Newly Launched – On The Spot natural skincare range for problematic skin !
“Scientifically shown to inhibit the bacteria associated with conditions such as acne.”
• All Natural Ingredients
• American Vegetarian Association Approved
• Paraben Free
• NO Preservatives
• NO GMO
• NO Nano Technology
• NO Animal Testing
• Gentle & Effective on ALL skin types
At last it’s here! We have listened to our members and we are proudly launching our ALL natural, preservative free, On The Spot Manuka & Kanuka Honey problem skin range.
Our team have worked really hard to develop a range of products that effectively eliminate bad bacteria in the affected areas, without compromising the good surrounding skin. As well as ensuring that we use potent, effective natural ingredients we were mindful that we also needed to incorporate zero waste skincare. We have had our products independently validated by Trinity Laboratories as well as conducting independent clinical trials on people with problem skin. We are so excited to bring these products to you and would love you to share your problem skin journey with us.
We often get asked about why we use honey in our products and why it needs to be medical grade, firstly using honey as a remedy for common health concerns is certainly not new and dates back at least 4000 years. Honey has many specific physical and chemical characteristics making it effective in treating some medical conditions. Raw honey from the hive can cause an inflammatory response due to the impurities that may be present from the bees themselves and the hives. Medical grade honey (which we use at Au Natural Skinfood) is made by sterilizing raw honey in a two-step process involving filtration and irradiation.
Au Natural Skinfood has combined Kanuka Honey with Active 16+ Manuka Honey bringing the very best of the honey that our New Zealand worker bees can offer, directly to your skin. Honey is a natural skin moisturizer.
Research around the active ingredients in Kanuka Honey indicate that it contains more of the beneficial compounds called arabinogalactans (AGPs) than any other New Zealand Honey. AGPs aid in the repair of inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, eczema, rosacea and cold sores, making Kanuka Honey a very valuable ingredient in topical skincare application.Applying Kanuka Honey directly onto external wounds, will draw healing fluids and key nutrients to the affected area, promoting rapid, gentle healing and regrowth of underlying tissues.
Unlike Manuka, Kanuka may also be able to stimulate an immune system response, which may make it effective in fighting off infection. Hydrogen peroxide, along with other compounds in Kanuka Honey, helps kill off bacteria, treat fungal infections, and reduce inflammation. Because it’s a natural substance, it tends to have fewer side effects compared to other treatment options such as antibiotics. It also provides a natural barrier to prevent re-infection of wounds.
Kanuka Honey is relatively new as an ingredient for skincare products, unlike synthetically bleach-based treatments, which tend to dry out the skin, Kanuka Honey is naturally moisturising and leaves the skin in better condition.
New Zealand Active 16+ Manuka Honey is renowned for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties, powerful anti-aging and healing qualities. Its additional bioactive components make it distinct from other honeys. It is rich in carbohydrates, proteins, amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins B & C, minerals, antioxidants and sugars. Together they provide nutrition, enhance skin cell repair and renewal, and promote collagen production. Our independent scientific research has shown that Active 16+ Manuka Honey enhances skin cell renewal by more than 80% compared to other natural skincare products. High levels of antioxidants slow the skin's oxidation process and protect the skin’s natural barrier from damage caused by free radicals and UV rays. As a humectant, it attracts water within the skin, improving moisture and hydration levels and helping to improve skin texture. By drawing healing fluids and nutrition to damaged tissue it heals scar tissue.
We know that prebiotics are found in Manuka Honey, these prebiotics encourage the growth of good bacteria on our skin and help to manage bad bacteria. NZ Manuka honey has many healing properties. With this knowledge our team has decided to use this key ingredient in concentrated levels in our new On The Spot range.
Our products are carefully designed to strengthen your skins barrier function, so that you can use our own skins natural defence system, as nature intended, to fight environmental damage.
