Face & Body Care


Why you need the new Manuka Honey & Quince Duo as part of your routine


Our brand-new Manuka Honey & Quince duo, featuring a beautifully fragrant moisturising gel and a luxurious body wash, combine three key ingredients that lovingly work together to nourish and moisturise your skin. But why should these new products become a staple part of your routine?

Let’s start by looking at the wonder ingredient that is Manuka Honey. It is rich in nutrients, vitamins, amino acids and minerals that help to support skin health and combat free radical damage. Its rise to fame first began in the 1980s, when its superior antibacterial and antimicrobial properties were discovered. Since then it has become widely used in many cosmetic and skincare products to help treat a variety of skin complaints. It works as a humectant, drawing vital moisture into the skin, which in turn helps to hydrate, moisturise, nourish, rejuvenate the skin, all the while restoring its natural glow. As if this alone wasn’t enough, it also supports anti-ageing by inhibiting a group of enzymes, known as MMP which destroy collagen, and any ingredient that can help to protect our precious collagen supplies is always a plus!

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If these weren’t reasons enough to love this wonder ingredient, the Manuka used within these products has 10+ UMF rating (its Unique Manuka Factor), this relates to the natural activity of the manuka honey, which can only be derived from the Manuka shrub, harnessed throughout history by the Maori for its numerous beneficial properties. The UMF mark also certifies that the honey has had to pass certain tests to check its quality. Unlike other types of honey- the MG properties in the honey continue to work regardless if the product is exposed to heat or sterilisation making it the perfect ingredient for skincare, and one that we are very proud to be able to include in these two amazing products.

Coveted throughout the ages, quince boasts an extensive list of benefits when used within your skincare routine, containing high levels of vitamin A, E and C, all of which help to control inflammation and improve the health and appearance of your skin. In the current climate, we are all becoming more aware of the damage free radicals can have to our skin. It’s encouraging to hear that quince contains Poly-phenolic compounds that offer antioxidant support in the skin, neutralizing and eliminating free radicals which cause the mutation or death of the cells. Quince, can also aid in slowing down the aging process, helping your skin to remain youthful.

The final key ingredient within these products is Glycerin. Glycerin itself does naturally occur within your body. Over the last few years there have been several negative claims made about the use of Glycerin within skincare products, however since then studies have shown that Glycerin is a natural and perfectly safe ingredient to use on your skin, which we are delighted about as it brings a multitude of benefits.

To start with, it helps to lock moisture into your skin, without blocking your pores which is a huge benefit, especially for those prone to oily skin. It also has the ability to penetrate the skin and bind essential ingredients to the surface of the skin. These three superb ingredients are all a part of the new Manuka Honey & Quince collection, starting with the Body Wash and the Moisturising Gel.

The Body Wash itself is a beautifully indulgent wash, that is infused with the sweet scent of pear and is tinged with luxurious honey. Delivering a thick, nourishing foam for a lavish shower experience, it will leave your skin feeling soft and soothed. This product can be used by those with delicate, stressed or mature skin, and can also be used by all members of the family, though we can understand if you’d rather keep this just for yourself!
The Moisturising Gel, can either be used as part of your post-shower routine, or as a standalone product, containing the goodness of manuka honey and quince, it really helps to soothe the skin and leave it deeply hydrated. You can use this on your body or face, and it contains the same wonderfully indulgent fragrance as the body wash, giving you an instant lift upon use.
Here at SBC HQ, these products have become instant favourites, they’re just what you need to give your skincare routine a fresh indulgent boost, as we step out of winter and into spring.

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