6 June 2013

Manuka Doctor - Foaming Cleanser

''Manuka Doctor Bee Venom Foaming Cleanser - An effective cleanser that helps reveal a more radiant complexion by eliminating daily impurities''.
(Manuka Doctor, 2013) 

As many of you know I have never been happy with my skin. I crave for that flawless clear skin which I see quite a few women with nowadays (not those heavily photshopped in magazines/newspapers). I have tried virtually everything on the highstreet (minus cosmetic treatments) and nothing ever seems to work on a long term basis. I have heard from time to time however that Bee Venom is extremely good at eliminating breakouts but also combating the appearance of blemishes. Being a little skeptical I wasn't too sure about this as the thought of applying bee venom to my skin just sounded a little strange. But I thought I would give it a try and see how I got on with the Manuka Doctor Foaming Cleanser. I have been sampling this product for some time now and I figured now is the time to feedback to you all with my thoughts on this product.

First impressions of the product - the overall packaging is clean with easy to read writing. The tube is a soft tube, making dispensing the product easy ensuring there is no wastage. The product has a flip top lid, with a reasonably sized hole which enables the a decent amount of product to come out. The product itself is of creamy thickish consistency, with a very fresh and flowery. This I found to be very pleasant but not at all overpowering. One thing I did notice with this product is that it is free from SLS and parabens which is great.

Contains the following Bee related ingredients:
  • Purified Bee Venom and Manuka Honey.
  • Papaya Extract: A botanical extract with refreshing and cleansing properties
  • Shea Betaine: A foaming cleansing ingredient from shea butter
  • Tricholsan: A known anti-bacterial ingredient
Also contains the following ingredient: Phyoncide Water

I found the best way to work with this product was in the shower. To be honest with all face products being in the shower is a must for me; I just find it helps prepare my skin before I apply any cleansers. I then proceed to use an ample size, get a good lather before massaging well into my face. I leave for a few seconds before washing off and then towel pat dry my face (I never rub dry)! When I first used this product I noticed a slight (ever so slight) little tingle, which is the bee venom, but this quickly faded and I didn't experience the feeling again. I have noticed with daily use that my skin has become brighter and I am still experiencing the odds spots but not as many. The blemishes however are not as noticeable as before which is great, but they're still visible. I think over time and with constant usage of this product the blemishes will eventually fade.

The Manuka Doctor Foaming Cleanser* is RRP £17.99 and is available from the Manuka Doctor website and Holland and Barrett.

Have you used Manuka Doctor products before?


  1. TheOtherSideofCool6 June 2013 at 12:36

    I've never heard of bee venom in skincare before, wowzer! Sounds like it's really working though :) xx

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    1. Serenity of Beauty6 June 2013 at 18:35

      It's really nice. One thing I also noticed was that my face didn't feel dry/sore after using the product which some products have tended to do in the past.

  2. Nice review, never heard of this product before.

    1. Serenity of Beauty6 June 2013 at 18:35

      Definitely look into it :)

  3. I tried the serum and moisturiser last year, they really improved the condition of my skin, I was definitely impressed :) x