Today I wanted to cover the Manuka Doctor Apiclear range. Unfortunately my skin has been having a bit of a meltdown the past few weeks (coming off the pill, diet changes and a little emotional stress - fun! - note the sarcasm), so understandably I have been looking for something to clear it up and get it back on track. I was doing some research and noticed my reality girl crush Millie Mackintosh singing the praises of the Manuka Doctor Apiclear range - reason enough for me to be intrigued! These products are packed with Purified Bee Venom which is renowned for its anti-bacterial, anti-wrinkle and regenerating properties and UMF 18+ Manuka Honey which is unique to New Zealand and known for its anti-bacterial benefits.
I have been using the following products for the past couple of weeks. It’s also worth noting that due to the ingredients they advise you do a patch test before going full steam ahead and using everything as some people may be allergic. I think this is a pretty good thing to do anyway when trying new products as you never know how your skin will react and you don’t want to make it worse if it’s already flaring up.
Foaming Cleanser - this feels super creamy but doesn’t overly ‘lather’ up (I was being quite sparing with the amount I used each time though). I liked the scent of this, some people might find it a bit medical but it felt zingy (there’s that bee venom kicking in) on application. However, my skin didn’t feel tight or too stripped of moisture after using it. Avoid the eye and mouth area when using this as it might irritate.
Skin toner - again quite zingy on application to the skin but I felt like my skin tightened and firmed up (in a good way) after using this and pores seemed less visible. It also improved the redness and inflammation of blemishes and spots.
Skin moisturiser lotion - lovely and light to use and absorbed quickly into my skin. I noticed an improvement on blemishes and redness after a couple of days and after using the whole range for 2 weeks my skin is improving.
I think this is a great range to try if you have troubled skin and are also looking for a more natural skincare range. It’s all dermatologically tested and has no parabens or SLS and with the added anti-ageing properties I think this is a great all rounder!
(Note: I did top this up with some SPF 15 each day to protect my skin when outside.)