Honey for skin sounds delicious, but it’s also one of the best skincare ingredients to add to your routine. With so many products out there that contain honey and propolis for skin, I want to help you find the ones that’ll work for you. This is why I’ve selected the 23 best honey and propolis-infused skincare products for different skin types and needs you can buy online.
1. Farmacy Honeymoon Glow AHA Resurfacing Night Serum with Hydrating Honey + Gentle Flower Acids
My love for gentle acids knows no bounds, but pairing it with honey, propolis extract, and royal jelly extract makes me want to do a little dance. It is a lightly exfoliating serum that helps slough away dead skin and improve skin texture with long-term use. In the short term it is exceedingly hydrating with a range of humectants including the aforementioned honey. It also contains soothing willow bark extract and a whole range of antioxidant-rich plant oils and extracts. It could work for all skin types, to make the skin soft, luminous, and clear. Buy it from Sephora!
2. Kiehl’s Since 1851 Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream
This new moisturizer from Kiehl’s is light yet non-greasy. It has a unique gel-cream texture that sinks into the skin in seconds, which is great for oily skin or layering if you have dry skin. It contains manuka honey for its hydrating and antibacterial properties, as well as antioxidant-rich shea butter, acne-fighting salicylic acid, and energizing ginseng. It comes with a unique press and slide dispenser that keeps the product fresh. Get it at Nordstrom!
3. CosRx Honey Ceramide Full Moisture Cream
This is a richer moisturizer that is perfect for those with normal and dry skin. This creamy formula has a honey extract base for intense hydration, but it also contains barrier-improving ceramide 3, vitamin E-rich sunflower oil, and a ton of great humectants. It’s a fragrance-free formula that will also suit sensitive skin. Order it from Revolve!
4. Hey Honey Don’t Miss A Spot Propolis Cleansing Foam
When a brand is dedicated to crafting products with honey-derived ingredients you know the offerings will be pretty good. This gentle, sulfate-free cleansing foam will work for all skin types to remove impurities and excess oils while keeping the skin feeling fresh and soft. It contains propolis extract as well as some gorgeous plant extracts to nourish the skin. It is sold at Ulta.
5. Lancôme Tonique Confort Re-Hydrating Comforting Toner with Acacia Honey
This is a super hydrating toner you can use before serums or moisturizers to get your skin feeling extra supple. It contains a whole range of humectants including honey to give the skin that soothing touch. The formula also contains sweet almond protein for additional fortification. It will work for all skin types. You can purchase it from Sephora.
6. Sunday Riley A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum
Because honey is mild it pairs well with powerful skin actives, including retinoids. This formula includes a few different retinoids that work together to retexturize the skin and fix problems associated with acne and extrinsic aging without irritating it. It also contains the aforementioned honey to soothe and hydrate the skin, as well as super antioxidant CoQ10. You can use it no matter your skin type. Find it at Nordstrom!
7. Feeling Beautiful Manuka Honey & Tea Tree Oil Foaming Clay
This powerful mask is made for those with oily and acne-prone skin. It contains bentonite and kaolin clay to deeply purify and cleanse the pores. It has a foaming effect that tingles a bit, so don’t leave it on for too long. The honey helps to counter the drying effects of the clay, while tea tree oil helps target the acne bacteria. Pick it up from Ulta!
8. Pevonia Botanica Soothing Propolis Concentrate
This super gentle concentrate is made with propolis extract as its main ingredient to quickly calm the skin. It is a simple formula that also includes a bit of hydrating glycerin and soothing lavender essential oil. You can use it only when necessary or make it part of your daily skin care, no matter your skin type. It is sold through Dermstore.
9. Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask
This golden mask is as luxurious as can be. It is extremely moisturizing, especially when used in the shower, because it is loaded with glycerin, panthenol, and honey for skin. It also contains soothing propolis extract and royal jelly. It has a slight warming effect that might not work for those with sensitive skin. Pick it up from Sephora!
10. Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Honey Mask
Yet another mask that combines the hydrating effects of honey for skin with the purifying effects of clay. It also contains charcoal to really pull impurities from deep within the pore. Honey works in tandem with butylene glycol to keep the skin hydrated and prevent irritation, while caffeine has a firming effect. Grab it from Nordstrom!
11. Eve Lom Rescue Mask
If you have oily or congested skin, this honey mask is for you. It is made with kaolin clay and almond meal to exfoliate the skin and unclog the pores. While they work at resurfacing the skin, honey pulls moisture into it and soothes any redness associated with acne or sensitivity. You can use this mask once or twice a week for brighter, clearer skin. You can order it from Net-a-Porter.