When you combine our two hero ingredients with Salicylic Acid, naturally occurring from the bark of willow trees and widely used as an FDA approved safe and effective acne drug product, organic Evening Primrose Oil, rich in essential fatty acids amazing for skins in need of repair and New Zealand Glacial Clay from ancient volcanic ash helping to remove and absorb toxins from the skin, you have a winning formula.
Managing Problem Skin
Problem skin is not uniquely associated with teens. According to any studies, pimples and blackheads can pop up at any age. Whether it’s genetic, your diet, environment or stress that’s to blame, you do not have to suffer helplessly.
Problematic skin can be incredibly frustrating sometimes just making a few simple changes can make a really big difference :
• Drink more water.
• Change your pillowcase every day.
• Warm compress towel your skin every cleanse, correctly extract your pustules followed by toning and moisturizing.
• Blue light treatments from your local beauty clinic can greatly reduce infection and inflammation.
Our Three NEW On The Spot Products Are:
• Concentrated Manuka & Kanuka honey with organic glycerine.
• Deeply cleansing whilst reducing redness and controlling bacteria.
• Focused on problematic and compromised skins.
This natural gentle gel cleanser with powerful ingredients will gradually unclog pores, reduce the size of existing blackheads and slow the formation of new ones. The hydrogen peroxide in the Kanuka leaf oil combined with the Manuka honey is the perfect combination for treating the acne causing bacteria called p. acnes. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that help to address inflammation, which is thought to be the primary cause of spots.
How to use
Apply by first wetting your face with warm water, then lather your cleanser over your face, massage slowly over your face neck and décolleté, remove gently with a warm compress towel, if you have excess make up left behind, repeat the cleanse. Some of the important problem skin fighting ingredients will stay behind, but the cleansing agents, as well as built-up oil, dead skin cells, make-up and bacteria, will be rinsed off your skin.
• Concentrated Manuka & Kanuka honey with organic evening primrose oil.
• Gently manages the skins barrier function, reducing redness and protects from infection.
• Focused on controlling problematic and compromised skins.
Having oily/problematic skin and being diligent about moisturising may seem a bit counterintuitive, however you do need to moisturise, even if you have acne. Problem skin teenagers need to moisturise to keep their skin barrier healthy. The skin barrier can become damaged from drying acne products and medications. This natural skin moisturizer is comfortable to wear, calming on the skin and loaded with great inflammatory, antimicrobial and antibacterial ingredients designed to be effective in controlling breakouts and restoring the skins natural barrier strength.
How to use
Apply to a cleansed and toned skin morning and night, wait 10 minutes prior to applying make-up and choose a dry sunblock (mineral powder) to protect the skin during the day and prevent scarring.
A quick and effective way to target those pesky spots
• Concentrated Manuka & Kanuka honey, salicylic acid and New Zealand glacial clay.
• Designed to naturally target problem skin gently and effectively.
• Deeply cleansing, reduce redness and aid in the healing process.
This natural spot treatment can quickly and effectively aid in the skins healing process, naturally shrinking existing spots and helping to prevent scars from forming. This is a potent product without that works hard to unblock pores and treat problematic skin gently, promoting natural repair without irritation.
How to use
Apply after clean spot extraction at night and leave on all night, remove in the morning with a warm compress towel.
For T Zone blackheads/ Rosacea, apply to the problem area every day for 10 days, leave on for 10-30 minutes and then remove with a warm compress towel and follow with your moisturiser.
Brings blood to the surface of the skin, allowing a flushing – Micro-damage = Micro-repair effect, allowing collagen and elastin to restore skin health. Effective acne spot gel.
New fearlessly healthy skin
We know how using a new product especially if you have problem skin, can be so very challenging. Please be assured that this is a not a solo journey and we are here for you, we love hearing from our members and “skin” is our thing, no question is a dumb question, just ask!
If you are looking to DETOX from chemical beauty and consider zero waste skin care, then take a look at our 12-week skin detox challenge where we walk with you on your journey to clean beauty.
Co- Founder Au Natural Skinfood