Manuka honey is one of my favorite beauty product ingredients. I have always had dry skin, especially on my legs, and when I discovered a manuka honey body lotion, I was hooked.
Since then, I have always been on the lookout for other products containing manuka honey. So when I found out about God’s Nectar Manuka Honey Peel, I decided to give it a try. This honey peel comes from Origani, an Australian line of organic skin care products that is making its way to the Philippines. You might also find their products under the brand name Organi, as listed in several beauty reviews like this exclusive Organi Philippines review site.
One thing, though. At P6,700 for every tiny jar of the Manuka Honey Peel, this product isn’t cheap – especially by standards of most beauty products in the Philippines. I have an entire stash of budget-friendly skin care faves that work perfectly well on my skin. But the price is mostly because of the Manuka honey content of the peel.
Manuka honey itself is quite expensive. This special kind of honey is more potent than regular honey, which in itself is a powerful enough ingredient for most beauty products. It is darker, thicker, and earthier than regular honey and has four times its nutritional content.
In fact, it’s so potent for the skin that manuka honey is now being used by the mainstream medical community to treat wounds and burns. And so, even though the price is a little over-the-top, you might want to give it a try.
The Honey Peel comes in a pretty, lime green, glass jar that contains 50 ml of the product. When you open the jar, you get a slight whiff of a heavenly, nectar-y scent, not unlike the smell of Manuka honey. There’s a small, plastic spoon that you use to scoop out a pea-sized amount of the product, which is nice because you don’t have to spoil the entire jar by dipping your dirty fingers in it.
The instructions say to cleanse and tone your face before using the product. Once you’re ready, spoon 1 gram of the Honey Peel and spread it over your face. The product has a gel-like consistency that lets you apply it evenly on the entire face. It is slightly sticky but cool to the skin. Wait for 10 seconds before you start massaging your face with your fingers.
A few seconds into the massage and you’ll feel small, flaky bits of dead skin cells being sloughed off the surface of your skin, kind of like bits of rubber eraser. It can be addictive, but don’t overdo it. Two to three minutes of doing this should be enough. Afterwards, rinse with water and pat dry before applying a moisturizer.
You’ll realize your skin absorbs moisturizer far easier after shedding off the layer of dead skin cells. The result is noticeably smoother, suppler, and brighter skin. If you have a lot of blackheads and whiteheads, you might benefit from this natural Manuka honey peel, especially if your skin is particularly averse to harsher BHA or AHA exfoliators. If you have dry or sensitive skin, this peel can also help reduce redness while digging deep into your skin to get rid of impurities.
Is God’s Nectar Manuka Honey Peel by Origani (Organi) worth it? After trying and reviewing this premium skincare product, and considering you’re only paying around P140 for the product every week for results that are comparable to what you get from a weekly facial, I’d say it is worth the splurge.
Another interesting review on Manuka Honey Peel from Sea of Spa: