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Why You Should Look For Manuka As Part Of Your Acne Routine

Are you looking for a natural product to assist with the prevention of acne? Here’s why Manuka oil should be an essential part of your daily skincare ritual.

Woman and daily skincare routine with Manuka Oil for acne

You can run, but you can’t hide from acne.

A 2015 study found acne (acne vulgaris) is the eighth most common disease in the world, with approximately 85% of teenagers experiencing symptoms at some stage. Please note, this is not a life sentence.  The word dis-ease in itself tells that your body is in disharmony and that is what’s causing the acne to surface.  It can be dealt with by looking at the underlying triggers and root cause.

Creating a plan to prevent acne depends on whether your acne (or that of a loved one) is mild, moderate or severe; severe cases will require medical treatment. However, Manuka oil based products can be a helpful assistant when it comes to preventing outbreaks and restoring healthy skin.

Acne appears when hair follicles become blocked by a buildup of dead skin cells and oil and are most frequently found on the face, back and chest. Some factors thought to contribute to the creation of acne include:

  • hormones
  • medication
  • diet
  • stress

However, one of the biggest - and most unavoidable - factors is genetics. As it’s impossible to change our genes, those who suffer from acne instead focus on preventing flare-ups and controlling breakouts to avoid scarring.

Adopting a low-sugar diet, embracing an acne-friendly skincare routine, changing to water-based products and avoiding picking or squeezing the inflamed areas may all help to lessen symptoms, and in some cases, using natural essential oil based products such as ManukaRx Acne Oil can be a helpful aid.

Australian Tea Tree oil is commonly associated with acne prevention and healing. However, when compared with Manuka oil with Australian tea tree oil, studies show that Manuka is 20-30 times more active against gram-positive bacteria. It is ancient secret which is becoming more readily available to the general market now.

Manuka oil sourced from the East Cape of New Zealand is famed for its exceptionally high levels of triketones. Triketones boosts the Manuka oils antibacterial properties, making it more effective against bacteria and microorganisms.

Native to New Zealand, the oil sourced from the Manuka tree remains a much-revered part of Kiwi first aid kits.

ManukaRx Acne Healing Oil uses a unique blend of natural ingredients to aid the prevention of acne, and assist in the recovery of scars and is good when used with a cleanser such as ManukaRx Facial Cleanse. The combination of natural plant-based active ingredients such as Manuka oil, Turmeric oil, Lavender oil and Jojoba oil will leave your skin glowing and healthy. It’s easy to use, massage 2-3 drops into the affected area morning and night.

ManukaRx Acne Prevention Oil ($29.95) uses 100% Manuka oil as the active ingredient. We will soon be launching our very own ManukaRx Foaming Facial Cleanser which you can  include in your daily skin care routine to get rid of acne causing bacteria. Keep your eyes peeled!


Conveniently available online or in select health stores nationwide, ManukaRx products use the very best East Cape Manuka oil to aid a range of ailments, from dry skin, chapped lips and acne to colds and coughs.


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