Apicare Honey - Body Butter Review

July 26, 2014

"Their skin care will nourish and protect your skin naturally.  At Apicare they are passionate about using only the best quality raw materials they can source, using only top quality natural plant oils, essential oils, perfume grade fragrances, pollen, propolis, natural beeswax and UMF 16+ Active Manuka Honey."

One of the best things about the Love Natural Love Organic show was meeting some amazing people... Lucy of Apicare is a great example of this. I spotted 'Manuka honey' on the packaging and was instantly intrigued. I hung around (suspiciously) until I got a chance to chat to her as I was dying to know more.

As most of you will know I love the moisturising and beneficial properties of honey in my skin care routine. I use it as a daily cleanser and as an occasional mask either on it's own or in a DIY mixture.

As I love the benefits of it on it's own I was really interested to find out more about Apicare as they use Manuka Honey in their products. I like that they use active honey with a 16+ UMF rating. I believe (if I remember correctly) their products always contain at least 30% honey. 

So, this isn't your typical brand cashing in on a craze - they don't throw around the words 'Manuka Honey' only for it to be one of the last ingredients on the list... In the body butter I have been trialling Manuka Honey is the second ingredient.

Restore Me Honey Nut Butter* £15 for 200g 

(free UK delivery on orders over £7.50)

This product boasts some great ingredients, the vegetable based glycerin has 'strong humectant properties' so it will lock in moisture, the macademia nut oil, sweet almond oil,  jojoba oil, mango seed butter, shea butter and cocoa seed butter will also work wonders for dry skin. This product contains essential oils but no artificial fragrance.

I am always a stickler on price, I don't mind paying a little bit more for a high quality product with excellent ingredients... but I'd rather pay less where possible. I like the price point of both this specific butter and the rest of the range.

I like the packaging, the colours are bright and cheerful without being garish. The tube is easy to use and the lid doesn't stick, get in a mess or anything else annoying like that!

This is a lovely body butter to use, it is thick and creamy but absorbs in nicely. I find that my legs get very dry, very quickly if I do not keep them topped up with a rich moisturiser. Whilst using this butter I did not have any issues with dry or itchy legs, I found it very moisturising, long lasting and lovely to use.


Aqua/Spring Water, Leptospermum Scoparium Mel (active 16+ Manuka Honey), Cetearyl Alcohol,Glycerin(vegetable based) Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia Nut) Oil, Coco- caprylate, Cetearyl Glucoside (and) cetearyl alcohol, Theobroma Cacao(Cocoa) seed butter Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Dehydroacetic Acid (and) Benzyl Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Parfum, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A ), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf juice, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter),  Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil,  Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) Leaf Extract, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C ). Contains componets of essential oils Limonene and Linalool

Ingredients you may wish to be aware of and look into further, especially if you have allergies and/or sensitive skin, are marked in bold and linked to EWG.

As you know I flag these ingredients up in my reviews for you to be aware and make your own minds up. 

There is nothing the list there that bothers me, my skin or my ethics so I am happy personally, but others may have different standards so I like to do some leg work on your behalf.

I've really enjoyed using this body butter, I am curious about trying more from this brand and I may well just do that as I like their reasonable prices and love their ingredients.

If you want to find out more I have linked their website here.

Have you tried anything from Apicare? What did you think?

This post does include a product sent for consideration.
The links are not affiliated.
All opinions are honest and my own, any suggestions made are based on my own experiences and are meant as a guide. Please always take care when making any DIY products and patch test to rule out an adverse reaction.


  1. I would love to see you hanging around suspiciously anywhere just can not picture it lol

  2. haha, I looked well shifty ;-) xx


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