The Day Cream Dilemma Explained...

While some of us love having our bathroom cupboards over-flowing with beauty products all promising to take years off our complexions, there are some of us who prefer a slightly more simple approach to our skincare regime.

Whichever you prefer, there’s one thing beauty professionals always recommend and that’s a separate day and night cream. But why?

During the day, our skin requires extra protection from environmental influences, such as sunlight, pollution and appliances that give off blue light. Day creams with antioxidants, such as Green Tea extract (Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract) and Manuka honey, neutralise free radicals and protect the skin's cells from oxidative stress which can increase premature ageing. If you are outside during the day, your day cream should have a sun protection factor. Sunlight is one of the main causes of premature skin ageing, so apply your day cream in the morning after cleansing your face.

The Manuka Doctor Day Cream SPF15 is an award-winning age-defying formula which not only provides sun protection, it intensely hydrates skin and fights off free radicals. And not only that, Holland & Barrett’s Healthy Magazine recently voted it the Best Skincare Product of the year!

Which skincare ingredients do I need to boost hydration?

Thanks to the highly moisturising properties of Mānuka honey, this revitalising Day Cream leaves skin glowingly soft and naturally plumped. Honey is osmotic which means that the large quantities of sugar soak up surrounding moisture, which helps skin retain moisture and stay hydrated. This moisturising effect helps boost elasticity and the texture of your complexion.

Imperata cylindrica is a perennial grass native to warm regions in Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Mediterranean. The root extract is a natural moisturiser that is used to help provide skin with hydration. New research is coming out all the time about this wonderful grass, what we do know is that it aids in intercellular osmosis, drawing water into the skin cells for excellent hydration. It helps store and retain this moisture as well—even in dry weather conditions and through skin-drying activities like showers and baths. That’s what makes it such a potent and natural moisturiser.

An emollient oil derived from the Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) plant contains beneficial fatty acids, primarily linolenic acid, that can also help diminish the appearance and occurrence of dry skin.

Hydrating Shea butter and Vitamin E moisturise and smooth the complexion for younger looking skin.

Which antioxidant ingredients should I look for in a Day Cream?

Much like Manuka honey, Royal jelly is known for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant properties. Rich in nutrients and proteins, Royal jelly helps to support skin renewal and increased collagen production, tightening fine lines and wrinkles whilst protecting skin from daily pollutants. Historically, royal jelly has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine to treat various conditions and maintain good overall health. It is even widely regarded to be the beauty secret that the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and many Pharaohs used to retain their youthful beauty.

Collagen boosting Purified Bee Venom (PBV™) is a complex mixture of enzymes, peptides and amino acids which work on all levels of the skin to encourage naturally occurring cell regeneration, boost collagen formation increasing skin’s elasticity. Bee Venom also accelerates the recovery of damaged skin cells which helps to reduce the effect of UV damage.

Camellia sinensis leaf extract is an extract of the leaves of Green Tea (Camellia sinensis Theaceae) and shows good antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities. Topically applied Green tea extract has been shown to inhibit UV-induced inflammation and combat DNA damage.

Mistletoe is another amazing skincare ingredient with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It's perfect for winter skin, but also great to protect from free radicals all year-round. The antioxidants give tremendous healing properties to Mistletoe and makes it an ideal remedy to fight signs of ageing.

Silk, as its name suggests, supports a healthy skin barrier providing structure and support, essential for keeping skin bouncy and firm.

With all of these wonder ingredients, why not try the Manuka Doctor Day Cream SPF15 today and understand first-hand what difference these natural ingredients can make to your skin!

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