Clockwise from top: Manuka Doctor Foaming Facial Cleanser* £16.99 // Manuka Doctor Apiclear Skin Treatment Serum* £19.99 // Manuka Doctor Brightening Facial Oil* £19.99
Recently I have been obsessing over skincare products with honey - Liam bought a honey and milk shower gel and I've been hooked ever since. I love the smell and the idea of all the goodness from honey and bees embedding into your skin to nourish and perfect it.
I have seen Manuka Doctor in Holland and Barrett before and I was always intrigued by the products, so when I was offered a opportunity to review some skincare products from Manuka Doctor I was very excited.
Manuka Doctor harnesses the power of high performing ingredients from the hive which is set in the mountains of New Zealand. It offers naturally inspired, scientifically enhanced skincare that is refined, concentrated and 100% bee friendly. Manuka Doctor products deliver genuine benefits for your skin giving you confidence - like for me it's leaving the house with no makeup on.
I decided to go for a complete skincare routine from facial wash to everyday serum so I could really test the results and see what my skincare looked like after two weeks of using the products. Usually, I go for facial washed which are everyday scrubs as well, as I find a scrub gets really deep into my pores and gives me a good clean. I was also very attracted to the brightening oil, as my skin isn't the most even and can get quite patchy, so I wanted to brighten it up a little. The serum promises to clear up spots and help to reduce the look of scars - as I have previously suffered from acne, that product is a good sell for me as I still have spots and scars from acne.
Manuka Doctor Apiclear Foaming Facial Cleanser
This foaming cleanser is clinically proven to significantly improve blemish prone skin in just three weeks. It has a deep cleansing formula which is highly effective at zapping daily impurities and removing makeup to reveal a clear and radiant complexion.
The facial cleanser clears up spots by controlling the build up of toxins, excess sebum production and dead skin cells. Some of the ingredients include Purified Bee Venom (patented to Manuka Doctor) which helps fight breakout of spots; Manuka Honey and Royal Jelly both have proven anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and cell generating properties, whilst honey also brings moisture to the skin.
The wash is soft and gentle on your skin, it feels like a cloud being rubbed all over your face! I really enjoyed using it as my skin didn't feel dry or irritated after the wash - it's very gentle. I have been using this for two weeks and I can see the results, combined with the other two products, my skin is looking a lot clearer. I still have some big spots on my jawline which I think are hormonal, however overall my skin is looking a lot brighter and clearer.
Manuka Doctor Apiclear Skin Treatment Serum
The serum is also clinically proven to improve blemish prone skin in three weeks - with antibacterial Purified Bee Venom, moisturising Manuka honey and Royal Jelly to help fight blemishes.The Apiclear Skin Treatment Serum hydrates and calms the skin, at the same time the Bee Venom in the serum regenerates and protects against free radicals.
I love using this serum after cleansing my face - it feels great on my skin and sinks in very quickly which is why it's great to use in the mornings as well as evenings. The serum works great on sensitive skin as well which is a huge bonus.
Since using the serum with the other Manuka Doctor products, my skin has cleared up lots. Overall, my skin looks less blemished and clearer and feels moisturised and nourished. It feels 'stronger' which is kind of weird but I don't feel like if I touch or rub my skin I will get spots, which is what usually happens. I think this is a fab serum to use in your routine, even if you have other cleansers and moisturisers, this is worth trying out for blemished and spot prone skin.
Manuka Doctor Brightening Facial Oil
This oil is made from a blend of argan, rosehip, Manuka and avocado oils which all help to regenerate and nourish your skin whilst keeping the skin young, fresh and bright. The antioxidants in this blend of oils help protect the skin against damage and improve the skin's flexibility keeping it younger for longer. The Manuka Doctor Brightening Facial Oil is suitable for all skin types so anyone can give this product a go - add a couple of drops into your palm and apply daily under your moisturiser to help hydrate, revitalise and even your skin tone.
I love how this oil is not greasy at all - I can easily apply makeup after I have used this oil, and I use it every day. I feel like my skin is looking brighter and clearer these days, I'm actually very impressed with this oil!
Overall, the Manuka Doctor products which I have tested are absolutely fantastic and I would hands down recommend them to anyone who is looking to clear up their skin. I thoroughly enjoyed using the products and seeing results in just a matter of days - I even decided to sleep with my makeup on one night just so I could test out the products and ensure they actually did work and it wasn't just a fluke. And guess what? My skin was clear and bright again within a day.