Skin Clear Manuka Cream We love the manuka tree. Perhaps not the prettiest in the world, but tough, resilient, and good to us. From the partnership with bees, manukas give us wonderful manuka honey. From its leaves we get manuka oil, an ancient home remedy; we use its wood to smoke meats, and the white or pink flowers to decorate our homes.
It was 20 years ago that we first thought of combining manuka honey with manuka oil in a cream to be used as spot treatment. Immediate success among family and friends! Times go by, ideas evolve, and today we have the latest version of our Manuka Honey and Manuka Oil Skin Clear Crème. The basics are the same: pure, raw, unpasteurized manuka honey (now 20+ from the East Cape) and pure, steam-distilled, manuka oil. And, as always, we add botanicals from New Zealand and the world.
From New Zealand we use Kawakawa and Harakeke. Kawakawa is a traditional Maori remedy for a number of ailments, including some skin conditions. Harakeke is a great for everything traditional plant, used for clothing, Kete baskets, ropes, fishing lines. The Harakeke leaf juice is used as skin disinfectant.
From China we chose the Burdock Root, a mineral-rich root used traditionally for skin blemishes. From the U.S., Thyme gives us astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. From Western Canada, Aspen Bark is a natural preservative that allow us to lower the concentration of synthetic preservatives.
As our product has evolved, so have the dedicated and loyal users. At first only people with acne used this cream. Now, many people without any skin problem use our Skin Clear Cream as both day and night crème.
Remember that another version of this product (SCOS) is ideal for oily skin.
Key ingredients: Manuka Honey and Manuka Oil
Synergistic additions: Kawakawa, Harakeke, Burdock Root, Thyme, Rosemary, Lemongrass, Turmeric, Black Willow Bark, Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Shea Butter, Neem Oil
A product made faithfully following the NZ Fusion philosophy:
Directions: The strong aroma of this cream arises from manuka oil and it dissipates within minutes of application. This is a highly concentrated cream, meant to be used only in small amounts. Apply twice daily on clean skin, massaging upwards and concentrating on problematic areas. Complementary products are the NZ Fusion Botanicals Manuka Cleanser and Toner. Avoid scratching, squeezing or picking your blemished skin. Avoid rubbing your face excessively after washing and pat dry. Avoid using oily moisturizers or make-up. Keep yourself healthy - eat healthy balanced meals, drink plenty of water and exercise regularly. See your doctor for all necessary treatments.
Safety warning: External use only. Do not use if allergic to honey, manuka oil or tea tree oil. Test first by applying a small amount on the inside of an elbow and waiting 72 hours. Do not use if irritation occurs. Avoid the eye area. Do not use in children under 12 or during pregnancy.
Ingredients: Aloe (Aloe Barbadensis), Leaf Juice*, Kawakawa (Macropiper Excelsum) Essential Water, Coconut (Cocos Nucifera) Oil*, Grape (Vitis Vinifera) Seed Oil, Honey (Manuka 20+), Lactobacillus/Salix Alba Bark Ferment Filtrate, Emulsifying Wax NF, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Organic Shea (Butyrospermum Parkii) Butter, Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) Extract, Burdock (Arctium Lappa) Root Extract, Manuka (Leptospermum Scoparium) Leaf Oil, Harakeke (Phormium Tenax) Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Polyaspartate, Bergamot (Citrus Bergamia) Oil, Roman Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis) Distillate, Sweet Almond (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis) Oil, Niacimide, Lemongrass (Cymbopogon Flexuosus) Oil*, Aspen (Populus Adenopoda) Bark Extract, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Zinc Oxide, Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) Root Extract*, Diheptyl Succinate, Capryloyl Glycerin (*organic ingredient - 73% organic)