Harenna - Home Honey Facials!
Most of you know that I came across honey during a family visit to the Ethiopian countryside. 🌴
When we were researching after that, we stumbled across a 2013 article published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology explaining that honey is a supersaturated solution composed mainly of fructose and glucose, and contains skin-loving proteins and amino acids, vitamins, enzymes, and minerals.🧐
Used since ancient civilisations, its antimicrobial properties exert emollient, humectant, and soothing qualities. Its enzymes release natural acne clarifiers, such as flavonoids, hydrogen peroxide and phenolic acid - basically that's some GOOD stuff for your skin.
Antioxidants help accelerate healing and can support the skin’s natural immunity, reinforce the skin’s barrier, as well as help protect the skin from damage and environmental factors. This of course, all depends on the quality of honey obtained and unfortunately, we’re subjected to a lot of processed honey in the western world!
Even though it's definitely a challenge bringing you a high-content raw honey product (shorter shelf lives, logistics, strict storage requirements etc...), we just wouldn't have it any other way as Harenna is a facial treatment powerhouse in her own right!