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A Skincare Secret: Sicilian Manna

What is Manna?

Known by its many names, ‘nectar from Heavens’, ‘oozing Stars’, Manna is a sweet frosty sap sourced from the ancient European Ash Tree, Fraxinus excelsior. Gently harvested during the summer months in Sicily’s Madonie Mountain Range, the precious sap is drawn from the bark by hand, carrying on a centuries-old tradition. This is a rare process unique to Sicily that only few farmers still practice. It’s harvested in the form of a liquid, then with the help of the warm sun it solidifies into beautiful white stalactites.

Traditionally, Manna has been used in the food industry because of its sweet taste. It’s known to help with gastrointestinal issues, it’s an ideal sweetener for diabetics, as well as used in cooking to flavor desserts. Because of Manna’s high nutrient value, it’s also used as herbal medicine and is now making its way into beauty.

What are the skincare benefits of Manna?

Furtuna Skin is one of the first companies to bring this ingredient to the market. Our featured ingredient within our Cleansing Oil Balm is a rare and uncommon botanical in the skincare world. Rich in amino acids, polysaccharides, antioxidants and essential nutrients, Manna brings its next level nourishing and hydrating benefits to cleansing. Its efficacy as a natural moisturizer gives our balm cleanser the unique ability to leave skin dewy-soft and smooth.

The Manna used in our Cleansing Oil Balm undergoes a fermentation process, a beauty trend destined to become the future of skincare because it delivers an exceptionally potent form of ingredients. Fermentation releases enzymes that break down molecules for easier skin absorption while intensifying the concentration of nutrients and beneficial bacteria for a better skin microbiome.

Next level nourisher and sublime skin smoother. Known as Nectar from Heaven with ancient origins in Sicily, the nutritious sap of ash trees is used in culinary and cosmetic recipes. Fermented for extra potency, our star ingredient is a naturally soothing emollient that’s rich in nutrients and moisture for smoother skin after washing.

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Made from the best ingredients nature has to offer, you can be sure that our skincare products are as good for the environment as they are for you. Our clean formulas come straight from the land, transforming your skin naturally.


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