Honey

EWG level: 1

Honey is a saccharic secretion gathered and stored by honey bees, Apis mellifera. This is due to its amino acid, peptide, and vitamin content. It is a naturally occurring sweetener that is produced by bees of the genus Apis. Honey is a mixture of glucose, fructose, sucrose and other naturally occurring sugars. It generally has a moisture content of 14-18%. In cosmetics and personal care products, honey is used in the formulation of a wide range of products including baby and bath products, eye and facial makeup, fragrances, coloring and noncoloring hair products, personal cleanliness products, and suntan and sunscreen products. Honey is a food and it has long been used to sweeten and flavor other foods and beverages.

Its functions are: Flavoring Agent; Humectant; Skin-Conditioning Agent – Humectant; Emollient; Moisturising

“Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful” (Environment Canada Domestic Substance List)

 

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