Fi sent me three samples of the Wild Fern Manuka honey products to try out.
The three products were:
-Ultra Rich Night Revival Crème
-Gentle Facial Cleanser
-Conditioning hand Crème
All of these products are manufactured in New Zealand by Parrs products. The key ingredient in these products are Active AAH 650+ New Zealand Manuka Honey.
Manuka is a flowering tree native to New Zealand. The honey collected from these flowers is what makes these products different to so many other products on the market.
Manuka honey contains an enzyme that produces hydrogen peroxide, which we all know is an antiseptic. Except for the high antiseptivc and bacterial contents, Manuka honey is also packed with proteins, vitamins and minerals.
AAH stands for Active Antibacterial Antioxidant. The number 650+ is the activity range of the antiseptic value. Ok, so this basically means the Manuka honey is categorised on a scale of numbers from 470-650, and the higher the number, the higher the antibacterial value of the product.
This is how I experienced the products:
Gentle Facial Cleanser
It is a yellow, milky substance that smells like honey. When I squeezed it into my hand it was quite runny and my initial thoughts were oh no, how is this going to clean my face? When I applied it to my face I actually had to eat a huge chunk of my own humble pie, because even though the product is runny, it is extremely moisturising and I simply cannot describe how silky and soft this is on my skin. I was blown away.
It cleansed my face properly, removed all my makeup and left my skin feeling so soft.
Of all three products, this one is by far the superstar.
Ultra Rich night revival crème
This cream has a thick, yellow substance and the smell is sweet but more humbling.
My skin definitely felt more moisturised after use and I woke up with a dewy complexion.
Conditioning hand crème
This cream also is a thick, yellow substance that has the sweet honey smell. Even though it is a thick cream, did it not leave my hands greasy. It absorbed immediately and left my hands hydrated and looking good.
Overall I think these are great products and I would definitely purchase them for my daily skincare routine.
About the author, Leandra Bothma of a Total Loss For Words I am a 32 year old wife, mother, daughter and breast cancer survivor. I am obsessed with beauty and books and if I can smell it, use it, taste it, read it or eat it then I will most probably write about it if it strikes my fancy!
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Editor note: There is a South African distributor for these products but after trying to get in contact to find out where these products are available to purchase, we have had no success. If you are able to assist please email us pout[at]poutperfection.com with the details.
Disclaimer: These products were given at an event for sampling purposes. This has in no way altered our view of the products in anyway.