At Honey&CoCo, we have sourced premium ingredients that have been inspired by nature and created to nurture. That’s why Sarrasin Honey is at the core of our skincare rituals.
Honey has been used throughout history as a topical treatment to improve and enhance the skin. Civilizations throughout time, from the Mesopotamians to the Romans, used honey for beauty treatments and to restore the skin’s natural glow. As recently as World War 1, before the discovery of penicillin, Field Medics used it as a treatment for burns and cuts to stave off infections. Below are a few more time-tested examples that show how versatile honey can be for treating a multitude of skin issues:
- Soothing Acne and Eczema:Because of its anti-fungal properties you can use honey as a cleanser to help prevent certain types of breakouts.¹
- Skin Cleansing and Exfoliation: Because of its peroxidase action, honey is naturally antibacterial. It’s works great as a cleanser, used for removing dirt and debris from pores ². What makes it a great cleanser, also makes it awesome as a gentle, natural chemical exfoliator!
- Scar Remediation: Honey contains trace amounts of hydrogen peroxide. This might give it mild lightening properties, which is particularly helpful when it comes to resolving pesky post-acne marks and hyperpigmentation³.
- Skin Hydration: Honey draws moisture into the skin from the air. Applying honey on the face is a great way to keep your skin hydrated, glowing, fresh, and supple at all times.⁴
Getting the best results depends on the quality and type of honey used, and if you haven’t heard of Sarrasin Honey, you definitely need to read on!
Our locally and sustainably sourced Sarrasin Honey⁵ has elevated antioxidant polyphenol levels, and gentle, yet effective, peroxidase, anti-viral, antibacterial activity⁶. This combination makes it perfect for cleansing, nourishing and protecting skin.
By comparison, honey derived from Alfalfa, Clover, or natural Wildflowers only show about 1/10th the same enzymatic activity as Sarrasin Honey. The only other honey that has similar properties is Manuka Honey, which has been used in New Zealand for skincare and medical applications for hundreds of years.
Since Manuka Honey can only be sourced from the Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) plant, which only grow in New Zealand and some parts of Australia, sourcing high-quality, pure and sustainable Manuka Honey is quite difficult.
By comparison, our Sarrasin Honey is sourced from naturally growing, sustainable buckwheat blossoms. In fact, by using Sarrasin Honey as our base ingredient, Honey & CoCo products are up to 90% more carbon efficient than similar products containing Manuka Honey!
On a final note: We’ve been customer testing and improving our products for over two years, and we are excited to finally bring our incredible, Sarrasin Honey-infused products to the market. We look forward to the opportunity to help you cleanse, nourish and restore your skin’s natural beauty through our simple, effective 5-Step Skincare Ritual.
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¹ Moussa A, Noureddine D, Saad A, Abdelmelek M, Abdelkader B. Antifungal activity of four honeys of different types from algeria against pathogenic yeast: candida albicans and rhodotorula sp. Asian Pac J Trop Biomed. 2012;2(7):554-557. doi:10.1016/S2221-1691(12)60096-3
² Ahmed S, Sulaiman SA, Baig AA, et al. Honey as a potential natural antioxidant medicine: an insight into its molecular mechanisms of action. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2018;2018:8367846. doi:10.1155/2018/8367846
³ Brudzynski K. A current perspective on hydrogen peroxide production in honey. A review. Food Chem. 2020 Dec 1;332:127229. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2020.127229
⁴ Burlando B, Cornara L. Honey in dermatology and skin care: a review. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2013;12(4):306-313. doi:10.1111/jocd.12058
⁵ Sarrasin Honey is commonly known as Buckwheat Honey