Honey is the new charcoal: Why your bathroom cabinet needs more of the sweet stuff

It’s time you drizzled a healthy dose of this natural ingredient into your daily grooming routine. Here are the best scents, masks and moisturisers to buy

From our tea to our toast, honey is a mainstay of the modern man’s morning routine. We spoon it, we spread it, we stir it through. But this liquid gold’s applications can be drizzled far further than the confines of your kitchen.

Just as charcoal crumbled its way from the barbecue to the bathroom cabinet, so has honey now found a new home in your grooming routine. And, from beeswax hair wax being honeycombed through your locks to sweet serums and salves bringing a golden glow to your skin, there are many ways to emancipate the sticky stuff from its jar. Check out our favourite products below…

Dip into the honey trend with a face mask

Let’s start with your skin. There are four main benefits of applying honey to your face. Firstly, it’s naturally antibacterial, so will protect from and prevent blemishes. It’s also chocked full of antioxidants and is moisturising, giving it anti-ageing and complexion-boosting qualities. And it also clarifies, meaning that it will unclog your pores better than most synthesised grooming products.

Masks, then, are the ideal place to introduce honey into your grooming regime. From Origins, this mask pairs honey with charcoal for a gently-purifying dream team. 001 London have created a Manuka Honey-infused product, that will leave you with a natural glow. And The Body Shop’s Ethiopian honey mask is deeply nourishing — and smells irresistible.

Honey is the new charcoal: Why your bathroom cabinet needs more of the sweet stuff

Origins Charcoal Honey Mask

£30

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Honey is the new charcoal: Why your bathroom cabinet needs more of the sweet stuff

001 London Supreme Equilibrium Mask

£105

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Honey is the new charcoal: Why your bathroom cabinet needs more of the sweet stuff

The Body Shop Ethiopian Honey Mask

£17

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Introduce honey by spritzing on a sweet scent

Whereas we tend to opt for woodier fragrances in the winter, summer gives men the chance to experiment a little more with their scents. Some go fragrant and floral, some go for the more bitter, fruity aftershaves. But opt for honey and you’ll enjoy a cologne similar in note to your woody winter fragrance — just a little lighter.

Floris’ Honey Oud Eau De Parfum brings a velvet softness to your dressing table, opening with a gourmand accord of English honey and vanilla. Molton Brown, too, built their Oudh Accord on a base note of vetiver and honey. And Clive Christian’s L Floral Chypre employs the honeyed tones of beeswax for a warm, spicy heart.

Honey is the new charcoal: Why your bathroom cabinet needs more of the sweet stuff

Floris Honey Oud Eau De Parfum

£160

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Honey is the new charcoal: Why your bathroom cabinet needs more of the sweet stuff

Molton Brown Mesmerising Oudh Eau de Toilette

£69

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Honey is the new charcoal: Why your bathroom cabinet needs more of the sweet stuff

Clive Christian Private Collection L Floral Chypre

£275

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Crystallise your morning routine with a honeyed moisturiser

Honey can smooth your ski, and leave it feeling supremely soft — smelling sweet from morning to night. So, naturally, it makes for one of the best moisturisers on the market — especially when blended with similarly supple ingredients.

Kiehl’s have blended honey with soy milk, jojoba butter and almond oil to create their Body Polish. Scrubd use olive and Argan oils to help their honeyed offering lock in moisture and restore elasticity. And Molton Brown’s lustrous body oil contains precious myrrh and Indian moringa alongside a base of honey.

Honey is the new charcoal: Why your bathroom cabinet needs more of the sweet stuff

Kiehl’s Soy Milk and Honey Body Polish

£23

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Honey is the new charcoal: Why your bathroom cabinet needs more of the sweet stuff

Scrubd Energising Face Moisturiser

£34

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Honey is the new charcoal: Why your bathroom cabinet needs more of the sweet stuff

Molton Brown Oudh Body Oil

£45

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