Honey, A Precious Floral Nectar

Recognized since ancient times as a substance of extraordinary powers, honey is more than ever at the heart of our beauty treatments, like L’Occitane’s new Shea Butter & Honey collection. Rich in sugars and vitamins, this delicate nectar from flowers provide endless softness and vitality to the most sensitive skins.
By Mélissa Darré

An Ancient Beauty Secret

Already in Antiquity, apitherapy was widely practiced by people around the world for purposes as much therapeutic, as dietary or cosmetic. The Egyptians, Romans and Chinese particularly made powerful allies of products from the beehive, whose benefits are enjoyed through the various facets of everyday life.

Alongside propolis, pollen, royal jelly and venom, honey has survived the centuries, seducing ever more fans with its natural and accessible formula, and becoming an essential in any beauty routine. Formerly diluted in the bath to nourish and soften the skin, this generous substance today is adapted to the most elaborate treatments, thanks to its multiple properties.

An Ancient Beauty Secret
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The Ingredient of a Thousand Virtues

And for good reason, beyond its rich, sweet taste widely appreciated in the kitchen, honey has unexpected qualities. Its composition rich in glucose, fructose and various trace elements proves to be, first of all, extremely energizing. Easily assimilated by the body, it is used by athletes to quickly recover their strength.

Furthermore, by direct application to a wound, its high moisture content and acidic pH hinder the growth of bacteria while stimulating healing and the formation of healthy tissue. This healing power has long earned it a reputation as an antibiotic and antiseptic for gently treating external wounds, but also internal ailments.

The Ingredient of a Thousand Virtues
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An Incomparable Moisturizer

So many rejuvenating qualities which, combined with extreme moisturizing action, easily explain the success of this amazing ingredient in cosmetics. Perfect for pampering the face and the body, honey imparts softness and incomparable smoothness to your skin. A true elixir of youth, it also significantly reduces skin aging through its powerful antioxidants.

A treatment that is both generous and rich in vitamins and which adapts perfectly to the most sensitive skin, imparting purity, softness and tone. In short, the ideal treatment to integrate in to your beauty routine in autumn-winter, for optimum care and protection that maintains a naturally beautiful skin day after day.

An Incomparable Moisturizer
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