My name is: Barbara Close.
I’m known for being: I’m the founder of Naturopathica and, with a touch of humor, I call myself a “wellness pioneer” because I’ve been passionate about the healing arts since long before “self-care” was a household term. To be more specific, I’m an herbalist, esthetician, author and product innovator—stemming from my interest in wellness education.
I'm talking about: our brand new Manuka Honey Cleansing Balm.
You can find it at: Naturopathica and in select retailers—Follain, DermStore and Goop, to name a few.
How it works is: It’s a gentle and luxurious cleansing balm for all skin types. Anti-bacterial Manuka honey balances oil production and soothes redness, while royal jelly peptides and probiotics create a strong ecosystem for skin-healthy bacteria.
What makes it special is: This melting, mango butter balm glides over the skin and wipes away dirt and makeup so easily, it makes cleansing enjoyable! When massaged into dry skin, this cleanse also doubles as a soothing lymphatic stimulation for your face—leaving you with a dewy and glowing complexion.
One thing you can’t miss is: Manuka honey lends a very delicate, floral and sweet scent, which instantly soothes the senses after a long day.
My favorite secret detail is: You can leave a thin layer of the Manuka Honey Cleansing Balm on overnight as a replenishing mask, to help nourish the skin and lock in hydration. To use it as an overnight treatment, apply a thin layer after cleansing, then rinse in the morning. Your skin will be soft and refreshed!
Your body will thank you because: As a cleanser, it does it all: It has probiotics, peptides and humectants to nourish the skin; and it clarifies without stripping healthy oils. Plus, it turns a daily chore into an enjoyable ritual.