East Cape Manuka Oil and Manuka Honey 20+ TT4 Cream Review

East Cape Manuka Oil and Manuka Honey 20+ TT4 Cream Review

Product Name: East Cape Manuka Oil and Manuka Honey 20+ TT4 Cream

Review Date: November 21, 2017

Rating: 4.8


East Cape Manuka Oil and Manuka Honey 20+ TT4 Cream is an all-natural cream formulated to soothe and treat a number of skin issues.

Containing Manuka oil, Manuka honey, and tea tree oil, this product is highly effective against acne, blemishes, and rosacea. The cream also works well in aiding faster wound healing, such as with minor cuts, bruises, and insect bites.

The product is free of parabens and mineral oils. It isn’t tested on animals and is generally friendly to the environment.

About The Brand

Established in 2002, Naturals New Zealand is a New Zealand-based company that specializes in products formulated with natural ingredients worldwide, like manuka oil, rosehip oil, tea tree oil, and lanolin.

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Main Ingredients

Now, here’s where the fun things begin.

You see, this product is formulated with all-natural ingredients and isn’t tested on animals. It’s made under the strictest manufacturing standards so you won’t have to worry about compromising your skin or the quality of the cream.

Let’s begin with Manuka oil.

While most products simply utilize average Manuka oil, Naturals New Zealand takes it a step further by increasing the purity of its Triketones fraction to 99.9%.

Its tea tree oil isn’t something you can find in regular products, too. It’s purified, making it 10x more powerful.

The cream also has Manuka honey, a UMF grade honey. It’s one of the most famous types of honey today, given its long list of benefits.

Together, these three main ingredients are added to a base of sweet almond oil which is rich in protein, linoleic acid, and vitamin D.

Protein is an important building block of your skin’s structure. Linoleic acid, on the other hand, is known to improve many skin concerns.

Now, you’re probably wondering: How can all those ingredients help you?

Well, here goes...

Uses and Effects

With its combination of ingredients, East Cape Manuka Oil and Manuka Honey 20+ TT4 Cream is a solution to a number of skin issues.

You can use it to spot treat acne and blemishes. It does a great job in healing bruises, minor cuts, and even insect bites, too.

Those with sensitive skin, like rosacea, can also benefit from the cream since it has a soothing and calming formula.

Compared with most treatment creams, this one isn’t that drying to the skin.

Now, here’s the thing:

Although the product uses high-quality and safe ingredients, it doesn’t mean that it’s guaranteed to work on everyone. If you are allergic to honey, tea tree oil or manuka oil, this may not be the right product for you.

It’s also a good idea to avoid using this product while you’re still pregnant to avoid any potential negative effects on your baby.

If you don’t fall into any of those conditions, however, this cream is certainly one of the best investments you can make, particularly if you’re prone to blemishes.


Being an all-natural product, you’ll love that this cream is free of parabens and mineral oil. It won’t put you at risk of disrupting your hormones or clogging your pores.

Now, there’s just one small issue.

The product is scented but it’s not because of any synthetic fragrance you’re probably thinking. Its scent comes from the aroma of tea tree oil and manuka oil which isn’t totally a bad thing.

Well, unless you’re not into that kind of scent.

If you detest tea tree oil, no problem. The scent doesn’t linger long and will dissipate after a few seconds.

How to Use

This part’s pretty easy. After all, it is a topical cream.

You simply have to take a small amount of the product and massage it to your target areas. Make sure to avoid the eye area as that can lead to irritation.

Also, you have to remember that this cream is better for spot treating so use just the right amount.


Packaging is one of this product’s strong points. Why?

Well, first, its bottle is travel-friendly. You can take it with you wherever you go without having to worry about breaking or damaging it.

You can bring it when you’re camping, hiking or taking a fishing trip. And you know what else?

The packaging meets the rules for air travel.

Apart from that, it also has a pump which means less mess and more precision when it comes to dispensing. 

The Verdict

What we like
  • Has all-natural ingredients
  • Doesn’t dry out the skin
  • Packaging is travel-friendly
  • Isn’t tested on animals
What we don't like
  • Scent can be an issue for some people

Dr Kathleen May Eusebio-Alpapara

A board-certified dermatologist who practices both medical and cosmetic dermatology

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