Ingredient Name: Honey
What is it? Honey is a thick, sweet liquid produced by honeybees and made up of proteins, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, fructose, and glucose. For thousands of years, from the time of the ancient Greeks to the modern day, honey has been used for a multitude of skin issues. Countless studies have proven honey to be a powerful therapeutic agent able to support wound healing, fight bacterial infections, ease acne, soothe psoriasis, and moisturize the skin.
Why do we use it? We use honey in the Mother of All Creams to calm and nourish irritated skin while restoring its function.
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