offers them up in the form of a face wash that deeply nourishes skin. It is also Made Safe Certified and is therefore, free of any toxins and harmful chemicals. The Honey Malai range also includes a honey malai face cream, oil-free moisturizer, and nourishing cold cream.

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