Manuka Doctor has launched New Zealand’s ﬁrst Puriﬁed Bee Venom skin care collection. As previewed by our US west coast editor Elyse Glickman when Manuka Doctor did the rounds in Hollywood, the range features high-performance concentrated bee venom to create an innovative skin care collection, available for the ﬁrst time in New Zealand after selling out in the UK.
Puriﬁed Bee Venom, or PBV, has been already dubbed as ‘nature’s alternative to Botox’. Puriﬁed Bee Venom is renowned for its anti-bacterial, anti-wrinkle and regenerating beneﬁts which can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scars.
We’ve been testing some of the Manuka Doctor products here at Lucire.
Manuka Doctor ApiClear Balance for troubled skin
ApiClear Foaming Cleanser, 150 ml, NZ$35·75. This is an effective cleanser that helps reveal a more radiant complexion by eliminating daily impurities. The purifying cleanser works to combat the appearance of blemishes by controlling the build up of toxins, excess sebum production and dead skin cells, leaving your skin visibly clearer and calmer.
ApiClear Facial Toner, 150 ml, NZ$35·75. This purifying toner gives a revitalizing sensation, and assists in calming and controlling troubled skin.
ApiClear Facial Moisturizing Lotion, 150 ml, NZ$37·75. A light and nutritious emulsion that quickly absorbs and hydrates the skin. It enhances skin’s innate shine, while maintaining an optimal balance of the skin’s oil and moisture levels.
ApiClear Skin Treatment Serum, 30 ml, NZ$39·75. A lightweight, oil-free serum that provides relief and helps reﬁne the skin’s texture. Its super-hydrating properties assist with cell regeneration and reducing the appearance of ﬁne lines and scars.
ApiClear Skin Ease Repair Gel, 25 ml, NZ$17·50. A repairing and cooling gel with propolis that aids itchy skin conditions. This lightweight gel is rapidly absorbed, leaving no stick residue.
ApiClear Blemish Cream, 25 ml, NZ$17·50. A non-greasy cream with propolis, witchhazel, vitamin E and UMF 18+ manuka honey to help keep blemishes under control. This targeted spot treament cools as it repairs, providing a topical antiseptic solution.
Manukau Doctor Apinourish—protect and moisturize
ApiNourish Rejuvenating Face Mask, 50 ml, NZ$84·95. A deep penetrating skin renewal treatment that nurtures cell regeneration and assists with the renewal of damaged skin cells. This intensive regenerative mask helps reduce the appearance of ﬁne lines, wrinkles and scars, offering what some are calling a natural alternative to Botox: the bee sting therapy.
ApiNourish Foot and Heel Cream, 75 g, NZ$19·75. A rich, hydrating moisturizing cream with peppermint and shea butter to provide a cooling and refreshing remedy for dry and swollen feet.
ApiNourish Repairing Skin Cream, 50 ml, NZ$47·50. This lightweight non-greasy cream delivers a perfect balance of intense hydration and puriﬁed nutrients that accelerate skin regeneration, in turn, repairing the skin’s natural balance and assisting in the reduction on the appearance of ﬁne lines and scarring.
Also available from Manuka Doctor are Apirevive Antiseptic Gel, Lozenges, Throat Spray and Rub Ease Balm, ApiWellness UMF Manuka Honey, UMF 5+ Manuka Honey with Ginger, UMF 5+ Manuka Honey with Alœ Vera, UMF 5+ Manuka Honey with Lemon, and UMF 5+ Manuka Honey with Glucosamine.—Tania Naidu