12. Pulse+GLO Honey Sheet Masks 10 Pack
Honey and sheet masks are a match made in heaven. The skin-restoring and antioxidant effects of propolis are combined here with centella asiatica extract and vitamin C to make a mask that is hydrating, brightening, and soothing. These masks can be used alone to rejuvenate any skin type, but they are actually made to go with Pulse+Glo’s electric device. Get it through Revolve!
13. BECCA Skin Love Glow Elixir
This super light serum will work all day to pull moisture into the skin. It contains vitamin C to give antioxidant protection all day long, and a very high amount of healing and hydrating honey for skin. There is a whole range of natural extracts in the blend that offer more soothing and anti-aging effects. It is made specifically to go under makeup, but we’d like it any time of day. Buy it at Sephora!
14. Skinfood Royal Honey Essential Emulsion
Made with a ton of honey for skin, this non-greasy moisturizer gives thorough hydration without looking heavy or feeling oily. It contains honey, propolis extract, and royal jelly to keep the skin in excellent shape. There is also ceramide Np to reinforce the skin barrier and vitamins C and E to add antioxidant protection. It is a great option for all skin types. Note that it has two openings, and that the lower one at the neck of the bottle is the one you should use. It is available at Ulta.
15. Bliss In The Honey Mask
Made for sensitive skin, this mask is soothing and moisturizing. It contains witch hazel along with propolis extract, which work together to help fade redness and decrease irritation. Honey and glycerin load the skin up with water, while squalane softens the skin and strengthens it. This mask is a great choice no matter the cause of your facial redness. Purchase it from Ulta!
16. Pixi by Petra Glow Mist
Few things feel as lovely as misting on a nourishing toner on a hot day. This formula is made with a variety of botanical oils to moisturize the skin, as well as soothing propolis extract and brightening niacinamide. It looks just as good under makeup as over it! It is sold online through Dermstore.
17. Guerlain Abeille Royale Repairing Honey Gel Mask
This soothing and nourishing mask will plump up your skin with moisture, helping to alleviate fine lines and eliminate redness. It contains both honey and royal jelly, along with oat extract, which has its own skin-calming effect. Pick it up at Nordstrom!
18. Mario Badescu Honey Moisturizer
If you have sensitive skin, then this honey moisturizer is a great choice. It has a very simple formula that is low on irritants, with nourishing peanut oil, soothing honey extract, and a variety of humectants. The texture is light, so it doesn’t leave a residue on the skin. It’s ideal for those with normal and combination skin. Find it at Nordstrom!
19. Fresh Crème Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask
Honey makes up 40% of this mask, to really load the skin up with its healing effects. It also contains fortifying echinacea extract and restoring sea buckthorn oil. It’s a formula that will relieve dehydration and plump up the skin to reduce the look of fine lines. Despite the oils, it is light enough to work for any skin type. You can get it from Sephora.
20. Sanitas Skincare Milk and Honey Cleanser
A cream cleanser is the best choice when you have dry or sensitive skin. This lotiony, sulfate-free formula removes every speck of makeup and dirt without stripping the skin. It is made with Colorado honey, hydrating hyaluronic acid, and jojoba oil. It does lather a little bit and can be rinsed away with water. Pick it up from Dermstore!
21. Dr. Brandt Skincare Hydro Biotic Recovery Sleeping Mask
A sleeping mask is basically a lighter version of a night cream that helps draw moisture into the skin all night long. Honey, since it is a humectant, is a great addition to sleeping masks since it also helps to repair the skin while drawing in hydration. This mask also includes a probiotic blend that restores the skin’s microbiome and fortifies it. It’ll help strengthen and nourish sensitive skin. Buy it from Sephora!
22. Epicuren Discovery X-Treme Cream Propolis Sunscreen SPF 45+
If you really can’t get enough out of propolis for skin, then you should definitely pick up this sunscreen. This moisturizing sunscreen protects the skin from the harmful effects of the sun with a high SPF, but it also nourishes it with soothing propolis and emollient moriche palm oil. It’d be best for those with dry skin. It is sold at Dermstore.
23. L’Oréal Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Paraben Free Honey Eye Gel
This eye gel even looks a little bit like honey! It contains manuka honey and glycerin to give deep moisture to the eyes, while caffeine helps decrease puffiness and other signs of fatigue. The texture is super light, so you can use it alone or under a heavier cream. Get it at Ulta!
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