Honey (feng mi) September 11 2014

Honey is a food that is treated as a medicinal in Chinese medicine, and well-recognized as a natural beauty enhancer in Western tradition. 

Chinese Medicine properties: tonifying, nourishing, calming


With its well-known antibacterial properties, honey is helpful to acne-prone skin, and its high levels of antioxidants and amino acids have made it a favorite since antiquity for imparting a deep healthy glow to skin.

The Chinese attribute to honey the power to 'moderate tension', which translates in skincare to softening, moisturizing and calming.  Honey is reputed to have been Cleopatra's most-guarded beauty secret.